Fred Debrock

Do the Calimero

LOD & hetpaleis / Lies Pauwels
Thu 21 Apr - Sun 10 Dec
21 Apr
10 Dec

In Do the Calimero, Lies Pauwels shows carnival as the ultimate metaphor for the human condition. An outlet, a folk festival, a rite of passage, a no man's land where anything goes. A place to escape the fast-changing world. Where you can be small and flawed in the glow of greatness.

Do the Calimero is a colourful yet dark performance, balancing between melancholy and ecstasy. On stage are musicians Dag Taeldeman and Andrew Van Ostade, actors Marjan De Schutter, Olga Kunicka, Mick Galliot FabréAmalia Daems Keereman and two dancers: Doris and Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu (Les Mybalés).

A performance like a mirror ball. (...) And because of the unbridled commitment of the cast, many young people will find themselves in this mix of seriousness and fun.

Gazet Van Antwerpen


concept & direction Lies Pauwels music Dag Taeldeman & Andrew Van Ostade cast Marjan De Schutter, Olga Kunicka, Andrew Van Ostade, Doris & Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu (Les Mybalés), Dag Taeldeman, Mick Galliot Fabré & Amalia Daems Keereman direction assistant Jenne Van Daele scenography Johanna Trudzinski intern costumes Louis Verlinde dramaturgy Tom Rummens stage manager Wim Piqueur sound Victor Hidalgo / Sander Cools light Koen corbet technics Dean Peeraer production manager Eva De Wolf with thanks to Alexandra Van Der Raaij Markovic production LOD muziektheater & hetpaleis technical realisation hetpaleis coproduction Apollo-Theater Siegen & SCHÄXPIR Festival with the support of the tax shelter measure by the Belgian Federal Government tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter