Michael De Cock / KVS
Wooden benches are placed in the back of a truck. This is the simple arena for Kamyon. A little girl tells how she and her mother travelled across Europe in a truck like this, fleeing the madness, looking for a safe home, a better life.
Like so many thousands of migrants, Kamyon will journey across Europe. In each country a new actress will speak. Following the premiere in Istanbul, the performance was staged in Belgium, Slovenia, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary and England.
Alice Spisa debuts at 18 next to Maria Paiato in The Prisoner's Dilemma. Trained in London with Giles Foreman and Liana Nyquist, she then graduates from the School of the Teatro Stabile di Torino in 2012. Directed by Valter Malosti, she plays Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (original music by B. De Franceschi) and the lead in The Rape of Lucrece, which earns her the 2013 UBU Award as Best New Actress Under 30. She is also the translator of several English plays for the Italian theatre.
'Kamyon is a play to enjoy by watching and listening. It is a project presented on specific locations accompanied by music. It focuses on migration, on Europe and on ordinary people with ordinary, ambitious dreams.
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TEXT & DIRECTION Michael De Cock WITH Deniz Polatoglu (EN/NL/TU), ALICE SPISA (IT/FR), VIKTÓRIA MAKRA (HO) CONCEPT & CREATION Michael De Cock, Rudi Genbrugge, Mesut Arslan, Deniz Polatoglu
DRAMATURGY Kristin Rogghe
music Enrique Noviello SET DESIGN Stef Depover COSTUMES Myriam Van Gucht
ANIMATION Film Deniz Polatoglu
Painting Luca Kortekaas PRODUCTION KVS COPRODUCTION t,Arsenaal Mechelen, Platform 0090, Les Francophonies En Limousin, Ex-Ponto Festival Ljubljana, the European project Be SpectACTive! – CapoTrave/Kilowatt Sansepolcro (IT), Bakelit Multi Art Center Budapest (HU), Domino Zagreb (HR), LIFT London (UK), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO), York Theatre Royal (UK)
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