Ewout Lehoucq (1987) is a performer, theatre-maker, singer (bass-baritone/countertenor) and cello-dancer.
While a member of the Flanders Opera children’s chorus (1995-99) he came to love music-theatre and the world of opera (La Bohème, Turandot, Cinderella, Let’s Make an Opera, etc...)
From 1999 to 2001 he acted in the Flemish television series Wittekerke, studied cello under Rigo Messens (1995-2005) and gained orchestral experience in the Ghent Symphony Orchestra (Jemoo) under the conductor Geert Soenen (2004-2017).
While studying literature he adapted several songs for performance with a simple piano or cello accompaniment and starting performing in the streets of Antwerp, Athens, Venice, Berlin, London and Paris, as well as in underground stations and cafés.
In 2010 he experimented with cello sounds in the surrealistic production De gemarmerde wortelboorder (Dries Gijsels, de symptomen) at De Studio and performed in the production Er was eens (Daphné Verhelst, Villanella, Laika, detheatermaker).
From 2012 to 2015 he studied Drama & Acting at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp (AP), where he was taught by J.-P. Gerrits, Robbie Cleiren, Sam Bogaerts, Carry De Clercq and others.
Since 2014, Ewout has performed with the music-theatre companies Badmeester & Margarita and de eeuwigwachtende hoeren and since 2017 has given weekly concerts of new arrangements of classical music, oldies, chanson and gipsy swing jazz together with the pianist and accordionist Isaak Duerinck and trumpeter and guitarist Simon Dhaen.
Since 2009 he has organised monthly ‘salon café concerts’ in Antwerp together with his house-mates.
In 2017 he created and performed in the cabaret production Les Âmes Perdues, which opened in his living room. Together with Isaak Duerinck, Alexandra Oppo and Naomi Beeldens he was offered a two-year residence at Muziektheater Transparant (TRANSLAB).
In the 2017-18 season they gave performances of the cabaret production Les Âmes Perdues (directed by Wouter Van Looy) and of the music-theatre adaptation of gruesome fairytales from Struwwelpeter (Zonzo Compagnie). They also created a socio-artistic production for the Blok-Bloc festival in association with Laika. In the 2018-19 season they performed their hearts out with deRoovers in Het Bezoek (F. Dürrenmatt) and in Vaarwel Dijkzigt at the Operadagen Rotterdam.
In 2019 they created a 4-hour performance for ‘the Night of the Imagination’ in Ghent and with their collective Les Âmes Perdue and Katrin Lohmann, Jo Thielemans, and Wouter Van Looy made Every Ending, a music-theatre adaptation of Heiner Müller’s Quartett, a Lynchian trip, which opened during the last Wintervuur festival in Antwerp.
From March to August 2020, the Covid virus meant that numerous performances were postponed for a year and they went into the recording studio to make a podcast/radio play of Every Ending under the title Quartett. The live podcast performance of Quartett and their new projects How do you sleep at night and Eurovisionary, a very unusual ode to the Eurovision Song Contest on its 65th anniversary, both premiered recently.
|Quartett - (Current season)||Play, Vocals|
|Eurovisionary - (Current season)||Cello | Vocals|
|Nights - Ballet de la Nuit - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)||Cello|
|Every Ending - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)||Music | Vocals|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Vocals | Cello|
|Struwwelpeter +5 - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Music | Vocals|
|Nights - Ballet de la Nuit - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Cello|
|Quartett - (Season 2020-2021)||Play, Vocals, Cast|
|Eurovisionary - (Season 2020-2021)||Cello | Vocals|
|The Visit - (Season 2018-2019)||Music | Vocals|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)||Vocals | Cello|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2016-2017)||Vocals | Cello|