22.09.22 24.09.22

Flemish Primitives Chokri Ben Chikha & Action Zoo Humain

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In 'Flemish Primitives', Action Zoo Humain shines a new light on flashy talent shows and the malleability of success. Together with six young performers, director Chokri Ben Chikha examines the relationship between the urge to excel and the spectacularization of differences.
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tickets

15 - 24 euros

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✔ Dutch and ENG spoken

estimated duration

1 h 30 min

We have always had to make our plan. 
We are always at our best in times of trouble. 
Slogging through the mud has made us great. 
Strong. Disciplined. 
Humble and modest too.
But those days are over. 

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In 2021, Dubai is the first country in the Middle East to host the World Expo – the 35th to be exact. Belgium is also participating, sending a group of young artists with a project on Flemish Mastery. From Van Eyck to De Keersmaeker, from Brueghel and Rubens to Platel and Van Noten, from craftsmanship to high-tech. And not without side effects: their stay in the Arab emirate brings them to seemingly conclusive insights about the malleability of success.

Back in Belgium, these makers put it to the test, with the central question being: Who will be the Flemish Master of tomorrow?

(read more below the video)



Under the watchful eye of the public, six young artists, who only share their drive for success and their migration background, undergo a series of experiments. Who will withdraw from the rat race? Who perpetuates the belief in the survival of the fittest? 

Flemish Primitives  shines new light on flashy talent shows and the social engineering of success. Together with six young performers, director Chokri Ben Chikha examines the relationship between the urge to excel and the spectacularisation of difference.

"A SHARP AND OH-SO-FLAMING TOPICAL PIECE"
Focus Knack ****
credits

direction

Chokri Ben Chikha

choreoggraphy

Chokri Ben Chikha, Laura Neyskens

text

Erik-Ward Geerlings, Erwin Jans

by and with

Iza Hankammer, Pjotr Nuyts, Hellen Boyko, Vivien Piti, Papus Keita, Moussa Ndiaye

les ballets C de la B, Stad Gent, Francesca Vanthielen, Nick Hannes, Kurt Van der Elst, KASK, De Vlaamse Gemeenschap

music

Osama Abdulrasol

dramaturgy

Raphaël Vandeweyer

costume

Robin Verslegers, Marij De Brabandere

scenography

Fish Eye

video

Pascal Poissonnier, Messervideo, Heren Loebas in opdracht van Visit Flanders

light design

Francis Gahide

sound

Bart Celis

technical coordination

Francis Gahide

technique

Eva Dermul, Niels Verougstraete

thanks to

Aymon Antoine, Astrid Vansteenkiste, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Arend Pinoy, Lara van Oudenaarde, Dr. Alain van hiel, Dr. Hetti Helsmoortel, Dr. Dirk De Wachter, Thijs Degheldere (Brands and stories)

production

Action Zoo Humain

coproduction

PerPodium

in collaboration with

NTGent

with support of

de Taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via Cronos Invest
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

direction

Chokri Ben Chikha

choreoggraphy

Chokri Ben Chikha , Laura Neyskens

text

Erik-Ward Geerlings, Erwin Jans

by and with

Iza Hankammer, Pjotr Nuyts, Hellen Boyko, Vivien Piti, Papus Keita, Moussa Ndiaye

les ballets C de la B, Stad Gent, Francesca Vanthielen, Nick Hannes, Kurt Van der Elst, KASK , De Vlaamse Gemeenschap

music

Osama Abdulrasol

dramaturgy

Raphaël Vandeweyer

costume

Robin Verslegers, Marij De Brabandere

scenography

Fish Eye

video

Pascal Poissonnier, Messervideo, Heren Loebas in opdracht van Visit Flanders

light design

Francis Gahide

sound

Bart Celis

technical coordination

Francis Gahide

technique

Eva Dermul, Niels Verougstraete

thanks to

Aymon Antoine, Astrid Vansteenkiste, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Arend Pinoy, Lara van Oudenaarde, Dr. Alain van hiel, Dr. Hetti Helsmoortel, Dr. Dirk De Wachter, Thijs Degheldere (Brands and stories)

production

Action Zoo Humain

coproduction

PerPodium

in collaboration with

NTGent

with support of

de Taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via Cronos Invest

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