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Blickfelder Festival

The Happy Few

A performance about the power of (in)finite possibilities


Are they fake news or are they the new fake? Anyone can be anything, it seems. Online and in physical reality. Five players enact themselves, wanting to be irresistible. An ultimate proposition: Simultaneously they can be politicians, academics, consumers, producers, activists, terrorists, racists, journalists and idealists. They play snobby wannabes, superhuman dance virtuosos, and stand-up comedians. They show themselves as martyrs and provoke, they sing arias and make themselves vulnerable. For whom? For humanity, for future generations, for those who can't choose between harsh reality and an Instagram fairy tale?

"The Happy Few" is a visually powerful piece that deals with identities and gender roles.”

Schauspielhaus Zürich (Schiffbau)
95 Min
Dutch, French, English
Wheelchair accessible
German surtitles
Internationales Theater-/Tanzprogramm


Choreography & Direction:

Randi De Vlieghe


Michiel De Malsche


Laurence Roothooft, Gaspard Rozenwajn, Jotka Bauwens, Arne Luiting & Adnane Lamarti

Stage Design:

BRONKS, Jan de Brabander & Tom de With




Clara Hermans