Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

11 Jun 20:00

Theatrical Lecture Performance: De Man in Europe

Kumbaracı 50, Kumbaracı Yokuşu No:50 Kat: 2 Beyoğlu

11 Jun 20:00 - 21:30

For his project In Search Of Europe, Lucas De Man travelled to 17 cities in 8 countries in 30 days. He interviewed more than 20 young creators (creative professionals), who are trying to change the society they live in for the better. What struck him is that there is a new generation awakening in Europe and that they are ready to fight for change. Inspired by this journey, Lucas made and performed a lecture performance DeMan in Europe, which premiered in August.

In this performance Lucas relates the transition period our continent is in now, to the previous paradigm changing period: the shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. At that time a generation of visionaries emerged with Erasmus, Thomas More and Luther, on whose ideas Europe as  we know it now was built. Is something similar happening now? For In Search of Europe Lucas took a camera team and a journalist from De Correspondent with him to look for our current European generation; Who are the visionaries? How do they see our time and society? Where do they stand in current hot issues, such as new democracy, (the enclosure of) the commons and Europe. What do they think should change and, more importantly, what are they doing about it? 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 find the English trailer in this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NpEHG46NL0

De Man in Europe is part of the art project In Search of Europe. Discovering the Self. This project is coproduced by Het Zuidelijk Toneel and Company New Heroes, in collaboration with several (international) partners. For more information please see www.insearchofeurope.eu

The performance will be staged in English.
The ticket price is 15 TL. You can either buy it online here or at the box office of Kumbaracı50.
Please note that seating is limited.