• première
  • EN spoken
  • tickets: €10 / €8 (-26/+65/pro)
  • reservations: online

This intimate work, performed by teenagers who call into the theatre on mobile phones, is a powerful meditation on age and change: changes to bodies, changes in attitude, and changes to life. Questions of boundaries, sexuality, pleasure, shame, pain, consent, ageing, grief, death and the future are all on the table as teens from across Belgium and around the globe chat with the audience in real time from their bedrooms. Body of Knowledge is a surprising, challenging, and tender experience exploring how we pay attention (or not) to our own and others’ bodies co-existing in time and space.

Realized in the framework of the European project Be SpectACTive!

Samara Hersch is a theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy, particularly through imagining new performative frames for non- professional performers and audiences to inhabit. 

The performances Friday 14.02 are completely sold out, just as the performance on 15.02 at 21:30!

  • Lead Artist: Samara Hersch
  • Dramaturg: Maria Rößler
  • Artistic Advisors: Mette Ingvartsen
  • Set Designer: Belle Santos
  • Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector
  • Creative Technologist: Fred Rodrigues
  • Stage Manager (Europe): Isobel Dryburgh
  • Artistic Support: Kobbe Koopman & Simone French
  • Technical Support: Hannes Andersson
  • Translation Support: Karlijn Clocheret
  • Special thanks to: all the teenage performers from around the world that have contributed their questions and perspectives to this ongoing project and to Edit Kaldor, Emma Rekkers, Malu Peeters, Eva Alonso, Tony Markus Sacharias, Richard Gregory, and my colleagues and staff from the DAS Graduate School.