Les Gueules Noires

Commemoration Show

Charleroi, BEL

As the apotheosis of the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Marcinelle catastrophe, was a show-event created by Luc Petit that retraced the history of immigration, the life of coal miners and the Marcinelle tragedy, as well as the life in Bois du Cazier today.

Former miners and children were an integral part of the show, some carrying Cases of Hope, others Lanterns of Memory. The scenography was accompanied by original pieces of music and audio-visual projections.

An original procession, a novel discovery of the illuminated site, an unforgettable commemorative spectacle… a great moment imbued with dignity, strong images, poetry and emotion.

Artistic direction and staging

LUC PETIT

Site director

JEAN-LOUIS DELAET

PRESS