Wasted Skin

Wasted Skin

about the intense longing for others, for touch

Being touched is a basic necessity of life – you feel that you exist. Skin hunger, that’s what the craving for physical intimacy is also called. Right now, with the Coronavirus, it is recognizable to everyone. But there’s more; the open-mindedness of physical contact has also been affected by the physical distance and apparent perfection of digital images and communication. What does this do to us?

In WASTED SKIN, the dancers depict the effect of physical proximity and distance on feeling and behaviour. It is about wanting to reclaim social and physical open-mindedness.

We see a stage image with zones of merciless light and nurturing darkness. The dancers try to bridge the alienation and mutual distance with ritual sequences of movements. Instinctively they are drawn to the warmth of another’s skin. They dance for their lives and yet the safety of the group can suddenly turn into an acute threat.

The choreography of this new piece celebrates the beauty and power of body language. The piece is built up with contrasting parts that sometimes end abruptly, then suddenly start again. Ivgi&Greben magnify the longing and the loneliness with an erratic warm/cold mix – emotionless, sometimes mechanical  –  to make these feelings even more palpable for the audience.

History

14 januari 2023
20:30
Den Bosch, Verkadefabriek
26 november 2022
20:30
Hoofddorp, Schouwburg De Meerse
23 november 2022
20:30
De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
19 november 2022
20:30
Breda, Chassé Theater
16 november 2022
20:00
Hengelo
15 oktober 2022
20:30
LUX, Nijmegen
28 september 2022
20:30
Haarlem, SCHUUR
15 april 2022
20:30
De Lawei, Drachten
08 april 2022
20:30
Atlastheater, Emmen
23 maart 2022
20:15
Stadsschouwburg Velsen
12 maart 2022
20:30
Amsterdam, De Meervaart
05 maart 2022
20:15
Theater Rotterdam
26 februari 2022
20:15
Cultuurkwartier, Sneek
25 februari 2022
20:00
De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
24 februari 2022
20:00
De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
17 februari 2022
20:30
Odeon, Zwolle
11 februari 2022
19:30
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
05 februari 2022
20:30
Almere, Corrosia
01 februari 2022
20:30
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Choreography: Uri Ivgi en Johan Greben
Dancers: Manon Adrianow, Ashley Affolter, Björn Bakker, Daniel Flores Pardo, Matthea Lára Pedersen, Ludovico Murgia, Noa van Tichel & Gaetano Tricomi

Dramaturgy: Judith Schoneveld
Music composition: Tom Parkinson
Lightdesign: Yaron Abulafia
Costumedesign: Natasja Lansen
Decordesign: Arjen van der Zwaag
Technic: Mathijs van Loo
Pictures & Trailer: Paul Sixta

Productionmanagement: Ype Terwisscha van Scheltinga
Business leader: Amarins Geveke
Marketing: Janneke Vonk

Special thanks to: Provincie Fryslân | Gemeente Leeuwarden | Fonds Podiumkunsten | Stadsschouwburg de Harmonie