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Lake Life

© Dari Gatti

How fluid and changeable are we? How do we interact with each other and the world? Lake Life is a collaborative game, a puzzle, and a celebration – step in with two feet and maybe leave with three. The game is transformative, imaginary and real. McIntosh and scenographer Nadia Lauro craft a fictional landscape that offers fresh ways of seeing and being together. The audience is invited to explore unprecedented spaces, a dreamlike world of imaginary bodies and self-transformation, where altered senses become palpable and the boundaries of identity are fluid. While the socio-physical fragility created by the pandemic may be experienced differently by young and old, the (re)discovery of trust, fun, and free imagination is a collective concern. How can we break free from the roles we’re expected to play in the outside world? What connects us all? Perhaps it’s the possibility of imagining a new world where we can reinvent our ways from scratch…
N.B. Lake Life is immersive, with audience active throughout.

Age 10

Kate McIntosh (New Zealand/Belgium)

Austrian Premiere
SCHÄXPIR Co-production
90 min

Available in German and English language.
The performance is participative, with light physical contact.
Please inform us of your preferred language choice when booking at info@schaexpir.at.

A project by: Kate McIntosh
in collaboration with: Arantxa Martinez
Visual Installation: Nadia Lauro
Sound: Eric Desjeux
Light Design: Eduardo Abdala
Artistic Advice: Harun Morrison, Sarah Parolin, Tim Etchells
Sound Research: Charo Calvo
Technical Direction: Koen De Saeger
in collaboration with: Tatiana Carret
Studio Assistance: Maria O’Herce, Ashley Van Pouke
drawings: Dari Gatti
cards: Marzia Dalfini
harness: Karolien Nuyttens
general management: Sarah Parolin
production management: Niamh Moroney
administration: Laura Deschepper, Elie Agniel
a production by: SPIN (Brussels), Backbone Berlin GbR (Berlin)
coproduced by: kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), BRONKS (Brussels), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Viernulvier Kunstencentrum (Gent), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris), T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers Centre Dramatique National (Gennevilliers), MDT (Stockholm), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), SCHÄXPIR Festival (Linz), figuren.theater.festival (Erlangen), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto).
funded by: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC)
residency: GC Pianofabriek (Brussels)
thanks to: Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Anna Rispoli, Marnie Slater, Tim Etchells, Caroline Daish, Britt Hatzius, Sheena McGrandles, Barbara Greiner, Frida Laux
special thanks to: all the volunteer audiences who helped us in the process, and Sabine Zahn & Joshua Rutter for loaning the practice "Ghost Head" from the Unwritten Library

Posthof, Großer Saal:
20.06 16:00
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21.06 16:00
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