Nataniel - After Animals (DVD)
- R 118
Inspired by his travels and love for both classic and contemporary art, this show was conceived after an incident in an art gallery in Europe when Nataniël met an artist who had created an exquisite paper model of a white, empty zoo. The artist handed viewers pens and asked them to write on the base of the model. They had to write the names or descriptions of anyone or anything they thought should live in the zoo. Nataniël wrote, The Beasts That Try To Rule Us, The Demons That Haunt Us, The Monsters We May Become. Within days the idea for this new show had taken shape.
Taking place in the not-so-distant future, the story begins on the night when, during a secret ceremony, the last animal on earth gets slaughtered and eaten. The already fragile world immediately starts changing, from the forests to the cities, from the homes of families to the hearts of the most powerful individuals. This forms the backdrop for Nataniël’s latest stories (in both English and in Afrikaans) and songs. Dark, dramatic, fantastical, funny and surprising, AFTER ANIMALS is a theatrical event not to be missed!
The all-male cast includes Nicolaas Swart (vocals), newcomer Francois Joubert (vocals), Martin van Heerden (dancer), Bradley Dreyer (acrobat), Charl du Plessis (keyboards), Juan Oosthuizen (guitar), Werner Spies (bass) and Hugo Radyn (drums).