By and with
Btissame Bourrich, Evgenia Brendes, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Olga Mouak, Haider Al Timimi, Issam Dakka, Youness Khoukhou en Frank Vercruysse
Kloppend Hert, Moussem, Toneelhuis, Vooruit
Around the conference table, we find:
the young actress Btissame Bourrich
the Russian actress Evgenia Brendes
the French stage actress Olga Mouak
the Palestinian actor and author Atta Nasser
Haider Al Timimi, artistic director of the theatre company Kloppend Hert
the Moroccan dancer and choreographer Youness Khoukhou
the Brazilian dancer and actor Gustavo Vieira
the tg STAN members Jolente De Keersmaeker and Frank Vercruyssen
Around this table – on which poems, novels, and plays have been piling up for weeks – they build a shared story. The building blocks include the dialogues of the English playwright Dennis Kelly, a dull growling that expresses the sense of uneasiness in our society. Voices will rise above this, such as those of the characters created by the Egyptian author Alaa El Aswani. They speak of corruption, and of the economic, social and religious straitjacket in which they are imprisoned. They blend with voices from the work of the Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish or the Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous, bursts of wild hope but simultaneously exclamations of shared powerlessness.
Move (on) is a choreography of bodies and texts. The piece probes the intersections between inner worlds and their external expressions, the point of friction between the individual and the group.