The Chance to Find Yourself

Coproduction 2021

When Benno Steinegger and Jovial Mbenga started creating The Chance to Find Yourself, they did not know each other. The two come from very different cultural and economic backgrounds: one is from Tirol (Italy), the other from Congo. Today, they both live and work in Belgium. What started out as a theatrical adaptation of the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, soon became a performance about the encounter between two people, their differences and commonalities.

© Francesca Grilli
© Francesca Grilli

From a place of genuine curiosity for the other, they faced their ignorance about their discriminative behaviours and thoughts. In the end, this process became the result: a playful theatrical peek behind the curtain of a friendship and collaboration with many ups and downs. How close can we really get to the other? What role does our way of looking play in all of this?

In The Chance to Find Yourself, Steinegger & Mbenga relate to these questions with bold humor and abstract imagination.

Concept: Benno Steinegger — Actors: Benno Steinegger, Jovial Mbenga — Light: Valeria Foti — Production: workspacebrussels — Supported by: Associazione Culturale Codice Ivan, Garage29, SpazioK, WIPCOOP/Mestizo Arts Platform, Kunstencentrum KAAP, CAMPO — With support from: De Vlaamse Overheid & De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Event details

15.12.2021 | 20:00 - 21:00




Kuumba (Brussels)


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