Every body has its own identity in relation to the skin. The texture of the skin changes and transforms constantly through contact with others. This applies equally to people of different abilities, different ages and even to the surface of the earth, which is shifting ever faster in the current age of the Anthropocene.
The mixed-ability dance piece, performed by Australian choreographer Renae Shadler and Roland Walter, a dancer with spastic paralysis, creates a universe of its own in which their two distinctly different bodies can come closer to each other.
This intimate duet transcends the two performers’ physical borders to imagine a shared movement language inspired by sea anemones, liquids and earth’s surfaces.
SKIN explores new ways of relating to each other, deepening our ability to glide back and forth between different types of experience and physicalizes how our environment both shapes us and is shaped by us.
On the 1th of August there will be a follow-up discussion with Theaterscoutings Berlin after the performance at 8:30 pm. Also, there will be an introduction on the 2th of August before the performance at 4:00pm.
A Renae Shadler & Collaborators production with Roland Walter. In collaboration with ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture and Uferstudios. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. 2019 developments supported by Aktion Mensch, Lucy Guerin Inc / WXYZ Studios, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Asia-Europe Foundation and Goethe-Institut - Australia, with friendly support of Theaterhaus Berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin.