© Stanislav Dobák
Vera Tussing

Un-Staging Tactility

What comes before touch? Our sense of touch is interwoven with desire, fear, disgust, comfort, pleasure, danger. While tactility defines our relations with each other and the world, it often goes unexamined. Everyone comes with their own history of touch, which can include training, practice, memory and trauma. Because it’s so loaded with meaning, the ‘before’ of touch needs to be always lived afresh, carefully considered and reconsidered with each new encounter.

In this performance Vera Tussing and three dancers invite the audience to explore who we are in movement, in dance, in this moment before touch? What memories of past touches do we carry within us? What possible touches precede any immediate touch? What touches do we never even notice at all?


Creation and direction Vera Tussing | Musical coöperation & technical direction Michael Picknett | Co-creation and dance Helen D’Haenens, Raphael Philipe Damasceno Ferreira de Moura, Christine Sollie | Sound Margaret Hermant, Fabien Leseure, Anna Muchin, Michael Picknett | Light design Caroline Mathieu | Costumes Lisa Gambey | Hand sculptures & set Vera Tussing & Lisa Gambey | Contextual research & dramaturgy JS Rafaeli, Nele Oeser, Sebastian Kann | Promo visuals Sarah Yu Zeebroek | Production Hiros | Co-production C-Mine, Kaaitheater, STUK, KAAP | Residencies CORSO Antwerp, workspacebrussels, Kaaitheater, STUK, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, C-Mine, KAAP | Supported by the Flemish Government
Wed 22 May 2024 20:30


STUK Studio


€ 18/14