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 Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

PROGRAM / BIG BANG Enschede 2019

Sunday 14 April 2019


Zonzo Compagnie /

RANDI DE VLIEGHE scenography BERT BERNAERTS & KOEN BOLLEN compositions JOHANNA TRUDZINSKI costume HOP FROG FANFARE music: Tim Coenen (bass drum) | Tijl Piryns (snare drum) | Sarah Van Impe (small percussion & bass) | Glen De Jonghe (souzaphone & trombone) | Loes Minnebo (trombone) | Bert Bernaerts (trumpet, composition) | Mario Conjaerts (trumpet) | Koen Bollen (soprano saxophone/composition) | Peppi Pepermans (alto saxophone) | Hanne De Backer (baritone saxophone)

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. Fanfare music carries us through every ritual in life - is almost the true soundtrack of life itself. On scene: three percussionists and seven wind instrumentalists. Ten musical whizzes and character faces who expand the concept of 'fanfare' 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 will make you move.
For Zonzo Compagnie, director/choreographer Randi De Vlieghe and the Borgerhout-ian HOP FROG fanfare, wallow themselves in the rich tradition of fanfares and the many situations they play a role 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.