With “In Many Hands” the Belgian theatre artist Kate McIntosh invites her audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. The project gathers the audience on stage to experience a surprising, multifaceted collection of objects in a sensual way together. “In Many Hands” is theatre from its most intense side: poetic, dramatic, curious. Kate McIntosh has already performed this unusual play at numerous theatre festivals throughout Europe.
Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation.
Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. Kate’s practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.
Duration: 90 min
Concept & Direction: Kate McIntosh
Developed in collaboration with: Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter
Presented with: Lucie Schroeder
Sound: John Avery
Light & technique: Joëlle Reyns
Technical direction tour: Michele Piazzi, Koen De Saeger
Artistic advice: Dries Douibi, Gary Stevens
Studio Assistance: Lucie Schroeder
Drawings: Daria Gatti
Production: Sarah Parolin, Linda Sepp
Production assistance: Jana Durnez, Anneliese Ostertag, Mara Kirchberg
Distribution: Sarah Parolin
Finances: Ingrid Vranken
Produced by: SPIN
Coproduction: PACT Zollverein (DE), Parc de la Villette (FR), Kaaitheater (BE), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (BE), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), Black Box Teater (NO), Schauspiel Leipzig (DE), théâtre Garonne – scène européenne (FR), far° festival des arts vivants (CH), House on Fire Network (EU), and the Open Latitudes Network (EU).
Supportedby:Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN), Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats (BE), Tanzfabrik (DE)
SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017 – 2021
Thanks to: Tom Bruwier, Martin Pilz, Andrea Parolin