2023
Under construction

Chœur battant / Beating Choir

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Summary

Three young Québécers meet three young Flemish people. Together, they speak out for a resilient and perseverant generation. They look ahead, projecting themselves into the future: Aurélie, Lajha, Mathieu, Maura, Oumi, and Romain break out of the isolation that was imposed on them by the forces of life. They envisage recent months, their humility and uncertainty coloured with the passion of their youth, as a springboard to a world that will reflect them.

What about fate? Do we choose the life we’ll live? Why do we become one person rather than another? What is the turning point? The breaking point? The moment of truth? The body and the words explode, the thirst for life becomes the driving force for the theatrical device, and these six young people take over the entire stage. Chœur battant/Beating Choir is their hymn to hope and freedom.

10 years old and +
60 minutes
300 spectators
Credits

Choreographer – Director
Zoë Demoustier (Flanders)

Dramaturgy
Marie-Eve Huot (Québec)

Cast
Romain Accoe (Flanders), Aurélie Brassard (Québec), Lahja Demoustier (Flanders), Oumi Niang (Flanders), Maura Tepperman (Québec), and Mathieu Thibodeau (Québec).

Costumes
Ange Blédja (Québec)

Music
Willem Lenaerts, Pepijn Leenders (Flanders)

Lighting
Martin Sirois (Québec)

Artistic consultant
Amber Goethals (Flanders)

Rehearsal coach
Marie-Gabrielle Ménard (Québec)

Voice and diction consultant
Simon Labelle-Ouimet (Québec)

 

Audio mixing, voices and interviews
Yelena Schmitz (Flanders)

Research and interviews
Annemie Boonen, Creative in Solitude (Flanders)

Interviews
Romane Van Damme (Flanders)

Co-production of Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre (Montréal, Québec) and the BRONKS theatre company (Brussels, Belgium)

Presentation picture : Clara Hermans

Photos en répétitions : David Ospina