A provocative dance show about touch.
An embrace, a kiss, a pat on the back, a punch or firm handshake. It can be so natural to touch each other, but sometimes it’s terrifying. Because what if your touch is misunderstood. By the other person, or by the environment.
In Don’t Wanna Touch, YoungGangsters and DOX dive into the fear of touch and embrace the discomfort. With challenging scenes we explore loving, violent, sexual and friendly touch. Why can a simple handshake already be awkward? Where does shame come from in some touching? And when do you draw the line?
Together with five energetic performers, director Annechien de Vocht and choreographer Simon Bus create an exciting mix of hip-hop and “action theater.” With (un)ease, humor and vulnerability we set boundaries and collectively break through the barriers around touch and intimacy. Are you ready to be touched?