KOEN DE PRETER & THEATER STAP (BE)

SAT 18.03 7.30PM (50 MINS)

“Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group.Humans have an inherent desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves.” S.T. Fiske

To Belong is a dance performance about what it means to be part of a group. What brings people together, what connects them? Meditating together in silence? Or dancing together to phat beats? What causes people to care about one another? Why and when do they feel connected and when do moments of struggle occur? Theater Stap’s actors are dancing the experience of being a member of a group using both pedestrian and poetic movements; Movements that allow them to get together and identify with one another. Movements in which they can lose themselves. But what happens if one falls outside the group, if one doesn’t belong?

This performance is suitable for Deaf and hard of hearing.

Post-show discussion with Dr. Lucy Burke of Manchester Metropolitan University will follow the performance asking the question: Who has the right to represent whom, and by what means?

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