Everybody for Berlusconi

In the European Parliament, Everybody for Berlusconi prompts questions from Italy to the Netherlands: why pay for a performance that calls for the assassination of Berlusconi?

The performance is about corruption in Italy and the question: why are we talking about Turkey joining the European Union and not about Italy leaving?

Everywhere in Europe, including Slovenia, the home country of co-producer Betontanc and the Netherlands, we see a political swing to the right. Silvio Berlusconi is the most talked-about European politician of the moment. His personality says something about the development of democracy in Europe, in the new Europe, of which both Betontanc and Jonghollandia/ Wunderbaum are a part. The Europe of commercialisation and populism, but also the Europe of the search for utopian unity.

The actors search for a personal way of dealing with this larger structure. Who are we in this larger Europe and how do leaders like Silvio Berlusconi influence our personal lives?

A performance about power and manipulation in the form of a congress, where they discuss Silvio Berlusconi.

“In this world I see only dwarfs. Lots of dwarfs. I don’t see any giants. Except myself.” Silvio Berlusconi

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Primož Bezjak
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Daša Doberšek
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Branko Jordan
  • Matjaž Pograjc
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Marleen Scholten
  • Katarina Stegnar

Music and composer

  • Remco de Jong

light and setdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

costumes

  • Mateja Benedetti
  • Joke Sommen

Technician

  • Tomaž Štrucl
  • Jean-Lou Caglar
  • Igor Remeta
  • Daan Klootwijk

light

  • Bart Verzellenberg

Arrangement & Composition

  • Richard Rosser

Video design

  • Dirk Eijsbouts
  • Maarten Blom

Producer

  • Ira Cecić
  • Jasper Willems

Photography

  • Fred Debrock

Special thanks to

  • Bojana Leskovar
  • Mojca Širok
  • Chiara Comandi
  • Milan Jordan

Past dates

  • December 2004

    05

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • December 2004

    04

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • December 2004

    03

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • December 2004

    02

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • December 2004

    01

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • November 2004

    30

    Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
    Ljubljana (SI)

  • November 2004

    25

    Internationale Theaterdagen - Theater aan het Vrijthof
    Maastricht (NL)

  • November 2004

    24

    Internationale Theaterdagen - Theater aan het Vrijthof
    Maastricht (NL)

  • November 2004

    23

    Internationale Theaterdagen - Theater aan het Vrijthof
    Maastricht (NL)

  • November 2004

    19

    Verkadefabriek
    Den Bosch (NL)

  • November 2004

    18

    Verkadefabriek
    Den Bosch (NL)

  • November 2004

    17

    Verkadefabriek
    Den Bosch (NL)

  • November 2004

    16

    Verkadefabriek
    Den Bosch (NL)

  • November 2004

    07

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2004

    06

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2004

    05

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

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