© Pierre-Gondard

Sofiane‌ ‌&‌ ‌Selma‌ ‌Ouissi‌ ‌ ‌

'The Minor Gesture'
OUR SUMMER @Bijloke Wonderland
Wed. 11.08.2021 - Sun. 15.08.2021
Wed 11.08.'21
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Sun 15.08.'21

Listen for the small gesture between the words

Selma and Sofiane Ouissi are brother and sister, hailing from Tunis, where, in the disadvantaged medina quarter, they established the Dream City arts festival. With ‘The Minor Gesture’ they seek out what it is that connects people in spite of linguistic borders and other differences. Their focus is on the body, which, like an archive of lived experiences, has a story to tell. ‘The Minor Gesture’ invites you to listen differently, to hear the small gestures between the words. 

According to the Canadian philosopher, activist and artist Erin Manning, the biggest revolutions are found in small, everyday, unnoticed gestures. For Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, too, small gestures can be both poetic and political. They believe in paying radical attention to the other. Over the past five years, Selma and Sofiane have collected a series of unheard life stories in Ghent, Brussels, Metz and Marseille. Each story becomes the score for a collective movement. Every production is different: for each one, two different stories are embodied by local participants.

In the smallest gesture, the extremely personal becomes shareable and the universal becomes visible. Expect movement, both physical and emotional. 

Part of
OUR SUMMER

PRACTICAL

Wed 11 through Sun 15.08 - 20:00 Studio LOD
PODIUM / performance
€15 (standard) / 12 (discount) / 10 (under 18s) / 10.50 UITpas with reduced tariff (tickets via LOD muziektheater)
Dutch, French & Arabic spoken / English subtitles

Credits

concept & direction: Selma & Sofiane Ouissi - in collaboration with: Nicolas Sburlati (video) - performance: local participants - director assistance: Tessa Daluwein - executive producer: les ballets C de la B - with the support of: the Belgian Tax Shelter incentive

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