The Bodily Talkshow

Date: oktober 2018
Tag: Intimacy
Client: MU, Dutch Design Foundation

Can talk shows benefit from addressing the entire body? A regular talk show predominantly appeals to the eyes and ears. If it weren’t for logistical inconveniences we might as well leave the rest of our bodies at home. What if… we would talk to your body? is an experimental talk show format that explores the role our bodies (could) play in processing information, following discussions, and sympathizing with certain topics or guest speakers. Guests, hosts and audience are invited to perform a series of collective choreographies during and in between interviews. An occasional tear, a unique relation between audience and guest speakers, and an energetic atmosphere are only a few examples of the outcome of this 75-minute experiment that first took place in MU Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week 2018.

What If… We would talk to your body? is in collaboration with contemporary dance and performance platform WhyNot, and was part of What If Lab 2018 (initiated by Dutch Design Foundation and MU).

Guest speakers: Dorota Gazy, Vivien Tauchmann, Joep Truijen and Klasien van de Zandschulp

Moderator: Isolde van Hallensleben
Choreographer: Marjolijn Vogels (WhyNot)

Pictures: Boudewijn Bollmann