Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere / CAMPO: PLEASANT ISLAND
Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere are theatre artists who live and create together and share a love for research and documentary theatre. They are coming to Mladi Levi with the performance Pleasant Island, their second joint performance. In it, they talk about the fate of the small island of Nauru in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, which was named Pleasant Island by the first explorers who arrived on the island from European countries. The island was swept by colonization, capitalism, migration, overexploitation of natural resources and the resulting ecological catastrophe. Once an island paradise, the island became a synonym for post apocalypse – in addition to economic, humanitarian and ecological devastation, the island is threatened by rising sea levels. Nauru is also known for hosting Australian refugee detention centres in exchange for funding, with island authorities covering up the situation and preventing journalists and reporters from entering the island. Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere managed to get permission to enter the island for a limited time, and are coming back with testimonies and, above all, questions. What kind of future awaits Nauru and what will be the fate of the world striving for endless growth and profit?
By and with: Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere
Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi
Technical team: Anne Meeussen, Piet Depoortere & Benjamin Verbrugge
Sound mixing: Lieven Dousselaere
Production: CAMPO arts centre
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Spring Festival Utrecht, Beursschouwburg, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Veem House For Performance, Theaterfestival SPIELART München & De Brakke Grond
Supported by: Vlaamse gemeenschapscommissie & KAAP, Evropska unija – Program Ustvarjalna Evropa, Kultura, ACT – Art, Climate, Transition
Slovenian translation: Tadej Turnšek
Performance is in English with Slovenian surtitles.
Photo by: Shun Sato
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