In this dance performance, Koen De Preter creates a universe in which masculinity and its sensitivity are central, and sheds light on our society in which we are increasingly confronted with the fact that we have to deal with a lot of things. He asks himself how men would interact in a world without homophobia.
Tender Men is about the fearlessness, beauty and poetry of touch, but also about the chaos and misunderstandings that are inextricably linked to it. Four men - each with their own dance background and identity - symbolise vulnerability, roughness and tenderness.
Koen De Preter is a choreographer and performer. He experiments with forms and audiences and moves between different circuits. The search for a balance between abstraction and theatricality in dance, together with eclectic soundtracks, are a constant in his creations. After more intimate work like the curated evening Solo Night and his solo DANCING, this is a larger performance with an international cast.