For BOUNCEHAUS Nora Ramakers and Wieke van Rosmalen team up to investigate the importance, but also the downside of empathy. They study the tension between individual and collective emotions through monologues, dialogues, trialogues, geography, history, country music, the public space, chaos, theatricality, formations, roundabouts, pollinating bees, mirror neurons, the yeehaw agenda, line dancing and a big wall. By transforming the performative space into a more social one they aim to enhance the interaction between performer and spectator. Together they create a deconstructing construction of empathy and her selective mechanisms. How does empathy work? Do we even need human flesh? Or can a rock be soothing?

Concept and execution: Nora Ramakers (alumnus Toneelacademie Maastricht) & Wieke van Rosmalen Co-production: FASHIONCLASH, VIA ZUID Talentontwikkeling in de podiumkunsten Limburg Poster design: Kars van den HeuvelSpecial thanks to: Karin van Ringen Fonds, Toneelacademie Maastricht, John de Weerd, Zaal 3,Clifford Studio, Sara Miguelote, Nienke Nasserian, Ben Ramakers, Hennie Spronk, Wil Korving