Ewout Lehoucq | NTGent
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Ewout Lehoucq (°1987) is a performer, director, singer & cellist. While he studied literature at the University of Antwerp, he adapted songs for voice and simple piano or cello accompaniment and toured Europe as a troubadour.

From 2012 to 2015, he studied DRAMA / acting at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (AP).

In 2017, he created and performed in the cabaret show Les Âmes Perdues, which premiered in his living room. From the performance, an eponymous collective with Isaak Duerinck, Alexandra Oppo, and Naomi Beeldens emerged and was offered a multi-year artistic residency at Muziektheater Transparant (TRANSLAB).

Within this residency, Les Âmes Perdues collaborated on projects such as Het Bezoek  (DeRoovers), BlokBloc (Laika), Struwwelpeter (Zonzo Compagnie), and Vaarwel Dijkzigt  (O.Festival, Rotterdam). With Katrin Lohmann, Jo Thielemans, and Wouter van Looy, Les Âmes Perdues created Every Ending, a music-theatrical adaptation of Heiner Müller’s Quartett, a lynchian trip, premiered at the last edition of the festival Wintervuur in Antwerp.

The collective's own creations include Eurovisionary, an idiosyncratic theatrical ode to 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest with arrangements of contest winners and personal favourites, Fortuyne wat hebdy ghebrouwen, a playful music-theatrical performance with arrangements of song decks from the Antwerps Liedboek and How Do You Sleep at Night, a musical trip into the world of sleep and insomnia.

In 2022, Ewout will create the children's performance Loopneus with Theater De Spiegel, based on Shostakovich's The Nose, and with Climate Poets he is working on the performance De haas, de roggelie en de worm, which premieres in late November 2022. He is also working on a radical reworking of Strauss' Die Fledermaus (Les Âmes Perdues, Tom Goossens & Muziektheater Transparant).

This season at NTGent, he can be seen in  Maison Maeterlinck / Theater Immobiel directed by Thom Luz.


Ewout Lehoucq

Only humans can fantasise With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Until it holds from the inside There's all that future, still