What is DIT?
With the online project DIT (Digital Intimate Theater), The100Hands questions the foundation of all its work, in which ‘the value of the physical live encounter with yourself, the other and the environment’ is always recognized and examined.
Together with filmmaker Eva Sjerps they investigate how digital theater at home can still evoke the intimacy of the live encounter. Not as a replacement for live contact, but as a stimulating exercise to play with it.
The first edition of DIT is specifically made to be watched at home, on your own and at a time that suits you.
Whether you are quarantined, the theaters are closed, you want to have some “me-time” or just prefer to be on your own, DIT is for you.
What to expect
DIT is not made to be watched passively. Storyteller Jasper Džuki Jelen invites you to actively shape your own experience. DIT guides your attention to the sensations in your body and the meaning you give to them, to the space surrounding you, and to how emotion and the need to act surface and change over time.
Jasper invites you to explore objects in your surroundings through touch, but also to get off your chair and subject parts of your room to a tactile investigation. Stories and questions provide these actions with a (new) meaning.
Throughout DIT you have the freedom to determine how you want to interact with it. The way DIT is built supports a relaxed, calm state of mind, from which you can experience the phenomenon of "touch" with curiosity.
How does DIT work?
Use the buttons below to choose whether you give DIT as a present to another or to yourself. If you’ve experienced DIT before or already certain that DIT is perfect for you, you also have the option to get extended access. The choice is yours.
After your order you’ll receive a mail with a link to the online environment of DIT. This link gives you access for a limited time. Depending on your chosen option, this varies from one week to one year, starting from the moment you login for the first time and open DIT.
If you want to do these 3 phases (preparation, DIT itself, reflection) one after another, we recommend that you reserve at least an hour for this. The Zoom session is not included in this estimate and will take place on a fixed time, for which you can sign up.
DIT is created together with documentary maker and cinematographer Eva Sjerps.
Eva typically films from up close and with an eye for physical detail, to involve her viewer in the intimacy of the moment.
Music and Design are in the hands of ArthurMusic and Esther Sloots, who in recent years have also collaborated on other The100Hands productions.
Direction, Narration, Text: Jasper Džuki Jelen
Film and Editing: Eva Sjerps
Dramaturgy: Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj
Light: Stijn Jonkhart
Design: Esther Sloots
Grading: Ramon de Jong
With the support of: Performing Arts Fund, Municipality of Breda, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and DansBrabant.
The100Hands works in a long term partnership with DansBrabant.