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Baisse-toi montagne, lève-toi vallon

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The French-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg presented her first major theatre performance on 18 and 19 March at the Kaaitheater Studios in Brussels in the context of Performatik. ‘Subside, mountain; arise, vale’ is a play sung by five actors and the Brussels Brecht-Eisler Chorus, whose create a sort of ‘re-enactment’ of the celebrations of the Saint-Simonists in Paris between 1832 and 1835. Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825), a utopian socialist and forerunner of Karl Marx, set up a large, tightly organised group of thinkers, scientists and industrialists who strived to create a moral, social, political and poetic world order. The performance was written and performed in French. I translated the text of the performance for the surtitles.


Written by Patrick Lennon

March 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm