The Palm of Your Hand is a dance that takes place in the active, engaged, tactile negotiation between performer and audience – in their tacit agreement and understanding. Arranged in their ellipse, the audience themselves form the bounds of the theatrical space. This is a journey that, by definition, performer and audience discover and create together. 



Direction: Vera Tussing

Research/ Creation Performer Team: Ben McEwen, Erik Nevin, Meri Pajunpää, Camille Prieux, Solene Weinachter, Vera Tussing, Zoltan Vakulya, Esse Vanderbruggen, Typhaine Delaup

Contextual Research/ Dramaturgical advice: Lucie Beauvert, Michael Picknett, JS Rafaeli, Alexander Vantournhout

Sound/Video/Photography during Research:

Emanuele Costantini, Alessandra Rocchetti, Benjamin Sommabère, Zoilly Molnar, Vinicius Salles

Design research in collaboration with Lucie Beauvert


2016 March 10 Stadttheater Mainz, Germany

2015 December 9, Batard Festival Amsterdam Veem House, Holland

2015 November 14, Dansmakers Amsterdam Moving Futures
2015 october, 13–14 · Indoor Premiere, The Place, London UK

2015 october, 6–7 · Indoor Premiere, STUK, Leuven BE
2015 SeptembeR, 13 · Outdoor Premiere, Season Opening, de Warande, Turnhout BE
2015 julY, 9 · Outdoor Try Out, Casa Elizalde, Barcelona (Spain)

2014 September, 3 · Indoor Try Out, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

Thanks to: Kate Goodwin and The Royal Academy of Arts & The Work Place at The Place

Co-produced by STUK Leuven, Life Long Burning/workspacebrussels with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union,

Research Supported: using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by The Place with additional support from Klein Verzet, Dance East, Pavilion Dance South West and Royal Academy

Residencies: STUK Leuven, WILD CARD RESIDENCY, Ultima Vez & CND Montpellier / Life Long Burning, EU Culture Programme, The Place ( London), workspacebrussels, PianoFabriek Brussels, BUDA Kortrijk, Graner Barcelona, Kaai Studios

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