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Renae Shadler & Collaborators,
with Roland Walter (DE,AU)

Swiss premiere
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duration 55'

This show is part of the spellbinding magic of metamorphosis and Relax route.


After 30 minutes, the auditorium will go dark for 1 minute.

Peu ou pas de paroles Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduiteEnglish speaker friendly 


SKIN presents a poetic choreographic tableau of the way we connect with others, exploring the potential of the skin as both a protective barrier and a point of contact. Drawing on feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin’s reflections on sea amoebas (single-celled living beings that are malleable, expansive and formless, capable of asexual reproduction), SKIN questions the limits of our own physicality, which sometimes distances itself from, and sometimes merges with that of others. In this unique universe, a multitude of experiences coexist, as the bodies of Renae Shadler and Roland Walter embrace, merge and seem to exchange parts of themselves, giving rise to a shared body language inspired by anemones, fluids and earth surfaces.

design and performance Renae Shadler, Roland Walter artistic direction, choreography Renae Shadler sound design Samuel Hertz set design, costumes Judith Förster lighting design Emese Csornai creative assistant Mirjam Sögner production ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture tour manager Floris de Groot distribution Dörte Wolter production Renae Shadler & Collaborators, with Roland Walter in partnership with ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture support Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Aktion Mensch, Asia-Europe Foundation, Goethe-Institut – Australia and Radialsystem, Theaterhaus Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin and, for dates at far° Nyon, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media creative residencies Lucy Guerin Inc/WXYZ Studios and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (Australia)