Tactile Talk
© Latifa Saber


Tactile Talk

How can we speak to each other without using words? What does this age of not touching teach us about contact and how much closeness is there in distance?

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks for a non-verbal gathering. Performers guide you through interactions with each other and with the rocks. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take charge, stand back, watch. A common language emerges. The space between us is questioned and made visible.

Tactile Talk is an encounter, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, a social choreography in which we explore distance and proximity.

Katrien Oosterlinck


Director: Katrien OosterlinckSound: Pol VanlaerScenography: Katrien Oosterlinck and Jan Van GoethemLighting: Vinny JonesCostume: Lies MarechalMovement advise: Katja PireDramaturgy advise : Koen Haagdorens and Elvira CroisFacilitator: Griet PauwelsProduction: wpZimmerCo-production: Kaaitheater, C-Tact en KAAPIn collaboration with: ccBe, C-Mine, Destelheide, De Kriekelaar, PILAR, Participating partners: Lasso en De VeermanResidencies: hetpaleis, De KriekelaarWith support of : The Flemish authorities