Don’t Wanna Touch - Jonge Harten

Don’t Wanna Touch

YoungGangsters en DOX

  • Admission

    € 12,50 > 1st rank
    € 10 > 2nd rank

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Location


  • Credits

    Concept en regie | Annechien de Vocht  Choreografie | Simon Bus  Uitvoerenden | Marius Mensink, Tano Rivers, Balder Hansen, Eivinas Dziena, Phapbi Ngo  Muziek en geluidsontwerp | Boris de Klerk  Decorontwerp | Ruben Wijnstok  Lichtontwerp | Martin Kaffarnik Dramaturgie | Marijn van der Jagt Techniek | Rick van der Veen Kostuumontwerp| Jorine van Beek & Sarah Lynn Schoon Productieleider | Vasthi Hol


  • Viewing guide i

    physical theater Textual Theater

 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?

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Jonge Harten offers a diverse program. But where do you start choosing? To clarify things somewhat, we have three main storylines that we are focusing on this year. You can see these lines throughout our program. So that you can easily choose which line suits you best and what you feel like doing at the moment. What are you going for?





FIELD was created to strengthen the bond with young talent and to give both the artists and the festival the opportunity to support people in the longer term and to make their “dreams” come true. We focus in particular on students who we feel (after conversations and performances) connect themselves as creators with the world beyond. In a conscious, critical and idiosyncratic way.


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A program line in which we put creative young people on stage and in which you can participate in great masterclasses yourself. We ensure that you are pampered all day long and of course we close the day with a great party, by none other than Clash!


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