Kate McIntosh
Lake Life

  • Performance For people aged 10 and above
  • German premiere
  • Fri 08.03.24 19 h
  • Sat 09.03.24 16 h
  • Sat 09.03.24 19 h

The performance can be experienced in either German or English.

Duration: 90 mins.

Please note: The performance is participative, with light physical contact. Loud and sudden noises occur during the performance and stroboscopic effects are being used.


How changeable and fluid are we? How do we tangle with each other and the world? ›Lake Life‹ is a collaborative game, a puzzle, and a celebration – step in with two feet and maybe leave PACT with three. The game is transformative, imaginary and real. The audience is invited to explore unprecedented spaces, a dreamlike world of imaginary bodies and self-transformation, where altered senses become palpable and the boundaries of identity are fluid. ›Lake Life‹ contrasts the fragility and uncertainty of today's time with the (re)discovery of trust, fun, and free imagination. How can we break free from the roles we’re expected to play in the outside world? What connects us all? Perhaps it’s the possibility of imagining a new world where we can reinvent our ways from scratch.

Building upon the successes of her works ›Worktable‹ and ›In Many Hands‹ both previously shown at PACT, McIntosh crafts yet another fully immersive and interactive environment. This setting beckons a cross-generational audience to embark on an explorative journey within the stage space, encouraging continual self-reflection and evolving perceptions of themselves and others. The performance offers a platform for diverse encounters and interactions among various age groups, specifically tailored for an audience inclusive of both adults and young people. Adults unaccompanied by children are warmly welcomed, alongside all independent-minded children aged 10 and above, eager to explore their world.

A project by: Kate McIntosh In collaboration with: Arantxa Martinez Visual installation: Nadia Lauro Sound: Eric Desjeux Light design: Eduardo Abdala Artistic advice: Harun Morrison, Sarah Parolin, Tim Etchells Sound research: Charo Calvo Technical direction: Koen De Saeger In collaboration with: Tatiana Carret Studio assistance: Maria O’Herce, Ashley Van Pouke Drawings: Dari Gatti Cards: Marzia Dalfini Harness: Karolien Nuyttens Voices: Manah Depauw, Anja Müller With the participation of: Ghyslaine Gau General management: Sarah Parolin Production management: Niamh Moroney Tour management: Luca Napoli Administration: Laura Deschepper, Elie Agniela

Production: SPIN (Brussels), Backbone Berlin GbR (Berlin) Coproduced by: kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), BRONKS (Brussels), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Viernulvier Kunstencentrum (Gent), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris), T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers Centre Dramatique National (Gennevilliers), MDT (Stockholm), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), SCHÄXPIR Festival (Linz), figuren.theater.festival (Erlangen), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto) Funded by: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) Residency: GC Pianofabriek (Brussels) Thanks to: Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Anna Rispoli, Marnie Slater, Caroline Daish, Britt Hatzius, Sheena McGrandles, Barbara Greiner, Frida Laux Special thanks to: all the volunteer audiences who helped us in the process, and Sabine Zahn & Joshua Rutter for loaning the practice ›Ghost Head‹ from the Unwritten Library


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08.03.2024, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
17.12.2023, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Paris (FR)
16.12.2023, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Paris (FR)
15.12.2023, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Paris (FR)
14.12.2023, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Paris (FR)
13.12.2023, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Paris (FR)
23.10.2023, BIT Teatergarasjen, Meteor festival, Bergen (NOR)
22.10.2023, BIT Teatergarasjen, Meteor festival, Bergen (NOR)
15.10.2023, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin (IR)
14.10.2023, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin (IR)
10.09.2023, MDT, Stockholm (SE)
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21.06.2023, Schäxpir, Linz (AUT)
20.06.2023, Schäxpir, Linz (AUT)
21.05.2023, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BEL)
20.05.2023, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BEL)
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18.05.2023, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BEL)

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