PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2019
Saturday 25 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019
Zonzo Compagnie & HOP FROG Fanfare /
Copper & Skin is an ode to the strength and solace of music. One moment a cheerful invitation to dance, then a stately tribute or a comforting sound in a funeral procession. Brass band music carries us through every ritual in life; it is almost the true soundtrack of life itself. On the stage we see two percussionists and seven wind players. Nine musical wizards and distinctive characters who expand the concept of the brass band in all directions. They sound both grotesque and absurd, and at other times subdued and simple. But always real: with breath, sweat and rhythms that make you move.
For Zonzo Compagnie, the director/choreographer Randi De Vlieghe and the HOP FROG Fanfare from Borgerhout wallow in the rich tradition of brass bands and the many events they play a part in. Together, they create a visual musical production that tells a universal tale for a very wide audience. About humans, their recklessness, their cruelty, their tenderness, their vulnerability, their resilience and their joie de vivre.
RANDI DE VLIEGHE scenography BERT BERNAERTS & KOEN BOLLEN compositions ISA JANSSENS costumes HOP FROG FANFARE music: Tim Coenen (bass drum + guitar) | Tijl Piryns (snare drum, composition) | Glen De Jonghe (souzaphone) | Loes Minnebo (trombone) | Bert Bernaerts (trumpet, composition) | Peppi Pepermans (alto saxophone) | Hanne De Backer (baritone saxophone, composition) | Koen Bollen (soprano saxophone, composition) | Mario Conjaerts (trumpet)
Zonzo Compagnie in co-production with HOP FROG Fanfare.