Touch is a word defined in the following ways:
"to come into or be in contact with"; "handle in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect"; "cause harm to"; "produce feelings of affection, gratitude, or sympathy in"; "the faculty of perception".
This piece seeks to explore different states of mind around touch by looking at ways in which one is in touch with themselves, and others, the space they move in as well as the limitations to their faculties of perception. This movement piece seeks to find ways to come to terms with the enforced distance placed between people and how that touch becomes more than a physical gestus, it transforms into emotional, psychological, spiritual connections with others.
Rafé Luke Green is a 24-year-old Master’s student at the University of Cape Town. They have spent the last six years in Grahamstown studying and performing – under the likes of Gary Gordon, Andrew Buckland, and Juanita Finestone-Praeg. Their main interest in theatre lies in the politics and poetics of connection and relation. They have performed and helped choreograph for works at the National Arts Festival and Jomba! Dance Festival and have performed at the Cape Town Fringe Festival. Their fields of specialisation include Physical Performance, Choreography and Writing.