The origins of Khouyoul are to be found in its initial version, Horses, which was re-staged in Tunis at the request of the association L’Art Rue. The show features performers and children and is all about love and the zest for life: a way of keeping violence and disrespect at bay. Belgian choreographers Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven have created an intergenerational choreography in the round which they see as “a possible form of social construction”. With its vibrant music, its rich, understated staging, and its serious yet playful language, the show focuses on what’s really essential: communicating, listening, understanding. It presents the image of a harmonious community where the relationships between adults and children are based on trust, respect and mutual understanding.
MEETING with the artistic team June 25 after the performance.