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Skin: a somatic performance and installation

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The skin is a wonderfully complex organ, the biggest in the body. It’s composed of cells, tissues, nerve endings and so much more and it holds our body together. Architect and landscaper María Auxiliadora Gálvez is bringing forward a new somatic performance and installation event this December focusing on this organ. With an interactive aspect and an experiential setting, the performance Skin is addressed to performers, dancers, choreographers, visual artists, architects and anyone interested in the creative arts.

“Our skin is a membrane of exchange,” say organisers, “a way to be in contact, but also the geography where we place the limit of ourselves on multiple occasions. How is it to inhabit that limit and discover its depth?”

The event on December 4 at Dancehouse Lefkosia explores just that. With the installation part of Skin, Gálvez sets up a dermal environment, as she describes it. One in which different epithelial scales conform to an artificial skin made out of different skin sensors of human and non-human organisms. The somatic experience aspect of the event is part of a collection of immersive workshops already made in Boston (USA), Hamburg (Germany), Madrid and Bilbao (Spain). The structure of Skin will be composed of somatic experiences, short talks and projections and after the experiences, the participants will be able to interact with the installation exploring the notion of body, home, border and skin.



Somatic performance and installation. December 4. Dancehouse Lefkosia, Nicosia. 5pm-7.30pm. €20. Limited number of places, participants should bring a mat. Registrations by December 1. [email protected] / 22-780960. For more information:


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