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A MASTERPIECE

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In the performance A Masterpiece, Dennis Vanderbroeck tries to make a masterpiece. Based on performances by his heroes, ranging from Yves Klein and Bruce Nauman to Tina Turner, Dennis attempts to find his genius through theirs. The voice of his father, 61 years and with Alzheimer's disease, as his instruction manual. His father's process of progressive forgetfulness is like a race against the clock. A race to not being forgotten as a person.

Dennis and his father narrate the instructions and re-enactments of his heroes. A father who is trying to help his son by making his own masterpiece. A dialogue about art, memories and their disappearance. 'A Masterpiece' is an exercise in letting go, growing up an getting older. A performance that teaches us how art can save our life and vice versa.