text and direction Michael De Cock
with Alice Spisa
concept and creation Michael De Cock, Rudi Genbrugge, Mesut Arslan, Deniz Polatoglu
dramaturgy Kristin Rogghe
music Enrique Noviello
set design Stef Depover
costumes Myriam Van Gucht
animation film Deniz Polatoglu
painting Luca Kortekaas
coproduced by T’ Arsenaal Mechelen, Platform 0090, Les Francophonies en Limousin, Ex-Ponto Festival Ljubljana, European project Be SpectACTive! – CapoTrave/Kilowatt Sansepolcro (IT), Bakelit Multi Art Center Budapest (HU), Domino Zagreb (HR), LIFT London (UK), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO), York Theatre Royal (UK)
Running time 1 h
Wooden benches are placed in the back of a truck. This is the simple arena for Kamyon. A little girl tells how she and her mother travelled across Europe in a truck like this, fleeing the madness, looking for a safe home, a better life.
Like so many thousands of migrants, Kamyon will journey across Europe. In each country a new actress will speak. Following the premiere in Istanbul, the performance was staged in Slovenia, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary and England.
Kamyon is based on Michael De Cock’s play “Two Small Bags and Ten Million Dreams”. The story is told from the point of view of a small girl who, together with her mother, is an illegal immigrant. They are fleeing from a war in their home country, looking for a safe existence. Kamyon reminds us that that we are all human beings. And millions of them are fleeing something.