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If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them - Aurélie Di Marino met Farbod

  • De Pianofabriek 35 Fortstraat Sint-Gillis, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1060 Belgium (map)

Vijf acteurs vertalen de visie op racisme en identiteit uit de mythische jaren ‘60 naar het nu.

Aurelie Di Marino invites Ahilan Ratnamohan, Benjamin Op de beeck, Nona Buhrs, Farbod Fathinejadfard and Kaat Arnaert to put ‘If there weren’t any blacks you should have to invent them’ on stage, a 1968 filmscript written by Johnny Speight. By staging this seemingly outdated movie, they question an important paradox of society today: the conscious complicity of the members of society to systemic violence which is openly ignored and displaced and which creates a lingering subconscious feeling of guilt at an individual level. 'If there weren't any blacks you'd have to invent them' plays with the paradox between the acknowledgement of the injustice of the dominant white male powerstructures and the fact that one uses those same powerstructures to consolidate their personal position. Everybody puts on his costume and plays his role. Is there still a human heart beating behind the costume?


Gebaseerd op het filmscenario 'If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them’ van Johnny Speight
Van en met: Aurelie Di Marino, Farbod Fathinejadfard, Benjamin Op de Beeck, Ahilan Ratnamohan, Nona Buhrs, Kaat Arnaert
Dramaturgie: Dries Douibi
Techniek: Gregor Van Mulders, Delphine Dupont
Decor: Jozef Wouters / Decoratelier & Tim Vanhentenryk
Kostuums: Atelier Ad Hoc
Productie: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Coproductie: d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, Beursschouwburg, De Grote Post, C-Mine
Met steun van Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Het Bos, Kunstencentrum BUDA
Met dank aan: Btissame Bourrich, Merel Van de Gehuchte, Elsemieke Scholte, Karlien Vanhoonacker, Johan Dehollander, Delphine Coërs

Earlier Event: February 28
Muntthee - Adnane