Let me just say this – tonight is a night of stripping, tonight is a night of peeling away, layer by layer by layer by layer – What will be left? What will we know at the end of it all? Much less! That’s what! Let’s begin...
The newest performance by Kate McIntosh, whose CONNECTIONS mentor is Tim Etchells, is moderated by a female figure standing in the spotlight wearing a sparkling dress and a long, grey beard. With the help of two assistants, some small strange dances, and a few materials, ›Dark Matter‹ highlights philosophical questions in a show-biz/late-night theatre style: time and gravity, being and not being, thought and the body.
Premiere: 21.11.09 Kaaistudios (Brussels)
Project conception: Kate McIntosh
With: Thomas Kasebacher, Kate McIntosh, Bruno Roubicek
Text: Kate McIntosh & Tim Etchells
Dramaturgy: Pascale Petralia
Light design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: Mikko Hynninen
Costumes: Sofie Durnez
Light technician: Joëlle Reyns
Mentor: Tim Etchells
Production for TOF vzw Co-production: CONNECTIONS, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris)
In partnership with: De Pianofabriek (Brussels), WorkSpace Brussels, WP Zimmer (Antwerp), fabrik Potsdam in the framework of Tanzplan Potsdam: Artists-in-Residence, Sophiensaele (Berlin)
Supported by: the Flemish Government, Commission of the Flemish Community CONNECTIONS is an initiative by the Theaterfestivals SPIELART München in cooperation with CAMPO (Gent), Republique (Copenhagen), FFT (Düsseldorf), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich), Huis en Festival a/d Werf (Utrecht), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), The Student Center (Zagreb), Koproduktionshaus brut (Vienna)
Funding support by: European Commission Culture Programme, German Federal Cultural Foundation, Cultural Office of the City of Munich