Ferenc Balcaen

SCAPEGOAT is a performance by young Belgian theater maker Ferenc Balcaen. He investigates the complex relation between violence and eroticism using Dante's Divine Comedy. The performance takes the audience on a journey through a desolate inferno where faceless individuals loom. Influenced by the works of Peter Paul Rubens and Francis Bacon, SCAPEGOAT challenges the viewer's moral compass and creates an alternative world where your compassion are challenged to the core. The score of SCAPEGOAT makes clever use of voices and soundscapes inspired by Solage's polyphonic compositions and Liszt's Dante Sonate / Fantasia Quasi Sonate.


Concept/creation: Ferenc Balcaen
performance/creation: Pepijn Vandelanotte, Marie-Christine Verheyen, Ellen Sterckx, Ferre Vuye
Dramaturgy: Mesut Arslan
Scenografuy: Lars Uten
Sound design: Rint Mennes
Light design: Max Adams
Costume designe: Louis Verlinde
Movement coach: Georgina Teunissen
Musical dramaturgy & voice coach: Pieter De Praetere

Balcaen Ferenc (°1997), theater maker, graduated in 2022 from the Drama - Director department at Ritcs Brussels. In 2021 he took part in the Platform In De Maak festival in Leuven and the festival Par Hasard - Groot Begijnhof Edition in Ghent. In 2021 he and Alia Rifai and Juan Cruzz Cizmar created the performance Pheasant'(beeldend, fysiek), investigating the gender theme. In 2022 he graduated with the performance Tristis, inspired by Jheronimus Bosch' Garden of Earhtly Delights.