SKINNED

2021

cinematic dance work

 

SKINNED is a 40-minute cinematic dance work, in which two performers embody the inner process that one goes through in the search for oneself. Through physical exploration, they question the usual layers with which one conforms today. Layer by layer, the figures deepen their evolving physical identity and molt into new forms, eventually entering an abstract state of self-awareness.

Following multiple intertwined paths, they explore the relationship between their soul and body in an attempt to discover their identity. The figures use their bodies and their movements as metaphors for this transformation.

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SKINNED is an interdisciplinary project where two dancers and a visual artist meet in a medium that is new to all: film. Both are part of the dramaturgy in order to enliven the dialogue between the two disciplines. SKINNED is an investigation into shared poetic qualities in both performance and photography.

In SKINNED, the visual image and the performative quality are two aspects that coexist equally. Together they create a visual language that attaches importance to emotion and aesthetics.

The film is a deep reflection on the different layers of an identity and invites the viewer to go in search of themselves.

 

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CREDITS

written & directed by

Persona

dance

Pieter Desmet

Steffi Mennen

director of photography

Jonathan De Maeyer

soundtrack

Adriaan de Roover

with the support of

Stad Antwerpen

Zuidpool

residencies

KANAL Centre Pompidou Brussels

Ultima Vez

Zuidpool

location holders

STRUIK

Wassalon Potuit

Zuidpool

DATES

10.12.2021 . De Studio . Antwerp . Belgium

10.03.2022 . Monkey Business LunaJong . Ghent . Belgium

17.03.2022 . Plateau 22 . Leuven . Belgium

19.03.2022 Plateau 22 . Leuven . Belgium

20.03.2022 Plateau 22 . Leuven . Belgium

03.05.2022 . Filmhuis Mechelen . Mechelen . Belgium

07.05.2022 . Filmhuis Klappei . Antwerp . Belgium

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