het Theater Festival


De Man in Europe

Lucas De Man/ HZT/Stichting Nieuwe Helden

Note! The performance on 26 august at 14:00 is in English, other performances are in Dutch.

Attacks on European territory, refugees in overcrowded trains and closed borders. We can no longer ignore it: our European society is under pressure.

The development our continent is currently undergoing is the starting point for ‘De Man in Europa’. For this performance, Lucas De Man visited 17 cities in eight European countries within the space of a month. He spoke to historians about the great ‘old’ philosophers and creators such as Hieronymus Bosch, Erasmus, Thomas More and Luther, as well as contemporary creators: artists, philosophers and socially creative people in the broadest sense of the word, all searching for new ways to live together in these times of change.

In this way Lucas de Man compares the time in which our continent now finds itself with the former all-determining transitional period: from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. At that time, in only seventy years a generation of visionaries arose whose ideas formed the basis for today’s Europe. Do we have people like this now too? Lucas shares with us the most important visions and points of contention among a new generation of Europeans.

concept, direction, play Lucas De Man | videomontage, direction Ruut van der Beele | camera Ton Vorselaars, Pepijn Robben | dramaturgy, projectmanager Kimberly Major | journalistic support Tomas Vanheste | assistentie direction Tom Dijkstra | with the cooperation of Matthijs Rümke, Marjolein Roozen, Prof. dr. Hans Trapman, Jonas Staal, Prof. Jan van der Stock, Simon Allemeersch, Prof. dr. Lieven de Cauter, Prof. Michal Targowski, Slawomir Sierakowski, Miasto Jest Nasze, Giorgio de Finis, Niccolo Capponi, Raúl Sanchez Cedillo, Florian Malzacher, Valerio Bonnani, Lotte van den Berg, Engin Önder, Nagehan Uskan, Prof. Emra Safa Gurkan, Anna Lazou, Gared Gutenschwager, Prof. Sokratis Koniordos, Nikos Stampoulopoulos, Poka Yio, Paris Legakis, Christian Utpatel, mmmm art collective, Social Muscle Club and others scientists, artists and visionairs from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece
grote zaal
€16 / €12 (-25/65+) / €8 (-19)
duration: 90 min.
language: at 20:00 Dutch spoken, at 14:00 English spoken | no subtitles