Antoine Defoort & Julien Fournet

Production : l'Amicale

Co-production: L'L (Bruxelles) - Le Vivat (scène conventionnée d'Armentières)
Supported by / La Malterie (Lille)

We dreamt up this show to be an abstract treaty on the art of the ricochet, featuring our attempts to get soft objects (ideas, concepts or stratagems) to bounce off hard surfaces (screens, guitars or our piano).

It occurred to us that CHEVAL was a good title not only because it’s a great title but also because it contains that very duality of the trivial and the majestic which we so cherish. Furthermore, it is highly practical to be able to speak about an artistic performance in the terms one uses to describe such a beast, to be able to find it headstrong or sickly, tiresome, capricious or as gentle as a lamb.

In order to instill a sense of drama, we mustered up some shamelessly moving pieces of music. Except that, in order to avoid being swept away by the over-dramatic, we became bent on torturing them, benevolently yet unscrupulously.

Written and produced by: Antoine Defoort and Julien Fournet

Stage management: Maël Teillant / Alice Dussart / Jeff Philips / Joëlle Reyns
Sound design: François Breux