Kate McIntosh [NZ/BE]

In Many Hands

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

23.10 – 24.10.2018

In In Many Hands, Kate McIntosh explores tactility. She invites you to test and to touch, but also to listen and to smell. Along with other visitors, but without speaking, you will experiment with materials in a series of sensorial ‘situations’. In Many Hands is part laboratory, part expedition, part meditation: follow your nose and your curiosity!

• 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!


concept & direction Kate McIntosh | developed in collaboration with Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter | presented with Lucie Schroeder | sound John Avery | light & technique Joëlle Reyns | technical direction tour Michele Piazzi, Koen De Saegeri | artistic advice Dries Douibi, Gary Stevens | studio assistance Lucie Schroeder | drawings Daria Gatti | production Sarah Parolin, Linda Sepp | finances & distribution Ingrid Vranken | production assistance Jana Durnez, Anneliese Ostertag, Mara Kirchberg | produced by SPIN | co-production Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Parc de la Villette, Vooruit, BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater, Schauspiel Leipzig, far° festival des arts vivants, House on Fire Network, the Open Latitudes Network | support Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ, De Pianofabriek, Tanzfabrik  | SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017 – 2021 | thanks to Tom Bruwier, Martin Pilz, Andrea Parolin

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