Gorges Ocloo

Gorges Ocloo 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 Nijssen.

He is currently creating new productions for / with 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. Since the 2019-2020 season, Gorges Ocloo has been a LOD artist in residence, where he created with Josse De Pauw Moby Dick, at last the Queequeg speaks (2020) and they joined forces again in 2021 with The Butcher.

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.

Gorges Ocloo stars in Mein Gent (2023), which is directed by Frank Van Laecke, Alain Platel and by composer Steven Prengels.

update 06.2023

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