Bêt noir

World Première February 18th 2006, KVS, Brussels (BE)

For Bêt noir Wim Vandekeybus and fourteen young actors have thrown themselves into the adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus myth by Flemish playwright Jan Decorte (1999).

In his very specific style Jan Decorte distilled the essence of the story, rewriting the play in a very fragmentary, childlike, condensed language.

The young actors are accompanied on stage by the Fanfakids. From their base in the Brussels' district of Molenbeek, this colourful brass band is slowly but surely gaining ground. They play a mix of styles such as raï, maracatu and hip hop. Their instruments: bass drums, self-made PVC drums, Brazilian tamborims, African bells and Moroccan nfars.

 

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THE PERFORMANCE

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

WITH
Dylan Darby, Christopher Decoste, Anna Franziska Jäger, Anton Jäger, Amber Joosse, Michael Males, Lula Mangelschots, Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Fernando Vandekeybus, Jozef Vandermeulen, Jelle Vercruysse, Selim Van Herzeele, Oihana Azpillaga

FANFAKIDS
Ashraf Atilallah, Jawad Atiallah, Karim Chehaïma, Younes Chehaïma, Yahya Choua, Avril Mangelschots, Assia Mezziane, Othman Mezziane, Adel Sbihi, Yassine Sbihi

TEXT
Jan Decorte

MUSIC COACHES
E.T. Tatepo Kembo, Jo Zanders

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
Greet Van Poeck

MOVEMENT ASSISTANTS
Iñaki Azpillaga, Thi-Mai Nguyen

COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas, Lieven Meeussen

SCENOGRAPHY
Johan Daenen

ASSISTANT SCENOGRAPHY
Daniel Huard

SOUND ENGINEER
Tom Daniëls

PROJECT MANAGER
Rebecca De Backer

 

 

THE FILM

 

DIRECTION, SCRIPT
Wim Vandekeybus

CAMERA
Ryan Le Garrec, Wim Vandekeybus

EDITING
Ryan Le Garrec, Wim Vandekeybus

WITH
Dylan Darby, Christopher Decoste, Anna Franziska Jäger, Amber Joosse, Michael Males, Arto Mangelschots, Lula Mangelschots, Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Fernando Vandekeybus, Jozef Vandermeulen, Jelle Vercruysse, Selim Van Herzeele, Oihana Azpillaga, Ashraf Atilallah, Karim Chehaïma, Younes Chehaïma, Yahya Choua, Avril Mangelschots

ENGINEERS
Jacques Borguet, Temoudjine Janssens

COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas, Lieven Meeussen

ANIMATION
Benoît Gob

PRODUCTION COORDINATION ANIMATION FILM
Bart Verstockt

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Fabienne Beernaert

 

THANKS TO
de Anderlechtse Sportschutterskring/Jean Huybens, Tricky Clauwaert, Peter Kruger, Patrick Otten, Pascal Smet/the Brussels' Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Bernard Tavernier, Centrum West/ Bart Nagels & Liesje Smeets

 

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez (Brussels), KVS (Brussels), Festival of Flanders – Ghent

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF
De Krijtkring 

 

 

Brussel Deze Week
Author
Michaël Bellon