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Grosse Bühne: Highlights
Milo Rau / IIPM - International Institute of political murder / Campo:

Five Easy Pieces

  • © Phile Deprez
  • © Phile Deprez
  • © Phile Deprez
Theater & Performance
  • Thu, 30.11.2017 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 01.12.2017 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 02.12.2017 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2

Is it possible – and with which means – to perform the life of child killer Marc Dutroux with children? Swiss theatre director Milo Rau and his International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) have conquered the biggest international stages in recent years with their matchless political theatre. Their works are based on testimonies and reconstructions of true stories and mercilessly break through the taboos of our age. Together with the CAMPO arts centre from Ghent, they have set up an ambitious project involving children and teenagers between 8 and 13 years old. Rau uses the biography of the country’s most notoriously shameful criminal to sketch a brief history of Belgium and to reflect on the (re)presentation of human feelings on stage. Five Easy Pieces probes the limits of what children know, feel, and do. Purely aesthetic and theatrical questions blend together with moral issues: How can children understand the real significance of narrative, empathy, loss, subjection, old age, disappointment, or rebellion? How do we react if we see them acting out scenes of violence or love and romance? In particular, what does that say about our own fears and desires? This makes for a confrontational experience.


  • concept, text, director: Milo Rau
  • text, performance: Aimone De Zordo, Fons Dumont, Arno John Keys, Blanche Ghyssaert, Lucia Redondo, Peter Seynaeve/ Hendrik Van Doorn, Pepijn Siddiki & Eva Luna Van Hijfte
  • performance film: Sara De Bosschere, Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert, Johan Leysen, Peter Seynaeve, Jan Steen, Ans Van den Eede, Hendrik Van Doorn, Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse
  • dramaturgy: Stefan Bläske
  • production assistant, coach: Peter Seynaeve
  • research: Mirjam Knapp, Dries Douibi
  • stage, costumes: Anton Lukas
  • video, sounddesign: Sam Verhaert
  • child care, assistant: Ted Oonk
  • music training: Herlinde Ghekiere
  • voice training: Françoise Vanhecke
  • stage construction: Ian Kesteleyn
  • technique: Bart Huybrechts, Bram Geldhof, Korneel Coessens, Piet Depoortere
  • second camera: Alexander Van Waes
  • sound video: Henk Rabau
  • production management: Wim Clapdorp, Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Eva-Karen Tittmann
  • tourmanagement: Leen De Broe
  • distribution: Marijke Vandersmissen
  • producer: Campo
  • thanks to: jeden, der bei der Vorbereitung der Produktion geholfen hat

Eine Produktion von CAMPO & IIPM, koproduziert von Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels 2016, Münchner Kammerspiele, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), SICK! Festival UK, Sophiensaele Berlin, Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création

Gefördert im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

IIPM is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin, Pro Helvetia, GGG Basel, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL (Basel). CAMPO is supported by The Flemish Government, The Province of East Flanders & The City of Ghent

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