In The Walk we meet ‘Little Amal‘, a giant puppet representing a young Syrian girl and through her all the displaced children in the world. Little Amal makes a long journey of 8000 kilometres through Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. This remarkable performance seeks to provide an artistic answer to our troubled times: a cultural odyssey that transcends borders, politics and language.
On 6 and 7 October, Amal will be with us in Brussels for an exceptional artistic stopover! In Brussels, circus artists and dancers create a dance performance around Amal, with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as artistic advisor. At Abattoirs, the venue of the performance, we discover a little Amal haunted by her memories. All around her, what once seemed normal suddenly appears threatening. The Children’s Choir of la Monnaie will be there to celebrate Amal with children, artists and adults all together.
A project of letters from all over the world for Amal is on its way to the National Theatre to give voice to thousands of children. A selection of letters will be read by the children at the Place de la Monnaie in several languages as a closing to these two days in Brussels. Participate and write a letter with your friends, your family or your class!
Watch this page for more information about the programme.
Artistic Director: Amir Nizar Zuabi
Good Chance Production In collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company
For Brussels Artistic Programme:
Artistic Advisor: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music Creation: Sara Dziri and many others.
Artistic coordination: Chaire Mahmoud Darwich
In collaboration with the Mahmoud Darwich Chair, Bozar, the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Monnaie, Cie EASTMAN, Circus zonder handen, P.A.R.T.S, Cultureghem, the Plateforme Citoyenne des réfugiés and many other school and association partners.
With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the city of Brussels.