Chœur battant / Beating ChoirView calendar
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.
Choreographer – Director
Zoë Demoustier (Flanders)
Marie-Eve Huot (Québec)
Romain Accoe (Flanders), Aurélie Brassard (Québec), Lahja Demoustier (Flanders), Oumi Niang (Flanders), Maura Tepperman (Québec), and Mathieu Thibodeau (Québec).
Ange Blédja (Québec)
Willem Lenaerts, Pepijn Leenders (Flanders)
Martin Sirois (Québec)
Amber Goethals (Flanders)
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)
Romane Van Damme (Flanders)
Co-creation between Le Carrousel, theatre company (Montreal, Canada) and BRONKS | Theatre for a young audience (Brussels, Belgium)
Presentation picture : Clara Hermans
Photos en répétitions : David Ospina