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Parvis Saint-Antoine, Vorst
Genuastraat 4, 1190 Vorst


15 August, 2022


14:00 - 16:30

Youyou Perchées

Art project with youyous for women at Parvis Saint-Antoine.

Since 2014 the YouYou Group has been making art works, performances and films that find impetus in the youyou amongst other vocal expressions. The youyou, a high-pitched trill that signals joy and other intense emotions, is also known as zaghareed in Arabic or Kel in Farsi. It has manifestations in North Africa, Subsaharan Africa, Middle East, India and furthermore all-round globally through the flux of migration and diaspora.

Three members of the YouYou Group guide the participants in a deepening process of exchange, learning and vocal experimentation. All participants can practice youyous and also develop new arrangements that allow connections with space and collective joy. The finale of the series of 5 sessions is a public presentation on Place Saint Antoine.

The first gathering on 15 August is free and open for all who have an interest in an experience with the youyous and the way YouYou Groep works with them. The subsequent dates (16 to 24 August) are for the participants who wish to continue to work in a series of sessions towards the presentation on 24 august on the Saint Antoine Square.

ATELIER 15, 16, 17, 20 & 22/8, 14:00 – 16:30 (with inscriptions!)

SHOWING 24/8, 15:30 – 17:30
Place : Parvis Saint-Antoine, 1190 FOREST

Concept : YouYou Groep. Facilitators : Sarah Leo, Hoda Siahtiri, Fatiha Setouti.
YouYou Groep is supported in 2022 by Flemish Community Commission, Foundation Kanal, Platform 0090.

  • Nesten & Spirale

    Nest Saint-Antoine

    For two weeks, the Parvis Saint-Antoine will be animated by an eclectic programme open to all, with a special focus on women and children. Every day, come with your little ones (from 0+) to share a gentle moment: awakening the senses, movement, storytelling, in a cocooning atmosphere. For the older ones, there will be open and creative workshops, including engraving, painting, photography, and youyou songs, as well as convivial moments: street party and bbq.
    Throughout the day, keep your eyes and ears wide open as actors, clowns, dancers and other surprises will come and amaze you for the joy of young and old!
    To close these two weeks of madness: a big street party will be organised with activities proposed by local associations and residents.

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