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Josse De Pauw

The actor, author and director Josse De Pauw’s career started in 1976 with Radeis International, a highly successful theatre group that performed throughout Europe and overseas. As from 1985 he operated as an independent theatre-maker and collaborated with actors, directors, musicians, composers, writers and artists including Tom Jansen, Dirk Roofthooft, Luk Perceval, Guy Cassiers, Jan Decorte, Jan Lauwers, David Van Reybrouck, David Claerbout, Michaël Borremans and Herman Sorgeloos.


He performed his first major film part in 1989, and since then has performed in more than fifty Belgian and foreign films. He himself has directed two: Vinaya and Übung. He has worked with directors including Dominique Deruddere, Marc Didden, ... In addition to plays, he also writes stories, observations, notes and travel stories. His writings have been collected in two books: Werk and Nog (published by Hautekiet). He has adapted Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano for the stage for the director Guy Cassiers, and J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace for Luk Perceval.


But he is known above all as the author, actor and maker of successful plays such as Weg, Larf, Übung, ... As from 2017 Josse De Pauw worked on his trilogy, a coproduction between LOD muziektheater and KVS, which involved collaboration with the LOD composers Dominique Pauwels, Jan Kuijken and Kris Defoort. In February 2017 the first part De Helden premiered, in June 2017 the second part De Mensheid and in July 2018 the final piece De Blinden. With A Concert Called Landscape he takes a look at the landscapes that shape our lives and our view on life, in 2020.