Pleasant Island

Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

Pleasant Island was the name British whalers gave to the island of Nauru in the Pacific Ocean. For a long time, the island was a little piece of heaven on earth. But now that it has been mined of all its riches, the soil is exhausted and poverty reigns. And what’s more, Australia has relocated a major refugee camp there. Now the refugees are the island’s main source of income. What kind of future is left for the place, after its ecological and eco-nomic downfall? Theatre makers Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere went to Nauru to see for themselves.

In their last piece, Mining Stories, the two young theatre makers studied the aftermath of a recent mining disaster in Brazil. With Pleasant Island they are continuing their research into the consequences of extreme mining using documentary material which they have gathered conducting interviews. How do we deal with the grey images of the future? 

Concept, creators: Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere
Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi
Sounddesign: Lieven Dousselaere
Techical: Anne Meeussen & Piet Depoortere
Producer: CAMPO i.s.m. Everest
Coproducer: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Veem House For Performance, De Brakke Grond, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
With supprt of: Beursschouwburg, De Grote Post, KAAP, Kunstencentrum Buda, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, STUK & Veem House for Performance
Thanks to: alle gesprekspartners in Nauru



20/05/2019 21:00

21/05/2019 21:00


€17,- / €14,-


Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal


SPRING 2019 


Duration: 75 min
Language: Miscellaneous / Surtitles Dutch
+ Short introduction (Mon 20 May)
+ 10 minutes 10 questions (Tu 21 May)

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