About touch and connection
Touching someone is an act full of symbolism, it is delicate, pleasant, amusing and sometimes quite the opposite. How does tactility attain meaning? Sometimes we feel connected, even though we are separated by space and time. How do we touch without touching one another?
Exploring the senses is a central theme in Vera Tussing’s work. In her previous performances, watching and listening played an important role. T-Dance takes a step towards the tactile imagination. Four dancers explore memory and the limits of the body and the mind’s connections. The spectator inhabits the same imaginative space as the performers and becomes part of an empathetic, imagined touch. A piece about touch and connection.
• The German Vera Tussing studied at the London Contemporary Dance School. In 2007, together with Albert Quesada, she started on Trilogy, three performances based on musical structures. She was in residence at workspacebrussels and collaborated on Benjamin Vandewalle’s One/Zero. In 2012 she created You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet at STUK in Leuven.
direction Vera Tussing | performers, choreographic co-creators Ben McEwen, Meri Pajunpää, Vera Tussing, Zoltán Vakulya | support/artistic collaborators JS Rafaeli, Mariana Santos| sound/light Benoit Pele, Mike Picknett | musical support Lambros Zannettos | technical manager Benoit Pele | illustrations/visuals Gosia Machon | photography Rozenn Quere & Alessandra Rocchetti | research supporters Anneleen Keppens, Marine Combrade, Mariana Santos, Nelle Hens, Ariane Loze | support the Flemish Authorities (BE) | production Vera Tussing / Klein Verzet | in collaboration with The Place (London) / Vera Tussing is a WorkPlace Artist | co-production workspacebrussels, STUK (Leuven), with support from The Place (London), STUK (Leuven), Workspace Brussels, wp Zimmer (Antwerpen), El Graner (Barcelona) | distribution Bold