scene images © alwin poiana

From one male body, Karel explores in STRANGER different concepts on the man.

The performance connects dance with film and shows different perspectives on male physicality.


What man are you? What man do 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.

    rehearsal images © joery erna



Concept + directed by Karel Tuytschaever

Created with and embodied by Laurent Delom de Mézerac


Set design + lighting designed by Lies Van Loock

Sound design, Frederik Van de Moortel

Original music excerpts by Paul Kalkbrenner, Malcolm Stewart + Alessandro Scarlatti


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


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

Was made possible by Grensverleggers, 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.