Trouble Festival, Brussels, 2021

The performance turned the playground into an absurd stage of adulthood, and created an awkward tension and dialogue between generations. Four adult actors presented children ́s views about adulthood, with the audience following them and occasionally participating in the acts. As they slid down, they shouted what kind of adults they didn’t want become. While balancing on the seesaw, the performers shared children ́s thoughts on adult dilemmas. The piece brings out children’s critical views and hopeful thoughts about their uncertain future as adults in a rapidly changing world. 

Concept and directing: Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen / The performers: Maxime Bodson, Jean Fürst, Julia Ghysels and Emilienne Tempels / Assistant director: Francoise Berlanger / Curator: Antoine Pickels / Production: Trouble Festival, Brussels / Support: Finnish Institute Benelux