Move (on) takes as its starting point a meeting of a group of actors and performers - Btissame Bourrich, Evgenia Brendes, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Olga Mouak, Atta Nasser, Haider Al Timimi, Youness Khoukhou, Frank Vercruyssen and Gustavo Vieira - who are collectively looking for answers to questions they regard as critical to their various artistic practices.
To reinforce the basic content of the play, STAN is collaborating with Moussem (Nomadic Arts Centre) and theatre company Kloppend Hert. Sharing as it does STAN’s love of Arabic literature, Moussem will act as a sounding board and provide the collective with a wide range of contemporary and classical texts from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Kloppend Hert, in which choreographer, director, dancer and actor Haider Al Timimi is a pivotal figure, is also an important partner in this creation. Kloppend Hert strives for cultural hybridity, for a cross-border space where various influences can merge to form a single entity.
But it begins at the beginning, an open playing field and a conversation.
What will we talk about? That’s the question. In Move (on) you’ll see if there’s an answer to that question. Or maybe the question itself is the answer...
by and with Btissame Bourrich, Evgenia Brendes, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Olga Mouak, Atta Nasser, Haider Al Timimi, Youness Khoukhou, Frank Vercruyssen and Gustavo Vieira
costumes Sietske Van Aerde
lighting design Stef Stessel
production tg STAN
coproduction Kloppend Hert, Moussem, Toneelhuis, Vooruit