SKIN: A Dance Duet

Location Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
From Thursday 07 November 2019 -  10:00am
To Saturday 09 November 2019 - 04:00pm

SKIN is a new dance duet that explores the poetics of the human body and our relationship to the surfaces we move across. Originally from Bunbury, choreographer and dancer Renae Shadler together with Roland Walter who is a German performer and inclusion ambassador with full-body spastic paralysis, work with water, textiles and movement to explore how warm water wrinkles the skin and relaxes muscle tension - bringing their two distinctly different bodies closer together.

     Public Workshops:
     Thursday, 7 November, 4:30pm-7:30pm
     Saturday, 9 November, 10am-1pm

     Public Rehearsal:
     Friday, 8 November, 3pm-6:30pm

     Artist talk:
     Saturday, 9th November, 2pm

     Skin Performance:
     Saturday, 9th November 7:30pm

To purchase tickets for the performance -  CLICK HERE 

To purchase tickets for the workshops    -  CLICK HERE 

Every body has its own identity in relation to the skin. Ones skin reveals a lot about their history. This applies to people of different abilities, ages and even the Earth's skin which is constantly transforming through the current anthropological age. Why is the skin important for the body and Earth? What happens upon contact and other influences?

This intimate duet transcends the two performers physical borders to imagine a shared movement language inspired by earth's surfaces, liquids and sea anemones. Performed with warmth and skilful precision, SKIN builds audiences capacity for intimacy, ecological sensitivity and inclusiveness.

“evocative, sensuous, beautifully detailed dance where the primary vehicle of humanity, the mess of our flesh, is the core driver” Dance Informa, RESTORE 2018 by Renae Shadler

Renae Shadler is an Australian choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. Her work delves into the deeper reaches of what it means to be a human in the world, working across forms, in a variety of contexts, to create immersive and transformative artistic encounters. Her work has been presented and further developed at Palais de Tokyo (FR), Hellerau - European Center of the Arts (DE), Tanzfabrik (DE), Dancehouse (AU), Federation Square (AU), Critical Path (AU), among others. Renae is a prestigious Martin Bequest Fellow 2019-2021.

Roland Walter is a German performer, writer, and inclusion ambassador with one special feature: he is completely spastically paralysed. In contrary to his illness he does not allow this to impede him in any way. Roland performs regularly in Berlin at Sophiensaele, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and Lake Studios, among others. He is also working internationally throughout Europe and South America.


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