Every self-respecting city in Belgium has its own center for the (performing) arts. Genk is no exception: they have the C-Mine Cultuurcentrum. This beautiful complex is based on an old coal mining site. Basically, the actors and musicians performing here do so in repurposed mining buildings.
Manitoba was asked to make a short impression of this temple for artistic expression. The result is an snappy, rhythmic and evocative montage in which a multi-talented performer uses all of the building’s many rooms as his stage.
This movie is part of a series of four similar ones, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the C-Mine site. The others are about the creative economy that has sprung up on the site, about the school of arts that is located there and then there is this one about the touristic exploitation of the old mine shafts.