A present-day Robin Hood takes the fight for the right to vulnerability, and gives a voice to all those who are heard too little. On his chivalrous quest our protagonist pairs up with unexpected companions who clearly fail to meet the ideal picture of what a youngster ‘should be’. With angelic song and ruttish beats they set off on a musical road trip to youngsters whose hearts have been braver than their tongue - until today.
Electro punk pop meets musical kitsch in this new show by theatre makers Johan De Smet and Joris Hessels, the young musical/film talent
Amaryllis Uitterlinden and Belgian up-and-coming electro punk duo Compact Disk Dummies.
CONCEPT & CREATION: Johan De Smet, Joris Hessels
DIRECTOR: Johan De Smet
WITH: Joris Hessels, Amaryllis Uitterlinden, Janus Coorevits, Lennert Coorevits
MUSIC: Janus Coorevits, Lennert Coorevits (Compact Disk Dummies), Amaryllis Uitterlinden
SOUND: Korneel Moreaux
LIGHT: Jeroen Doise
VIDEO: Ilja Van Autreve
SCENOGRAPHY: Johan De Smet, Jeroen Doise, Sebastien Van Huffel
MOVEMENT ADVICE: Bérengère Bodin
LED-COSTUME: Monique Leys
TECHNIQUE: Sebastien Van Huffel, Korneel Moreaux, Jeroen Doise
THANKS TO Vooruit, Swing, Campo, 4Hoog, Pieter Troch
Compact Disk Dummies was founded by brothers Lennert and Janus Coorevits. This electro-punk duo won in 2012 Humo’s Rock Rally (an important Belgian music award) and scored a monster hit with ‘The Reeling’ from their first EP Mess with us (2013). Although they are young, they stand firmly along top players such as Telex, Soulwax, Goose, The Subs, Front 242 and The Neon Judgement. Their second album will be released in 2016.
Amaryllis Uitterlinden is an actress and singer-songwriter. She studied music in Belgium and singing/songwriting at the American Berklee College of Music. Ever since she was a little girl, she can be found on stage. She plays both for theater, musicals and television. She recently starred in the Belgian film Brabançonne (directed by Vincent Bal), for which she won the Ensor for best actress, a prestigious Belgian film award.
Johan De Smet is a theater maker and artistic director of KOPERGIETERY. He created e.g. The legend of Woesterdam (coproduction studio Orka), Broken dreams (coproduction Mambocito Mio) and The history of the world based on banalities (with Titus De Voogdt), which has recently won a Fringe First Award (2015). His performances are characterized by an intensive use of live music, video and/or dance.
Joris Hessels is an actor, primarily working for youth theater. For KOPERGIETERY he was involved in successful productions such as Oscar and Mamie Rose and The Legend of Woesterdam (coproduction with Studio Orka). Although he mostly is to be seen on stage, he also regularly works for television. In addition to being a guest star in various series, he recently ade the human-interest series ‘Radio Gaga’ for the national broadcast Canvas (VRT).