BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (Showing)
Samara Hersch (Melbourne | Amsterdam)
entrance € 7,00 | reduced € 5,00
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The participatory performance BODY OF KNOWLEDGE is an invitation to dialogue. There is no one on stage, but the telephone rings – the voices at the other end of the line are teenagers, and they have a few questions: on physicality in general, on sexuality, pleasure, shame, grief, consent, pain, ageing and death. In an intimate setting, the theatre director Samara Hersch investigates how adolescents and adults conduct complex conversations about their bodies. The combination of pizza, cosy blankets and music gives rise to a dialogue between the generations that functions as a mutual search for answers and ideas.
Lead Artist Samara Hersch Dramaturg Maria Rößler Artistic Advisor Mette Ingvartsen Artistic Advisor Edit Kaldor Set Designer Belle Santos Lighting Designer Jen Hector Creative Technologist Fred Rodrigues Stage Manager (Europe) Isobel Dryburgh Stage Manager (Australia) Cassandra Fumi
Special thanks Joëlle Grotendorst, Eva Alonso, Malu Peeters, Emma Rekkers, Tony Markus Sacharias, Joelle and my colleagues and staff from the DAS Graduate School.
Samara Hersch is a theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently graduated with a Masters at DAS Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy, particularly through imagining new performative frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit.
Production and realization
Realized within the scope of Be SpectACTive!-CapoTrave/Kilowatt (IT), Artemrede (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), Brut (AT), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Cafè de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino (HR), Divadelná Nitra(SK), Dublin theatre festival (IE), Göteborgs Stadss Kulturförvaltning/ Stora teatern (SE), Institution Student Cultural Centre (RS), Occitanie en scène languedoc-roussillon (FR), Plesni teater (SI), Tanec praha (CZ), Teatrul national Radu Stanca (RO) Co-production SICK! Festival Manchester, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Carriageworks in Sydney.
An early version of this work was developed at the DAS Theatre in Amsterdam.