The NarcoSexuals

Dries Verhoeven
 
' A look inside the bittersweet world of sexual drug use '
 

Scrolling through their phones they go in search of sex, sex like they’ve never had before, sex beyond the imaginable. Horny and determined they get on their bikes, a phial of GHB or a bag of 3mmc or something in their pockets. Disobeying the request for social distancing, giving the health cult the finger, rebelling against the loneliness that is lurking all the time. They meet on a couch in a random living room somewhere in town. They snuggle up, they talk and talk, they fuck each other to kingdom come, sometimes they faint, in each other’s arms, they take care of each other. Meet: The NarcoSexuals.

In his latest work, Dries Verhoeven investigates the ins and outs of sexual drug use, a phenomenon that is gaining popularity especially among gay men. Forty years after the start of the gay liberation, we’re entering a ‘narco-sexual revolution’, even though this current liberation is invisible to the outside world. What pushes people to even risk their own lives? How different are they allowed to be?

"Dries Verhoeven and his performers invite us to journey to the fringes and darkest areas of our society. As he often does in his works created with SPRING, Dries is taking the city of Utrecht as the backdrop for his story." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Concept: Dries Verhoeven
Performance: Bráulio Bandeira, Matteo Bifulco, Tamar Blom, Vincent Clavaguera, Wojciech Grudziński, Estefano Romani, Barnaby Savage
Understudies: Mher Brutyan, Victor Mendes
Movement material developed in collaboration with the performers
Sound design: Thijs van Vuure
Dramaturgy: Hella Godee & Miguel Melgares
Assistance: Marte Boneschansker
Internship text/direction: Hendrik de Pecker
Technique: Roel Evenhuis, Peer Thielen
Set dresser: Eveline Didderen
Production: ‘n More – Ellen van Bunnik, Lise van den Hout, Thijs de Bruijn, Jitske Weijand
Internship production: Maaike Postma
Extras: Oliver Wagstaff, Lisanne Pol, Rafael Matt, Sasa Hara, Marie Clavaguera, August Geerlings, Jannes van Arkel, Marvin Staal, Gwen de Visser, Marco Franssen
A production by: Studio Dries Verhoeven
In coproduction with: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
 

Dates

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Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Ping Pong Club / Wisselspoor (2e Daalsedijk 4B)

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Location: Wisselspoor terrain (near Ping Pong Club), access terrain via address 2e Daalsedijk 4

Duration: continuous, the loop takes about 50 minutes

You buy a ticket for a time slot of thirty minutes within which you get access to the work, you can stay as long as you want

Language: English

*online price, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Please note: age 16+

Please note: There are no seats, but you can stand anywhere and walk around work.

If you have difficulty walking, report this in advance at the ticket control by arrival. Please note that the site is difficult to access and the view is limited for people using a wheelchair.

 

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