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FORUM ON EUROPEAN CULTURE
31 may - 4 june 2023
Can theatre unite us in times of fragmentation and radicalisation? As a theatre maker, director or writer, how can you react to very recent and emotionally charged events such as the attacks in Brussels? We present two theatrical reflections on Molenbeek by Stefan Hertmans and Myriam Sahraoui.
A morning in Molenbeek, Brussels.
Everything is quiet in suburbia.
A young woman is on her way to the police office.
She has a request of a specific sort that the kind officer cannot answer.
For Re:Creating Europe, Stefan Hertmans wrote the play Molenbeek 2016. This play will be directed by accomplished director Roeland Hofman, and performed by the Netherlands’ leading actress Monic Hendrickx, during the Forum. In the play, the sister of a radicalised boy speaks. She explores questions of violence, charity and responsibility. After the performance, we will start a conversation on the role of art, engagement, representation and the recent developments in Molenbeek.
As a theatre maker, director or writer, how can you react to very recent and emotionally charged events such as the attacks in Brussels? What can be said? For whom do you speak?After the play, we will discuss these questions with Stefan Hertmans, Myriam Sahraoui and Johan Simons.
Moderator: Patrick van der Hijden.
This programme will be in Dutch.
Before and after the programme the audience can listen to intimate life stories from Slotermeer and Molenbeek in the audio installation, Beauty Verhalen Salon. Please read more here.