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performance, 2019

Laurent Delom de Mézerac in a fragment of Stranger



Scene images


From one male body, Karel explores different ideas about the man, the different types of bodies that we have to shape with our one body. The performance shows different perspectives on male physicality in dance and film and is located in the fluid zone between what man you are and what man you want to be.

STRANGER zooms in and out with our largest organ, the skin, as the only filter. The skin that breathes, makes contact and is the closest connection between yourself and the other.


Created with and embodied by Laurent Delom de Mézerac

Direction, Karel Tuytschaever

Set design + lighting designed by Lies Van Loock

Sound design, Frederik Van de Moortel

Artistic collaborator for costumes, Chris Snik

Artistic collaborator for film, Joery Erna

Artistic collaborator for film + visual effects, Arno Ringoet

Foley artist for film, Elias Vervecken

FX makeup artist for film, Labhise Allara Mandango Ciratu

Ceramics for film, Kachiri Faes

Graphic design for ceramics, Jeroen Los

Dramaturgical advice by Jesse Vanhoeck

Artistic outside eye, Nienke Reehorst

With thanks to Schippers&VanGucht, Rec’N Roll studio, Nicolas Baeyens / Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Piet Van Dycke, Sander Boschma, Willy De Vocht + Eli Verkeyn

Research interviewees, Bram De Groote, Nicola Brajato, Jaan Jochems, Pascal Gielen and Peter De Graef


Co-produced by C-TAKT + DansBrabant

Production assistance by Evelien van de Sanden + Pien Rutten

Poster image by Joery Erna

Recording of the performance, Peter Franken

Scene photography, Alwin Poiana


New Adventures Resident with and with the support of Dansmakers Amsterdam and ICK Amsterdam

Was made possible by Grensverleggers, an arrangement to support cultural collaborations between parties in Flanders, the Province of North Brabant, the Province of Limburg and the Province of Zeeland

With the support of Zuidpool



The performance had its Belgian premiere on September 14, 2019, at C-TAKT # 3 festival in Genk, and its Dutch premiere on September 26, 2019 in De Nieuwe Vorst in Tilburg.

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