This is Le Gateau Chocolat at his most delicious. This is RAW CACAO
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”
– William Shakespeare
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”
– Zora Neale Hurston
Raw cacao is an exploration of intimacy.
An invitation into the most hallowed of spaces; the chamber where one transitions from performer to person.
Who are we when no one is watching?
The opera-occasional, black bearded, drag diva – Le Gateau Chocolat performs a specially curated song-cycle of the works that have shaped him to reveal a portrait of the undressed artist as man, shaped by experience, made by art; intimate, inspired, human, exposed.
Lurching from pop to opera via folk song, musical theatre, disco and more… a veritable mixtape of who Gateau was, who Gateau is, and who Gateau hopes to become.
“Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Light are low, the curtains down
There’s no one here (There’s no one here, there’s no one in the crowd)”