Passa Porta Festival Prelude
Performers Yoann Blanc, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Itsik Elbaz and Anissa Boujdaini kick off the Passa Porta Festival, one month exactly before we get into the thick of things. An evening with beautiful texts and – at last! – the revelation of the complete festival programme.
Who better than fellow readers to make you want to read books and meet the authors that wrote them. Four wonderful book lovers will share with us who their favourite festival authors are and will read from their work. A delightful prelude to the festival, where readers and authors come together.
Known above all for his role as Detective Peeters in the TV series La trêve, Yoann Blanc is also to be seen on stage. Based in Brussels, the French-Swiss actor received the Magritte award for best young actor in 2017 for Un homme à la mer. An avid reader, he has already appeared at the Midis de la Poésie in Brussels and at the Intime Festival in Namur.
Actress and singer Charlotte Vandermeersch is a core member of the collective ARSENAAL/LAZARUS. Film and TV viewers know her from her roles in, among others, Belgica, De Premier, Wat Als? and Het Goddelijke Monster. This inveterate reader recently completed a sold-out tour with her solo show Buzz.
Whether he is performing Hamlet or Momo in La vie devant soi, the renowned French-speaking actor Itsik Elbaz gives his all. In 2017 he co-founded the association Deux euros cinquante. He is passionate about language and is widely acclaimed for his subtle delivery. This time he will read from the work of Marie Ndiaye, an author who is close to his heart.
Spoken-word artist and author Anissa Boujdaini is a permanent correspondent for Rekto:Verso, a coach for many slam projects and a sought-after stage poet. This voracious reader is currently one of the curators of the ‘Decolonize is a verb’ project at Muntpunt.