Copper & Skin is an ode to the strength and solace of music. One moment a cheerful invitation to dance, then a stately tribute or a comforting sound in a funeral procession. Fanfare music carries us through every ritual in life - is almost the true soundtrack of life itself. On scene: two percussionists and seven wind instrumentalists. Nine musical whizzes and character faces who expand the concept of 'fanfare' in all directions. They sound both grotesque and absurd, and at other times subdued and simple. But always real: with breath, sweat and rhythms that make you move.

For Zonzo Compagnie, director/choreographer Randi De Vlieghe and the Borgerhout-ian Hop Frog Fanfare wallow themselves in the rich tradition of fanfares and the many situations they play a role in. Together, they create a visual musical production that tells a universal tale for a very wide audience. About humans, their recklessness, their cruelty, their tenderness, their vulnerability, their resilience and their joie de vivre.

RANDI DE VLIEGHE direction & choreography BERT BERNAERTS & KOEN BOLLEN compositions ISA JANSSENS costumes STEPHAN VANFLETEREN production image HOP FROG FANFARE music: Tim Coenen (bass drum, guitar) | Tijl Piryns (snare drum, composition) | Glen De Jonghe (souzaphone) | Loes Minnebo (trombone) | Bert Bernaerts (trumpet, composition) | Peppi Pepermans (alto saxophone) | Hanne De Backer (baritone saxophone, composition) | Koen Bollen (soprano sax, composition) | Mario Conjaerts (trumpet)

A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with HOP FROG Fanfare.

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