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Red Star Line Museum - Antwerpen


On Saturday 6 April 2013 the artist and filmmaker Hans Op de Beeck made “Dance”, a contemporary film about migration for the Red Star Line Museum. It was a cold spring day but the commitment and the enthusiasm of the 770 extras was heart-warming.

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The artist and film maker Hans Op de Beeck (°1969, Turnhout) filmed “Dance” in the Park Shed of Park Spoor Noord in Antwerp. A group of 770 extras played the role of Red Star Line emigrants. In simple, universal clothes, which had been specially designed for the project, they performed a dance consisting of ordinary, daily actions that relate to migration, travel and being on the move.

Dance - Hans Op de Beeck

Artist Hans Op de Beeck (°1969, Turnhout) made several art films, including his internationally acclaimed 'Staging Silence' (2009) and 'Sea of Tranquillity' (2010).

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