Kate McIntosh [NZ/BE]

Dark Matter

Dark Matter
Dark Matter

26.10.2018

Flanked by two clumsy assistants, Kate McIntosh stands on the stage as a high priestess in a glittering gown. During a kind of revue, they passionately devote themselves to a series of household experiments. Through their pseudo-scientific contentions and philosophical reflections, they unmask the dilettantes whose empirical argumentations – of the ‘things they know for sure’ – continue to fail. Questions about multidimensions or black holes cause excitement and curiosity, but also confusion and fear because you can never integrate them into your everyday life. Dark Matter is an extremely funny production that simultaneously evokes a sense of ominousness.

• The work of artist-in-residence Kate McIntosh transcends the boundaries of performance, theatre, video, and installation. The striking thing about her productions is that she always bridges the distance between the performers and the audience, as well as her preference for theatrical images. She is presenting three productions in the space of one week, playfully balancing on the intersection between science, entertainment, experiment, vaudeville, philosophy, and eclectic stories. Welcome to Kate’s universe!


a project by Kate McIntosh | performers Thomas Kasebacher, Kate McIntosh, Bruno Roubicek | text Kate McIntosh & Tim Etchells | dramaturgy Pascale Petralia | light design Minna Tiikkainen | sound design Mikko Hynninen  | costumes Sofie Durnez | light technician Joëlle Reyns | creation production Margarita Production (TOF vzw) | tour management & production SPIN | co-production Kaaitheater, CONNECTIONS Network, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou | in partnership with De Pianofabriek, STUK - House for Dance, Image & SoundKunstencentrum, workspacebrussels, wpZimmer, fabrik Potsdam, Sophiensaele | support Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | CONNECTIONS is a mentorship and production initiative of the theatre festival SPIELART Munich in cooperation with CAMPO, Republique, Forum Freies Theater, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Huis en Festival a/d Werf, Choreographisches Zentrum NRW/PACT Zollverein, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, The Student Center Zagreb, Koproduktionshaus brut

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