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Tactile Quartet 2015-18


Tactile Quartet is an interactive piece that builds on Vera Tussing's previous explorations of dance, tactility, and the sensory engagement of the audience. Four musicians play the American Quartet by Dvořák, a piece written in the late 1800 and belonging to the romantic period in music history.

In Tactile Quartet(s), the string quartet switches between playing their instruments, and engaging in one-on-one tactile encounters with audience members creating a "physical play back". What we hear is music; what we see is choreography. What if we take the string quartet seriously as a dance – and dance along?



Article on In/finity, the socio-cultural project of TOPAZ (NL)

Direction: Vera Tussing

Performers Research: Zoltan Vakulya, Yoh Morishita, Esse Vanderbruggen, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Ehren Verrelst, Vera Tussing

Musical Collaborators: Quatuor MP4 (Claire Bourdet, Margaret Hermant, Pierre Heneaux, Merryl Havard)

Musical Dramaturgy: Clara Levy

Musicians Research: Clara Levy, Sinouhé Gilot, Hugo Boulanger, David Dupouy, Anastasia Laurent, Dorelle Sluchin, Esther Singier, Victor Guaita, Ruben Martinez Orio

Sound Research: Benoit Pele, Michael Picknett

Research/Dossier: Seb Kann Production: Hiros & Vera Tussing Co-production: Kaaitheater

Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, In/finity (Topaz)

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