YouYou group23 Sep 2021
The event is over
On April 24th, 2021, 18 performers of the YouYou group performed Mars in Brussels, inside KANAL-Centre Pompidou’s building while the audience were outside in the street. The performance was broadcast live into the street by loudspeakers on the upper floor of the building. The Centre Pompidou welcomes the group now for an adapted version that takes place in the museum and on the adjacent square during the Brussels Days.
Mars defies the border between interior and exterior spaces with the power of the human voice. A large group of performers, separated but visible behind the windows of the museum, broadcast a composition based on the trademark of the group, trills and ululations, live to the square. At times barely audible, then very loud, the performers spiral with movement and sound in a growing force field that aims an "entente" with the hustle and bustle of public space. A place to exist and be heard.
Mars is a piece by and with the YouYou group and is the result of years of working together as a group in the margins of institutions on the tangents of art, voice practice and community. Mars was created during lockdown in April 2021 and premièred at KANAL-Centre Pompidou with 18 performers present.
The realization was possible thanks to the dedication of a core-team: Luiza Amghizar Fleur Khani, Sarah Leo, Anissa Rouas, Myriam Van Imschoot.
At Centre Pompidou, the piece will be performed with: Alice Carson, Habiba Bouhajra, Hoda Siahtiri, Nadia Khammal, Souad Khelifa, Zülbiye Yillmaz, Anissa Rouas, Luiza Amghizar, Alix Opolen Bosompra, Justine Maxelon, Fleur Khani, Sarah Léo, Myriam Van Imschoot, Caroline Daish, Marios Bellas, Ann Lefever, Amel Hamza.
Répétiteurs pour Mars à Paris : Myriam Van Imschoot, Fleur Khani.
Ingénieur du son : Christophe Albertijn.
Directeur de tournée : Tiziana Penna.
Production : Kunstenwerkplaats et LiLiLi assocation.
Coproduction : KANAL-Centre Pompidou.
Production déleguée : Marie Debaecker.
Merci à Lotte Knaepen, Decoratelier, Federico Protto, GC De Kriekelaar, GC Elzenhof, La Commission communautaire flamande.
Horaires des performances :
15h - 15h15 : Mars #1
17h - 17h15 : Mars #2
The YouYou Group is a Brussels-based trill and ululation ensemble. In Club Zaghareeds they practice different techniques from a wide geographical range, nourished by artistic practices, voice and ongoing intercultural and intergenerational exchange. YOUYOUYOU, the first vocal performance that was created by Myriam Van Imschoot in 2014 with a group of 12 local performers, has since its inception been remade in different contexts by her, Fleur Khani, Anissa Rouas, Sarah Léo and Luiza Amzighar (Berlin, Grenoble, Jaffa, Brussels). In 2016 HELfel was created for 30 performers for a park, in 2018 their first mid-lenght film Le Cadeau was awarded the selection by various filmfestivals, in 2021 MARS premièred in lockdown as an answer to overcome the pandemic isolation. The group consists of 40 members, some of whom were trained to facilitate Club Zaghareeds and workshops with the support of Immaterial Heritage grants. YouYou Group was also supported and presented by MaersMusik festival, Extra City, MuZee, Plazey, Beursschouwburg, Centre National Chorégraphique de Grenoble, Movement without Borders, the Flemish Government Commission.
3pm - 3:15pm
5pm - 5:15pm
© Lotte Knaepen