Come to Dutch Centre for a very special theater performance called: “De Man in Europe”.
Assaults on European territory, closing borders and refugees stuffed in trains. There is a pressure on European society that we cannot deny anymore. The developments that our continent is dealing with, are at the base of De Man in Europe. For this solo-performance Lucas De Man travelled through Europe, visiting 17 cities in 8 countries and conducting interviews with more than 20 creators that are rooting for change and are all working on remodeling the society that they live in. On 7 April, Lucas takes you with him on his journey and through Europe’s history.
For one month, Lucas and his team travelled through cities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey and Greece. They spoke with historians about some of Europe’s great historic visionaries such as Jheronimus Bosch, Erasmus, Thomas More and Luther as well as with contemporary creators: artists, creative minds and socially creative people in a wide sense. They are all researching new ways to form a society; to live together in this time of change.
In De Man in Europe, Lucas creates a contrast between the current mindsets he encountered and those of the former transitory times; the change from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. In those days, a generation of visionaries emerged in Europe. In the short time-span of no more than 70 years they formed the base of modern Europe. Lucas will guide you through the main insights and controversies of a new generation of Europeans.
In De Man in Europe Lucas uses video fragments of the interviews to take his audience on a journey past the most important insights and battles of the young European generation he encountered.
Please see here the English trailer:
Some press quotes:
“Lucas De Man grabs his audience in a passionate way.” ★★★★ de Volkskrant
“De Man is a charming theatre personality with an opinionated view, who effortlessly guides his audience through philosophical or scientific, sometimes very complex, discourses.” Trouw
“…charming, amusing and entertaining lecture performance.” Theaterkrant
“Lucas massages his audience, always striking the right note.” Brabants Dagblad
“Very rarely does a show cause such insight into current affairs.” Cultuurpers De Man in Europe is part of the art project In Search of Europe. Discovering the Self.
- Date: Thursday 7 April 2016
- English Spoken
- Time: 7.30 pm
- Doors open: 7 pm
- Tickets: £10. Students: £5.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA