het Theater Festival

“No other performance last season impressed the jury more physically, thanks in part to its intelligent play between looking and being looked at. What we perhaps appreciate even more about this permeating installation is its fusion of different art domains to create new frames of meaning.”


The NarcoSexuals

Studio Dries Verhoeven


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. 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 one sense, the work questions our relationship to subversion and brazen sexual gratification in an increasingly sanitised public domain. Yet the performance also shows men in their faltering search for vulnerability and companionship. Are they the vanguard of a new liberation movement? Forty years after gay liberation, are we entering a ‘narco-sexual revolution’? Or have we ditched our sexual ideals and left the revolution lying comatose on the couch?

The work is a marathon that lasts until midnight. Visitors buy a ticket for a given showtime but can stay as long as they like. 

This perfomarnce is a co-presentation with KANAL and Les Halles de Schaerbeek

On location: site Tour & Taxis, Anna Bochdreef 19/21, 1000 Brussel



Concept: Dries Verhoeven.
Performance: Bráulio Bandeira, Rita 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.
Assistante: Marte Boneschansker.
Technique: Roel Evenhuis, Peer Thielen.
Set dresser: Eveline Didderen.
Production: ‘n More – Ellen van Bunnik, Lise van den Hout, Thijs de Bruijn, Jitske Weijand & Zita de Vos
Book a time slot, performance in loop, length loop: 50 min.
€22 / +65: €20 / -26: €18 / -18: €14
duration: 50 min.
language: English