Vera Tussing [DE/BE]
The Palm of Your Hand II
17.11 – 18.11.2017
A dance of touch
In 2015, Vera Tussing created the production The Palm of Your Hand, in which social behaviour and classical choreographic patterns were brought very close to the viewers, or rather, participants. Vera is now adapting the production specifically to make it accessible to the blind or visually impaired. To this end, she is making the choreography communicate beyond the merely visible. Continuous interaction between the performers and audience is rooted in an implicit understanding. Along with your fellow audience members, you delineate the stage in an ellipsis: this is a dance of touch. Join the performers in this adventure to discover what it means to experience tactility!
• Vera Tussing graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School and has since worked as a performer, dancer, producer and director. Much of her work has focused on the magic hidden in movement and touch. She presented T-Dance (2015) and Mazing (2017) at the Kaaistudios. This season, she is also presenting the duet Both, Two. She has been an artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater since 2017.
direction Vera Tussing | by and with Solene Weinachter, Vera Tussing, Zoltan Vakulya, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Wei Wei Lee | research Erik Nevin, Meri Pajunpää, Esse Vanderbruggen, Typhaine Delaup, Ben McEwen, Esse Vanderbruggen | research, feedback Lucie Beauvert, Michael Picknett, JS Rafaeli, Alexander Vantournhout | re-creation assisted by Saïd Gharbi, Ibrahim Tamditi, Jempie Vermeulen, Tonia In Den Kleef, Yannick Heeren | audiovisual research Emanuele Costantini, Alessandra Rocchetti, Benjamin Sommabère, Zoilly Molnar | costumes Lucie Beauvert, Lucie Libotte , Lilit Hovhannissian | sound design Ruben Martinez Orio, Michael Picknett l light design Thomas Vermaercke, Benoit Pele, Bert Van Djck | thanks to Kate Goodwin ,The Royal Academy of Arts, The Work Place at The Place | co-production STUK (Leuven), Life Long Burning/workspacebrussels | support the Culture Programme of the European Union | research support the National Lottery through Arts Council England | commissioned by The Place with additional support from Klein Verzet, Dance East, Pavilion Dance South West and Royal Academy | residencies STUK (Leuven), WILD CARD RESIDENCY, Ultima Vez & CND Montpellier / Life Long Burning, EU Culture Programme, The Place (London), workspacebrussels (Brussels), PianoFabriek (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Graner Barcelona, Kaaitheater (Brussels)