BUSTER

#Actor

2021

Romeo Castellucci Cesena

Theatre — world premiere

Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Pierre Megos was invited to perform in Buster from Romeo Castellucci.

The new site-specific work of Romeo Castellucci is constructed on nine principles. “01. The action requires the participation of about forty men. 02. They are not actors, but protagonists of the scene. 03. There are no rehearsals. 04. Each of them is given a policeman’s uniform and a pair of invisible headphones. 05. Each of them receives, in real time, specific individual commands. 06. Each policeman must fulfil the order received. 07. No improvisation is requested from the policemen, but the abyss of an absolute present. 08. The policeman and the actor are one and the same thing. 09. The action takes place during the night, in the city center of Brussels”. Conceived for the festival, Buster takes place on the Esplanade de la Cité administrative, between the federal police headquarters and Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral, and with the city as a background of its actions. A reflection on the law, the violence, and the comedy, on the role of actors who lend their bodies to actions that are not theirs.

Presented @ Kunstenfestivaldesarts-KANAL – Centre Pompidou-La Monnaie/De Munt

Conception, direction: Romeo Castellucci

Music: Scott Gibbons | Dramaturg: Piersandra Di Matteo

With Police Officers: Luca Nava, Sergio Scarlatella | With Initiated : Pierre Megos | With the participation of the counter-tenor: Logan Lopez Gonzales

With: Antonio Montanile, Bira Lima, Christophe Jaccard, Costantino Giampiccolo, Cyriel Lucas, Etienne Jean-Marc, Gaëtan Charbonnier, Hippolyt Doucy, Jacques Sennesael, Jean Schabel, Jean Schatz, Jef Dewit, Jonas Wertz, Naïm Belhaloumi, Patrick Delandtsheer, Rafik Bellali, Thibaut Verspreet, Matteo Marongiu, Vadiel Gonzalez, Imad Auassar, Alain Stepman, David Bernardas Casteil, Thiago Antunes, Arno Verbruggen, Johannes Arnauts, Julien Neirynck, Bartel Busschaert, Jonathan Linga, Kiran Vassilieff | Assistant direction: Filippo Ferraresi | Technical direction: Eugenio Resta | Stage technician: Andrei Benchea | Light technician: Andrea Sanson | Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici | Costume keeper: Chiara Venturini | Stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart studio | Costume realization: Grazia Bagnaresi | Production director: Benedetta Briglia | Production manager: Giulia Colla | Promotion, distribution: Gilda Biasini | Technical headquarter team: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini, Caterina Soranzo | Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci | Economic consultant: Massimiliano Coli

| Societas, in co-production with: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2021, LAC – LuganoArteCultura, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène Européenne, Temporada Alta 2021, Manège-Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le Phénix- Scène nationale Pôle européen de création Valenciennes, MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Fondazione V-A-C, Triennale Milano Teatro, National Taichung Theater, La Monnaie/De Munt, Kanal – Centre Pompidou | Performances in Brussels in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels