Voicing Pieces

In Voicing Pieces, one’s own voice is staged to become the protagonist. In the intimacy of an isolated sound booth, guided by a simple score, the audience becomes spectator of their own voice. The act of speaking and simultaneously hearing one’s own voice turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, sculpted anew with each individual interpretation of the score. The voice becomes a place for action, a spectacle or a surprise. 


Isn’t one's own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? Who is speaking, when one's own voice speaks? Rather than recognizing oneself in the stranger, Voicing Pieces is an invitation to recognize the stranger in oneself. 



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Concept: Begüm Erciyas

Realization: Matthias Meppelink and Begüm Erciyas 

Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens 

Text: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren

Set Realization: Tim Vanhentenryk

Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias

Production Management and PR: Barbara Greiner


Production: Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090 

Coproduction: wpZimmer, STUK Leuven, Tanzfabrik Berlin/ Tanznacht

Research Support/ Residency: Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Q-O2, FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe Institut - Villa Kamogawa

Supported by Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin


***Selected for Het TheaterFestival 2018!***



27-29 August 2016, Tanznacht Berlin

31 March - 02 April 2017, PACT Zollverein, Essen

18-27 May 2017, Kunstenfestivaldesarts '17, Brussels

2-9 September 2017, HOMO NOVUS Festival, Riga

27-29 September 2017, Kunstencentrum STUK, Leuven

5-7 October 2017, Steirischer Herbst '17, Graz

1-3 February 2017, Festival Paralléle, Marseille

23-24 March 2018, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

6-10 June 2018, Tanzfabrik Potsdam

30 August - 4 September 2018, Theaterfestival Basel, Basel

7-9 September 2018, Het Theaterfestival / deSingel Antwerp

10-13 September 2018, Theaterfestival Favoriten, Dortmund

7-9 February 2019, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

13-16 March 2019, International Theaterfestival Oslo, Black Box Theatre Oslo

18-20 October 2019, Fierce Festival, Birmingham

20-24 November 2019, Istanbul International Theatre Festival

13-29 February 2020, wowwowwow, Moscow 

12-15 May 2020, auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland (cancelled, covid19)

15 June -16 August 2020, "State of the Arts", Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (cancelled, covid 19)

12-14 January 2023, deSingel, Antwerp 















Showing 19-20 May 2016 at STUK, Leuven












18-27 May 2017 at Kunstenfestival

desarts, Brussels

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