The Chance to Find Yourself

Coproduction 2021

The Chance to Find Yourself is a collaboration between two migrants from very different worlds. One is a German-speaking man from Tirol in northern Italy who has lived in Brussels for a few years; Benno Steinegger. The other, Jovial Mbenga, is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and lives in Brussels too.

© Gilles Lambert
© Gilles Lambert

They do not know each other but what they have in common is that they both came to Brussels to improve their living conditions. The two come from very different cultural and economic backgrounds, they do not share the same aesthetic tastes. Nevertheless, they both try to know more about each other, about themselves, and about each other's artistic practices, despite the void of ignorance and difference that separates them. All this will take place in the process of creating a common performance in the spirit of a free adaptation of the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

All this is just a pretence. The aim of The Chance to Find Yourself does not consist in staging the Heart of Darkness, rather to stage what this encounter will produce: the process itself will become the heart of the performance.

Concept: Benno Steinegger — Actors: Benno Steinegger, Jovial Mbenga — Light: Valeria Foti — Supported by: Associazione Culturale Codice Ivan, Garage29, workspacebrussels, SpazioK

Residencies

07.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
Kaaitheater
09.09.2019 - 15.09.2019
Kaaitheater
29.04.2019 - 17.05.2019
workspacebrussels
11.03.2019 - 15.03.2019
Rosas
13.11.2018 - 16.11.2018
workspacebrussels
11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018
Kaaitheater