Romeo Castellucci Cesena

Buster

theatre / performance — premiere

Esplanade de la Cité administrative de l’Etat/Esplanade van het Rijksadministratief Centrum

| ⧖ 40min | €22 / €18 | In open air

The new site-specific work of Romeo Castellucci is constructed on nine principles. «01: The action requires the participation of about forty men. 02: They are not actors, but protagonists of the scene. 03: There are no rehearsals. 04: Each of them is given a policeman’s uniform and a pair of invisible headphones. 05: Each of them receives, in real time, specific individual commands. 06: Each policeman must fulfil the order received. 07: No improvisation is requested from the policemen, but the abyss of an absolute present. 08: The policeman and the actor are one and the same thing. 09: The action takes place during the night, in the city center of Brussels». Conceived for the festival, Buster takes place on the Esplanade de la Cité administrative, between the federal police headquarters and Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral, and with the city as a background of its actions. A reflection on the law, the violence, and the comedy, on the role of actors who lend their bodies to actions that are not theirs.

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-KANAL – Centre Pompidou-La Monnaie/De Munt
 
Conception, directing: Romeo Castellucci | Music: Scott Gibbons | Dramaturg: Piersandra Di Matteo | With local participants, and the participation of : Logan Lopez Gonzales | Song "Mea tormenta, properate” by Johann Adolf Hasse | Assistant director: Filippo Ferraresi | Technical director: Eugenio Resta | Stage technician: Andrei Benchea | Light technician: Andrea Sanson | Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici | Costume keeper: Chiara Venturini | Stage sculptures, automations: Plastikart studio | Costume realization: Grazia Bagnaresi | Production director: Benedetta Briglia | Production manager: Giulia Colla | Promotion, distribution: Gilda Biasini | Technical headquarter team: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini, Caterina Soranzo | Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci | Economic consultant: Massimiliano Coli Societas | Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KANAL – Centre Pompidou, La Monnaie/De Munt, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2020, LAC – LuganoArteCultura, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène Européenne, Temporada Alta 2020, Manège-Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le Phénix – Scène nationale Pôle européen de création Valenciennes, MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ruhrfestspiele | Performances in Brussels in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels

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