The Dating Project: First Date
© Dan Mussett


The Dating Project: First Date (2021)

First Date is a concept that falls under the ongoing THE DATING PROJECT created by Dan Mussett.

It is a re-enactment of a first date between two strangers who are meeting each other for the first time. Blurring the line between real life and performance, two participants are prompted to follow a series of instructions. By following these instructions, the participants slowly begin to discover each other, and as they do so start to play out a situation familiar to us all, of getting to know a stranger.


THE DATING PROJECT is: Dan Mussett, Michael Strebel, Barbara T'Jonck, Vincent Van Dijk & Bianca Zueneli Supported by: wpZimmerExecutive Production: C-TAKT, KAAP, De Studio, Europalia Arts Festival: Trains and Tracks, Storm op Komst, Bozar & Brakke Grond: Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, City of Antwerp & Flemish Government Activiteiten PremieWith thanks to: Tuning People, GRIP, Andreas Fleck, Zehra Proch, Pauline Scharmann, Rubina Pabani, Laurent Delom, MAXLab, CREATIE, Beatrice Peadrini and all the participants who have taken part in the many & many try-outs


Language: English