What does it mean to be together? In Mazing, five dancers are set in motion by the audience, creating visible networks of action which emerge from simple social negotiations. This gently destabilizing performance both challenges and strengthens notions of community, re- affirming the power of touch in the digital age.
Today, the social is a performance, and performance is a social event: how can we use this to generate new models of positive sociality through performance? Enter Mazing to catch a glimpse of one possibility, based on the simple power of the dancing body, the factuality of movement and the fragility of contact.
De Biechtstoel (De Zendelingen) in Stadsschouwburg Sint-Niklaas (NL)
Direction: Vera Tussing
Dancers, choreographic and co-creators: Shosha van Kranendonk, Thomas Saulgrain, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen, Zoltan Vakulya
Contextual research and dramaturgical assistant: Sebastian Kann, JS Rafaeli
Technical support and lights: Thomas Vermaercke Sound: Ruben Martinez, Michael Picknett
Costume: Sofie Durnez
Illustration: Gosia Machon
Production: Klein Verzet, Vera Tussing
Executive production: Hiros
Supported by: Flemish Government, STUK (Leuven), Kaaitheater (Brussels), KAAP (Bruges/Ostend) and Workspace Brussels. Commissioned by: The Place (UK), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels) and Work Place at The Place (UK).