LOD muziektheater / Gorges Ocloo - ‘Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks’
© Gorges Ocloo
Tue 17.03 - Fri 20.03
10x10

LOD muziektheater / Gorges Ocloo

'Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks'
Tue 17.03
-
Fri 20.03

To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, Vooruit will postpone all planned performances, concerts and events with immediate effect until May 3rd, 2020. All ticket holders will be contacted.

Director Gorges Ocloo (Ghana) has long held a fascination for ‘Moby Dick’. When he saw the picture of an eleven-year-old girl drifting lifeless in the Mediterranean Sea, the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Did this little girl know about the danger of her journey before boarding the boat that was supposed to guide her to safety? Ocloo similarly wondered whether Queequeg, the young sailor from ‘Moby Dick’, knew the peril captain Ahab would put his crew through.

Ocloo called on Nigerian writer Ben Okri to pen this adaptation of the literary classic. He reworked Melville’s text into a magical-realistic story about the gap between the rich and the poor, between power and impotence. The story is set after the ship has sunk. Ahab and Queequeg exchange their thoughts for the first time. This version of ‘Moby Dick’ is a jazzy opera, swinging and energetic, about the need for better communication in our polarising society.

© Gorges Ocloo

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tue 17.03 - fri 20.03 - 20:00 LOD Studio
€10 / 10 / 10 / 8
 

in English with Dutch surtitles

Credits

concept & direction Gorges Ocloo - composition Dominique Pauwels in collaboration with  Toon Callier- based on the novel by Herman Melville adaptation Melville text Ben Okri adaptation Gorges Ocloo & Bart Capelle   with Josse De Pauw - soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga – musical execution Toon Callier - repetitor Jan Debel scenography Giovani Vanhoenacker light Jannes Dierynck sound Brecht Beuselinck costumes Freya Proost production manager Kristel Deweerdt  production LOD muziektheater - in coproduction with C-TAKT, deSingel (Antwerp),Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent) CC De Grote Post (Ostend) - with the support of the Tax Shelter policy of the Belgian federal government

in collaboration with LOD muziekheater & Africalia

      

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