Music theatre on the Western migration machine

Simple as ABC #2: Keep calm & Validate

Thomas Bellinck

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How do you get a grip on a complex phenomenon like migration management? How do you delineate a border when it is everywhere? The Belgian dramatist Thomas Bellinck had numerous conversations with border and data managers in control rooms and on the fringes of Europe. With two actors, four musicians from SPECTRA, scenographer Josef Wouters, composer Joris Blanckaert, and ten gigabytes of audio material, he made Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate, a documentary music theatre performance about outsourcing our discomfort with social selection.


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