Kate McIntosh

To Speak Light Pours Out

To Speak Light Pours Out
To Speak Light Pours Out

01.04 – 02.04.2022

Fri 1/04
20:30 > 21:45  To Speak Light Pours Out (performance)

Sat 2/04 (XL-night)  
19:30 > 20:15  Poetry & Politics (video & discussion)
20:30 > 21:45  To Speak Light Pours Out (performance)
22:15 > 23:00  Extrametric by Katharina Ernst (percussion performance)
23:15 > ...        DJ Baba Electronica

* You can join in from 19:30, 20:30 or 22:15... or just come to the party! Doors will close during the TSLPO performance (20:30-21:45)

Kate McIntosh's latest performance throws the work of several writers, composers and performers into the mix. To Speak Light Pours Out immerses you in a powerful listening space: it is a world where rhythms, voices, texts and their meanings shape and channel each other. Surrender to exhilarating polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of layered voices that unleash sonic and spoken images, both political and poetic, liberating and activating.

To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disruption and new possibilities. A shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance and new forms of being!

Saturday will be an extra exuberant, XL version: let loose your animals!

The Kaaitheater hall will fluctuate from book club to rave, like a spring night romance, like a music café, like the moon landing, like stroking your favourite pet, like joining the resistance together.

Writers who gave texts for To Speak Light Pours Out will open the evening with sharp minds and tongues: they will introduce you to the political power of words. After the show, there will be percussion performances, followed by DJ sets, drinks at the mobile bar, and a wilderness of dancing for everyone.*

They say when we’re all in the same space listening together, our heartbeats might end up synchronizing.
But our breathing will not, our breathing will stay polyrhythmic. 
They say listening might be the most complex of all human behaviours.
To listen is a state of tension.
(Listening across difference.)

(Listening further than you can see.)
– Kate McIntosh

• Kate McIntosh's work transcends the boundaries of performance, theatre, concert, video and installation. In recent years she has involved the audience - literally - ever more closely in her work: in Worktable or the sensory In Many Hands, for example, you became an active participant as well as an observer.


a project by Kate McIntosh | in collaboration with Ghyslaine Gau, Arantxa Martinez, Anja Müller & Stina Fors | light design Minna Tiikkainen | sound design Stefan Schneider | stage realisation & studio assistance Anda Skrejane | music composition Katharina Ernst, Beatrice Graf | text by or inspired by a.o. Season Butler, Jo Randerson, Rebecca Tamás, Bek Coogan, Paul B. Preciado, Tim Etchells, Astrid Korporaal, Elders of the Hopi Nation, Alice MacKenzie, & Ebba Petrén | production direction Sarah Parolin | light, sound & stage direction Michele Piazzi | technical support Hanna Kritten Tangsoo | administration Laura Deschepper | artistic adviceTim Etchells & Sarah Parolin | cooks Hìla Lahav, Silvia Feliziani & Wim May | production S P I N vzw | co-production Kaaitheater, Voo?uit, BUDA, PACT Zollverein, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig, Black Box teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater, SPRING, Wiener Festwochen | funded by Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media | residency Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Centrale Fies_Passo Nord (Dro) | thanks to Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Elisa Demarré, Josh Rutter, Gäel Santisteva, Lazara Rosell Albear, Pieter Ampe, Ntando Cele, Jonathan Bepler, Steve Heather, Andy Wright, Marc Lohr, Kazehito Seki, Fritz Welch, Daria Gatti, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Daniela Bershan, Valentina Desideri, Emily Beausoleil, Jacopo Lanteri, Lola Rubio, public in private studio (Berlin) | S P I N is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017-2021

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Programme leaflet

Wed 30.03.22

Watch a video interview with Kate McIntosh in the digital programme leaflet.