After-performance talk with Guy Cassiers, Josse De Pauw and Erwin Jans / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

After-performance talk with Guy Cassiers, Josse De Pauw and Erwin Jans

Guy Cassiers

25 February 2011
Main Stage
After-performance talk with Guy Cassiers (director), Josse De Pauw (text, based on Malcolm Lowry's novel Under the Volcano) and Erwin Jans (dramaturgy).

Guy Cassiers (1960), Toneelhuis’ artistic director, has developed a very personal language for the theater in which technology has the rather surprising effect of deepening one’s emotions. He combines his fascination with technology with a passion for literature. Highlights include Bezonken rood (Sunken Red, 2004) based on the novel by Jeroen Brouwers, and the four-part Proust cycle (2002-2004). There is a growing international appreciation for his work. Cassiers’ theater projects in the next few years reflect a growing interest in European history and the realization that we are perched on a fault line.

Actor, author, and theater director, Josse De Pauw began his career in 1976 with Radeis International, a successful Flemish theater group that traveled across Europe and overseas. Since 1985 he has worked independently and in collaboration with numerous directors, actors, visual artists, composers, and musicians. He has also begun to write plays, sometimes for himself, but also for others. In 1989 he acted in his first major film role and since then has performed in over 50 Belgian and international films. He has directed two films: Vinaya and Übung. De Pauw also writes fiction, brief observations, and travel stories.In the theatre he has worked with well-known directors such as Jürgen Gosh, Guy Cassiers, Jan Ritsema, Jan Decorte, Jan Lauwers and Luc Perceval. But most of all he is the creator of and actor in successful pieces.


Chaired by Katia Arfara, Head of Theatre and Dance Department at the Onassis Cultural Centre

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