Our travels in Asia have led to a theatrical lecture-performance in which Lucas De Man takes the audience on a fascinating trip through six megacities in Asia—Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We present: Meet the Millennials.

Europe and Asia may know cultural differences, but we mostly share common ground as we try to make the best of life and the challenges it presents. And for millennials, these challenges are more complex than ever: how do we deal with progressive ideas on love and sex, while committing to traditional community values? And how do we face the future that keeps on closing in as robotics take over daily life? Ultimately, we all share the same worries that come with living a rapidly changing and sometimes terrifying world.

In examining these matters that millennials face, the performance connects stories of daily life, work, education, artificial intelligence, emancipation and individual happiness in megacities. It’s a combination of film footage, documentary, manga animations, storytelling and inspiring encounters with artists, scientists, social activists, students and professors.

In ‘Meet the Millennials’, Lucas shows the mind-blowing effects of radical, fast forward thinking change. It is the story of a taboo-breaking generation in East and West.

 

Want to see the show?

Come ‘Meet the Millennials’ (and us) on the following dates:

• 2 May Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (in English)

• 28 – 30 Nov Verkadefabriek ‘s-Hertogenbosch (in Dutch)

 

Reach out to us

We aim to inspire as many people as possible, also outside of the theatre. Therefore we love to visit festivals, congresses, universities and all other places where we can connect—in both Europe and Asia.

Additionally, our lecture-performance can easily be adjusted to different settings, decors and time frames.

Would you like to help us bring the show to your city? Drop us an email at helloasia@companynewheroes.com or see the additional programming page for more information