Be My Superstar
One glass box. Big.
People in an open space. Dancing.
The background: galvanizing beats.
No stage, no chairs,…
The interactive opera Be My Superstar is a collaboration between director Alexandra Lacroix and composer Šimon Voseček. The performance — for everyone above 14 — is based on Yann Verburgh’s H.S. tragédies ordinaires, a touching text about bullying. Sooner or later, from nearby or at a distance, it affects young and old.
The omnipresence of social media, in time as well as in space, hardly leaves any room for escape. Lacroix and Voseček translate everyday harassment in word, image and music thus confronting us with the banality of the violence we are all capable of.
Where does violence originate? Where does it feed? Where does it emerge ? How long do we keep on watching or enduring before taking action? Spectator and performer, bully and victim, all seem interchangeable in a powerful, physical show that leaves traces.
concept & stage direction
Šimon Voseček (°1978)
based on H.S. tragédies ordinaires (Yann Verburgh)
Aïda Gabriels, Alexandra Lacroix
Astrid Stockman, soprano
Logan Lopez Gonzalez, contratenor
Pieter Jansen (violin), Anna Jalving (viola), Hanna Kölbel (cello), Cédric De Bruycker (clarinet)
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa Festival Montenegro, Helsinki Festival, Cie MPDA - Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, SPECTRA, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
In coöperation with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
With the support of the TAX Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale overheid, enoa: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, la Fondation Orange tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter