BL!NDMAN Akenkaai 2, B-1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 201 59 47
 
 

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Elsie de Brauw, Pierre Bokma, Mandela Wee Wee, Bert Luppes
BL!NDMAN [sax] & Benjamin Dousselaere

Adapted from Don DeLillo

Director Johan Simons
Composer Eric Sleichim
Stage design Bettina Pommer
Costume An De Mol
Light Dennis Diels
Sound design Will-Jan Pielage
Stage Version Koen Tachelet
Dramaturgy Koen Tachelet, Dorothea Neweling

BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.

COSMOPOLIS

music theatre based on Don De Lillo’s famous novel

April in New York. Eric Packer, an unscrupulous 28-year-old billionaire is driving across town for a haircut in his stretch limo. All around the world exchange rates are shaky and the markets are tanking. The heart of the metropolis is on the verge of breaking point. The President is making an official visit, vast crowds of fans have turned out for the funeral of a Sufi rapper, violence erupts at anti-globalization demonstrations and artists mount guerrilla actions to gain publicity. Even Eric Packer’s life is running out of control.

The production is based on the novel “Cosmopolis” by leading American novelist Don DeLillo and shows an attempt to puncture the bubble of the economic elite with reality and protest. How can a more just world be constructed and who is going to make this happen? Can we prevent complete self-destruction? Or might it be our best hope for a better future?

Cosmopolis is Johan Simons’s final production as Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale and of NTGent. As in his drama of the underclass Accattone (2015) and the political reflection Die Fremden (2016) the director combines a major contemporary theme, in this case turbocapitalism’s repeated ability to rise from the dead, with the question of our individual actions and our possible influence.

calendar

22.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
23.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
24.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
28.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
29.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
30.09.2017
BOCHUM (D) - Jahrhunderthalle
13.10.2017
ANTWERPEN - Bourla
14.10.2017
ANTWERPEN - Bourla
17.10.2017
MAASTRICHT (NL) - theater vrijthof
31.10.2017
UTRECHT (NL) - Stadsschouwburg
04.11.2017
EINDHOVEN (NL) - Parktheater
18.11.2017
GRONINGEN (NL) - Stadsschouwburg De Oosterpoort
25.11.2017
ROTTERDAM (NL) - rotterdamse schouwburg
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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Sainctelettesquare 18-19
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47

contact:

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 485 30 98 01
productional and technical coordination:   M +32 485 53 68 16

BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.