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 | dramaturgy Seb Kann | feedback Saïd Gharbi | design/costumes Sofie Durnez, Lucie Beauvert | sound Emanuele Costantini | lights Bert van Dijk | photography/video/design/copy writing Alessandra Rocchetti, Zoilly Molnar, JS Rafaeli | production Hiros & Vera Tussing/Esse Vanderbruggen | co-production Kaaitheater, Kaap, The Place, IN/FINITY | research/residencies support South East Dance, The Place, C ND Paris, Tanzhaus Zuerich, Impuls Tanz, BUDA, STUK, Cindy Daignault