Each of us has our own identity in relation to the skin. The texture of the skin changes and is constantly transformed through contact with others. This applies to everyone, from 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.
Performed by Roland Walter, a dancer with full-body paralysis, and Renae Shadler, an able-bodied dancer/choreographer, SKIN creates a universe of its own in which their two different bodies come close 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 embodies how our environment both shapes us and is shaped by us.