Tickets

Monday 23 August

Tickets

Practical info

Mon 23 August | 20:30

Theater Zuidplein - Grote Zaal

Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks

Jazzy opera about power and the need for closeness in an increasingly polarised world

LOD / Gorges Ocloo, Dominique Pauwels & Ben Okri

When he wanted to adapt Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo asked the Nigerian writer Ben Okri to come on board, who reworked Melville’s text into a magic-realist story about the abyss between power and impotence, high and low, rich and poor. A story that unfolds after the ship has sunk, in a poetic and magic realm, inspired by voodoo and animistic tales. A dimension where everything is possible. Where Ahab and Queequeg enter into discussion for the very first time, after relinquishing status and ego and the material world, to end up pure and naked. Expect a jazzy opera, swinging and energetic, about the need for closeness in a world that is ever more polarised.

Credits

Concept & direction: Gorges Ocloo, Composition: Dominique Pauwels In collaboration with Toon Callier, After Herman Melville’s eponymous book, text: Ben Okri, Adaptation: Gorges Ocloo & Bart Capelle, With: Josse De Pauw Soprano: Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga, Musical performance: Toon Callier, Coach: Jan Debel, Scenography: Giovani Vanhoenacker, Lighting: Jannes Dierynck, Sound: Brecht Beuselinck, Technique: Johannes Ringoot, Lukas Vanhoutte (stage), Costume designer: Freya Proost, Production management: Kristel Deweerdt, Production: LOD muziektheater, Coproduction: C-TAKT Pelt/Genk, deSingel Antwerpen, CC The Grote Post Oostende, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, Supported by: the TAX Shelter Measure of the Federal Government, Tax shelter partner: Flanders Tax Shelter

Duration performance

90 minutes

Location

Theater Zuidplein - Grote Zaal

Standard price

€ 25.00

Tickets

Mon 23 August | 20:30

Theater Zuidplein - Grote Zaal

Practical info

Duration performance

90 minutes

Location

Theater Zuidplein - Grote Zaal

Standard price

€ 25.00

Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks

Jazzy opera about power and the need for closeness in an increasingly polarised world

LOD / Gorges Ocloo, Dominique Pauwels & Ben Okri

When he wanted to adapt Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo asked the Nigerian writer Ben Okri to come on board, who reworked Melville’s text into a magic-realist story about the abyss between power and impotence, high and low, rich and poor. A story that unfolds after the ship has sunk, in a poetic and magic realm, inspired by voodoo and animistic tales. A dimension where everything is possible. Where Ahab and Queequeg enter into discussion for the very first time, after relinquishing status and ego and the material world, to end up pure and naked. Expect a jazzy opera, swinging and energetic, about the need for closeness in a world that is ever more polarised.

Credits

Concept & direction: Gorges Ocloo, Composition: Dominique Pauwels In collaboration with Toon Callier, After Herman Melville’s eponymous book, text: Ben Okri, Adaptation: Gorges Ocloo & Bart Capelle, With: Josse De Pauw Soprano: Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga, Musical performance: Toon Callier, Coach: Jan Debel, Scenography: Giovani Vanhoenacker, Lighting: Jannes Dierynck, Sound: Brecht Beuselinck, Technique: Johannes Ringoot, Lukas Vanhoutte (stage), Costume designer: Freya Proost, Production management: Kristel Deweerdt, Production: LOD muziektheater, Coproduction: C-TAKT Pelt/Genk, deSingel Antwerpen, CC The Grote Post Oostende, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, Supported by: the TAX Shelter Measure of the Federal Government, Tax shelter partner: Flanders Tax Shelter

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