DEBATE AROUND CASSANDRA
ARTISTS VS. ACTIVISTS: THE SAME FIGHT?
FEB 13 - 20:00 - La Monnaie
In the run-up to the creation of Cassandra, La Monnaie launches a series of debates dedicated to the urgency of the climate cause.
This second evening focuses on the relationship between artistic practice and ecological activism. In what ways can art and activism complement or reinforce each other? What is the role of artists in the fight against climate issues? And what if ecological efforts and creative freedom come face to face?
Intriguing questions that we want to put to "artivist" Chantal Latour, dramaturge and writer Martha Balthazar, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde, soprano Sandrine Mairesse (Youth for Climate), as well as activist Wouter Mouton and theatre-maker/writer Sébastien Hendrickx, both members of Extinction Rebellion.
And since we will be at La Monnaie, no better way to end the discussion than with music, and a performance by the Chœur Cassandra Koor.