YouYou Group is coming to Antwerp in 2023 to work around youyou's and other powerful and sizzling vocal techniques with interested people in and around Antwerp.
This project will be led by Caroline Daish and Hoda Siahtiri. Together you will discover the pleasure and joy of having a voice and making it loud and full of vibrations. The approach is respectful of traditions and heritage, but also an opening for new meanings and manifestations.
An initiative of newpolyphonies in collaboration with Platform 0090, Monty Arts Centre and deSingel.
Caroline Daish is an independent Australian performer living in Brussels. She collaborates with artists in Europe and Australia devising performance for film and theatre, specializing in voice. Caroline has a Bachelor of Education in Drama, English, Indonesian and Dance, Adelaide University, and a Graduate Diploma of Arts Management.
In Australia Caroline was Associate Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre, one of Australia’s leading companies whose work is collaboratively devised, inclusive and informed by disability.
Hoda Siahtiri is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brussels. Her artistic and educational background is in cinema and performing arts. Hoda's work centres on displacement, grief and vocal ancestral heritage.
She conducts a PhD research at Sint-Lucas Antwerp and the University of Antwerp on the singing tradition of Bakhtiari women in the west of Iran.
Her short films, exhibitions and performances have been internationally shown in different venues and festivals.
newpolyphonies vzw concentrates on art production in which the voice is the vehicle. newpolyphonies paves the way between existing companies and structures with its own transdisciplinary profile. It is the umbrella organization for two strongly emerging alternative artist practices: the productions of Myriam Van Imschoot and the Brussels company, the YouYou group.
Myriam Van Imschoot is a Belgian artist living and working in Brussels. She has working experience in the dance and performance world as a writer, researcher, dramaturge, director and vocalist. She is active in various fields, such as sound art, performance, video and sound installations, music theatre and sound poetry.