Erasmus University College Brussels, Royal Institute of Theatre,
Cinema and Sound
dir. Guus Diepenmaat
Only borders remained in abandoned Europe. One of them is guarded by 4 men, but what are they really guarding? They are practicing for a hypothetical confrontation that will never happen. And what do you do when there is no enemy around? You make one up. Hohohoho was inspired by a large number of soldiers that suddenly appeared on the streets of Brussels in November 2015. The performing actors originate from different cultures. Each of them speaks in his or her own language, which represents multi-culti Brussels and in broader perspective – the whole Europe. The authors of the play aim to study the phenomenon of waiting and what it can bring about: boredom, silence or aggression. On one hand, they seem to praise joy and imagination, on the other they point out that Europe is nearing to its end while we are just standing there, doing nothing.
Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema and Sound was founded in 1962 as an equivalent for French Performative Arts Institute. In 1995, it was joined to the Erasmus University College in Brussels, but remained rather autonomous. As opposed to universities shaping future professional actors, Institute puts special emphasis on educating cameramen, producers, scriptwriters and other professionals responsible for the eventual shape of a film or a spectacle. Most classes allow a direct dialogue between the teacher and the student. The main objective of the school is to provide each student with conditions to create his or her own artistic language.
Institute offers degrees on both baccalaureate (production, film directing, documentaries, TV production, sound production, editing, screenwriting, radio, directing and dramatic acting) and master of arts level (film, documentaries, television, screenwriting, animation, radio, directing and dramatic acting) which are focused on developing your own project in a selected field. Ivo van Hove is one of Institute’s most famous graduates.