Vera Tussing & Esse Vanderbruggen [DE/BE]
21.02 – 22.02.2018
Two female bodies entwine until they become only one. Or three? Or… none? Where does a body actually begin? Taking the duet form as a starting point, Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen research the outer limits of human comprehensibility. What stories can we project onto this composite being with dynamic parts? Which extraordinary elements need to collide to establish something familiar? Or to establish something new? Both, Two seeks to overflow the visual with other sensory elements: hearing, touch, and imagination. A clear question resounds in this duet that both refers to the tropes of the genre but also transcends them. What does it mean nowadays to be two together?
• Vera Tussing’s work has long focused on sensory perception, such as in T-Dance (2015) and Mazing (2017). This season, she is also presenting an adaptation of The Palm of Your Hand. Since 2017, she has been an artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater.
performance & creation Vera Tussing & Esse Vanderbruggen | sound Mike Picknett | lights Bert van Dijck | costumes Sofie Durnez | direction Vera Tussing | dramaturgy: Seb Kann | feedback Saïd Gharbi | copy writing JS Rafaeli | photography Alessandra Rocchetti | video Zoilly Molnar | promotional image Joeri Thiry | production Hiros | co-production Kaaitheater, KAAP, The Place, IN/FINITY | support, research, residencies Vlaamse Gemeenschap, South East Dance, The Place, CND Paris, Tanzhaus Zuerich, ImpulsTanz , BUDA, STUK, KAAP, De Markten, Cc 't Vondel, De Warande, Stems Gallery / Cindy Daignault, Klein Verzet | tactile programme note Anna Goette, Bert Van Dijck, Lucie Beauvert, Esse Vanderbruggen & Vera Tussing | additional support and special thank you Esther Severi, Anneleen Keppens, Zoltan Vakulya, Chen Wei Lee, Gorka Gurrutxaga, Laura Poletti, Magrit Duchateau, TOPAZ, Susan Carter-Schwantes & Clara Levy