What comes before touch? Is it desire? Fear? Disgust? Comfort? Pleasure? Vera Tussing and collaborators take the audience on a multidisciplinary promenade performance to carefully consider and reconsider our own personal relation to touch.
Whose aids? interrogates who is speaking about aids, who is listening, and who is hosting. In other words, who is owning aids. We ask these questions in two acts.
For her latest creation, Khadija El Kharraz Alami looks for the world of her ancestors. With dance, song, music, customs, scarcity, sharing, rituals and traditions, she awakens parts of herself that she would otherwise not have met, parts that would have ended up lost.
‘VOCABULARIUM’ is a solo for Rosas dancer Cynthia Loemij. The starting points for this production are David Van Reybrouck’s books ‘Revolusi: Indonesia and the Birth of the Modern World’ and ‘De kolonisatie van de toekomst (The Colonisation of the Future)’; as well as the writing of Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal (1899 1990), Cynthia Loemij’s great-grandmother.
YES, yes, yes, this could be something! YES is soft, YES is dense, YES is tension and release, YES is too much and not enough. YES is everything you touch, you change.
At the same time slow and sudden, constantly recurring but nevertheless unpredictable, Noche (the night) brings a soft break with its own rhythm.