(c) Kurt Van der Elst

Gorges Ocloo

Gorges Ocloo (1988, Koforidua-Ghana) studied at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) in Brussels, where he obtained his master’s degree in Theatre Direction. Shortly after graduating, he created his first production: Scarlet Anansi Ocloo with Tania Van Der Sanden, Hilde Van Mieghem and Ineke Nijsens.

He is currently creating new productions for / with Toneelhuis (Antwerpen), De Maan (Mechelen), Theater Antigone (Kortrijk), LOD muziektheater (Ghent), hetpaleis (Antwerp), Het Arsenaal (Mechelen) and B-Classic (Tongeren/Genk). In the past, he worked for theatre and film productions such as Oeps (Theater Antigone), Futur Simple (De Maan), Europa in de herfst / Europe in the fall (Theater Malpertuis), Problemski hotel (Manu Riche), and many more.

As a multidisciplinary artist, his artist path is very diverse: from contemporary dance, performance art, visual arts and scenography to composing music for theatre and dance productions. Gorges is a politically correct and incorrect artist who seeks the boundaries the stage, the actors, music, esthetics and content. He also has a passion for his father’s culture of voodoo and traditional rituals. To him, this culture is the embodiment of performance, playing, acting and being. 

Since the 2019-2020 season, Gorges Ocloo has been a LOD artist in residence. For his first production for LOD, Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks (2020), he already invited Josse De Pauw and Toon Callier. For his second production, The Butcher, the angel did not come (2021), they joined forces together again. The AfrOpera The Golden Stool, or the story of Nana Yaa Asantewaa will be his third production for LOD, in collaboration with Toneelhuis. 

In 2022, Gorges Ocloo won the Ultima prize for ‘Emerging Talent’.

 

Productions

    • 21 Feb
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 12 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
    • 15 Jun
      20:15
      On tour,
      Theater Antigone - Courtrai (BE)
    • 16 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Kaaitheater - Brussels (BE)
    • 17 Jun
      20:30
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 23 Aug
      20:30
      On tour,
      O. Festival - Rotterdam (NL)
    • 25 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 26 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 27 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 28 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 14 Jan
      20:00
      On tour,
      ARSENAAL/LAZARUS - Mechelen (BE)
    • 27 Jan
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 11 Feb
      20:00
      On tour,
      De Grote Post - Ostend (BE)
    • 18 Jan
      20:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 19 Jan
      20:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 21 Jan
      20:15
      On tour,
      de Warande - Turnhout (BE)
    • 27 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 28 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 29 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 30 Apr
      15:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 5 May
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Arts Centre VIERNULVIER - Ghent (BE)
    • 27 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      Première
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 28 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 29 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 30 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 3 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 4 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 5 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 6 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 11 Nov
      20:15 - 22:15
      On tour,
      Theater Antigone - Courtrai (BE)
    • 7 May
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 13 May
      20:15 - 22:15
      On tour,
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
    • 4 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Koninklijke Schouwburg - Den Haag (NL)
    • 3 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 4 Dec
      15:00 - 17:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 7 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      CC Sint-Niklaas (BE)
    • 10 Dec
      20:30 - 22:30
      On tour,
      CC Westrand - Dilbeek (BE)
    • 11 Dec
      15:00 - 17:00
      On tour,
      CC Westrand - Dilbeek (BE)
    • 14 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 15 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 16 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 17 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 4 Aug
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 5 Aug
      16:00
      PEEPSHOW PALACE FESTIVAL
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 5 Aug
      19:30
      PEEPSHOW PALACE FESTIVAL
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 6 Aug
      16:00
      PEEPSHOW PALACE FESTIVAL
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 11 Aug
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 18 Aug
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 25 Aug
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 1 Sep
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 8 Sep
      12:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)