Voilà, my brusselsARTproject, what actually is a kind of an experiment experiencing what’s going on art and culture-wise in Europeans’s informal capital, ends with my first evening at KVS, Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, and the premiere of My revolution is better than yours, directed by Brussels-based Serbian theater maker and performer Sanja Mitrovic, produced by Caravan Production.
Well, revolution - currently one of Europeans most controversial political topics in times of neo-nationalism, local as well as pan-national movements and Jilet Jaune for instance. Mitrovic takes a look back into European history of revolution in the 20th century around 1968 and stages diverse personalities who’s life had become being revolutionaries. Starting and ending a theatre piece with a refugee from Africa giving a kind of prologue and epilogue and in between functioning as the observer of this euro-centric rehabilitation of revolutionary icons to me seems quite problematic. I would have preferred the refugee, who introduced himself as an artist living in Europe, being part of the performance - not a framework, but a performer, an artist like the others on stage.
Still, what caught my attention was the power and energy this piece broadcasted via it’s play with green-screen techniques and the sound design by Vladimir PejkoviĆ. Somehow they made it possible to put all this in time and space different events and personalities into a contemporaneity, which is quite exciting.
One of my wishes for 2019 - let’s become more revolutionary on stages of institutions like the KVS! In front of as well as behind the scenes - stage socio-political realities, which means diversity!
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