Choeur Battant/Beating Choir

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Six performers take to the stage.
They come from different families, cities and countries. Their youth is their uniting factor.
They introduce themselves.  They express themselves.
They listen to the voices of hundreds of others.
They carry the sound of young people across the world.

They are the ambassadors of their generation. Through movement and interaction, they explore the vulnerability and power of being young.
Hopeful and combative.
Propelled, supported and carried by the soundscape of dozens of young voices from across the world, woven into one universal blanket of sound.

Beating Choir/Chœur Battant is a production by the Canadian Théâtre Le Carrousel & the Belgian BRONKS young theatre. Three adolescents from Quebec engage in artistic exchange with three youngsters from Brussels. The performance is a follow-up to the online platform ‘Creative in Solitude’, founded by choreographer and director Zoë Demoustier during the pandemic, where young artists were able to share their feelings via artistic expression.

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Upcoming shows:

15.06.2024

Tweetakt Festival

Utrecht, The Netherlands (NL)

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16.06.2024

Tweetakt Festival

Utrecht, The Netherlands (NL)

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Past shows:

14.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

16.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

18.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

19.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

20.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

23.04.2023

Maison Théâtre

Montréal, Canada (CA)

 

10.11.2023

BRONKS

Brussel, Belgium

 

11.11.2023

BRONKS

Brussel, Belgium

 

14.11.2023

Westrand Cultuurcentrum

Dilbeek, Belgium

 

16.11.2023

NEXT Festival, Le Grand Bleu

Lille, France (FR)

 

17.11.2023

NEXT Festival, Le Grand Bleu

Lille, France (FR)

 

19.11.2023

30CC / STUK

Leuven, Belgium

 

20.11.2023

30CC / STUK

Leuven, Belgium

 

22.11.2023

Kopergietery

Gent, Belgium

 

09.06.2024

Schöne Aussicht Festival

Stuttgart, Germany (DE)

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10.06.2024

Schöne Aussicht Festival

Stuttgart, Germany (DE)

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Credits

Choreography & Directing
Zoë Demoustier (Belgium)
Artistic collaboration
Marie-Eve Huot (Quebec)
Performers
Romain Accoe (België), Aurélie Brassard (Quebec), Lahja Demoustier (Belgium), Oumi Niang (Belgium), Maura Tepperman (Quebec), Mathieu Thibodeau (Quebec)
Costumes
Leila Boukhalfa, Annemie Boonen (Belgium)
Collaboration constume concept
Ange Blédja (Quebec)
Music
Willem Lenaerts, Pepijn Leenders (Belgium)
Light design
Martin Sirois (Quebec)
Artistic advise
Amber Goethals (Belgium)
Rehearsal coach
Marie-Gabrielle Ménard (Quebec)
Audio montage, voices, interviews
Yelena Schmitz (Belgium)
Research & interviews
Annemie Boonen, Zoë Demoustier, Romane Van Damme (Belgium), Marie-Eve Huot Creative in Solitude
Transcription interviews
Annemie Boonen, Ineke Wambeke, Romane Van Damme, Zoë Demoustier (Belgium)
Technique
Nicolas Fortin (Quebec), Davy Deschepper (Belgium)
With the support of
Beating Choir / Chœur battant is a co-creation between theatre company Le Carrousel, (Montréal, Canada) and BRONKS theatre for young audiences (Brussels, Belgium) This project is realised thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec, the Arts Council of Canada and the Arts Council of Montréal.
Pictures
Tom Herbots Eva Michiels