In Le Cendrier du Gaze, Pierre-Patrice “Pepe” Kasses relates to the figure of Zwarte Piet. Can embodying such a controversial and charged symbol challenge and nuance our view of the black body? In this performance Pepe shows that as a black performer he often has to play roles that he has not chosen himself. Entering into a dialogue with Zwarte Piet is no mean feat, but little by little he shows a different side to himself. With his solo Pepe wants to place narratives from the past into a contemporary context and make them his own.
part of Open Studios XL / tickets from 25 March onwards / double bill with The Mirror Stand by Stanley Ollivier / aftertalk with Pierre-Patrice Kasses & Stanley Ollivier, moderated by Eric Niyibizi Cyuzuzo