The butcher/father (Josse De Pauw) tries to survive in an occupied Flanders in 2070 in this swinging musical theatre production with images of Biblical proportions.
It's the year 2070, a century after the first Belgian state reformation. Belgium no longer exists. After 4 years of war, Flanders has become independent. A horrendous battle, after which the sky never turned blue again. The families of the Polish construction workers and cleaning ladies who used to work there, now control the country with technologies they secretly built inside the Flemish houses. In the midst of all this, a butcher - the last one in town- and his disabled black son are trying to survive.
LOD-artist Gorges Ocloo writes, directs, composes and plays in The Butcher together with actor Josse De Pauw. Toon Callier & Bertel Schollaert provide live music.
The Butcher serves Flemish stew that makes you, (...), ruminate for several days
"De Pauw plays the butcher ready to defend Flanders in this swinging musical theatre with images of biblical proportions"
concept, direction, text, performance and composition
‘Actions, not only words’ – that was the motto of his school in Ghana, and theatre maker Gorges Ocloo (b. 1988) still lives by it. His shows are colourful extravaganzas of visuals, movement and music, with a strong political undertone. He wipes his feet on the classical repertoire. Meet a director who plans to take the Bourla by storm with new metaphors.