To Speak Light Pours Out

Kate McIntosh
Performance, 2020

a project by Kate McIntosh
in collaboration with Ghyslaine Gau, Arantxa Martinez, Anja Müller, Stina Fors
light design Minna Tiikkainen
sound design Stefan Schneider
stage realisation & studio assistance Anda Skrejane
music composition Katharina Ernst, Beatrice Graf
text a.o. Season Butler, Jo Randerson, Rebecca Tamás, Bek Coogan, Alice MacKenzie, Ebba Petrén
artistic advice Tim Etchells, Sarah Parolin

production direction Sarah Parolin
light, sound, stage direction Michele Piazzi
administration Laura Deschepper
cooks Hìla Lahav, Silvia Feliziani, Wim May

a production by S P I N vzw
coproduced by Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (Gent), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt Am Main), Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig), Black Box teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), SPRING (Utrecht), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna)
funded by Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
residency Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Centrale Fies_Passo Nord (Dro)

thanks to Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Season Butler, Josh Rutter, Gäel Santisteva, Lazara Rosell Albear, Pieter Ampe, Ntando Cele, Jonathan Bepler, Steve Heather, Andy Wright, Marc Lohr, Kazehito Seki, Fritz Welch, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Daniela Bershan, Valentina Desideri, Emily Beausoleil, Jacopo Lanteri, Lola Rubio, public in private studio (Berlin)

S P I N is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017 – 2021

©Rolf Arnold

Over the last few years, audiences became physically involved in the works of Kate McIntosh - as sensory, interactive participants. But her new performance steps out in a different direction, giving listeners a sonic immersion in a world of percussion and vocals.

Starting from the bodily pleasure of beats and the energy of voices, this show is collaboration of several composers, writers and performers to create a space that vibrates with anger, celebration and joy.

To Speak Light Pours Out is an immersive sonic world that carries voices, texts, and their meaning: it’s a call out to the lust for transformation, resistance, and new shapes of being.

Twisting playfully between gentleness, humor and confrontation, To Speak Light Pours Out brings a liberating and activating effect - inviting us to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disturbance and resolute possibility.

©Christian Schuller
©Daria Gatti



Vooruit, Gent (BE)


Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)


Black Box teater, Oslo (NO)


BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)


Rosendal Teater, Trondheim (NO)