In Skinned the dancers surrender to the loss of safety. Playing with the desire for control, they explore exposure as a creative act. The raw sounds of their movement, touch and breath are recorded live and woven into the fabric of the piece.
JANUARY 11 | LET'S TALK ABOUT DANCE
Feedback session after the show
Mirjam Gurtner works as a choreographer and dance artist in Berlin, Basel and London. In her artistic research Mirjam Gurtner looks at improvisation, instant composition and the interplay between sensation and physicality. In collaboration with sound artists she examines the relation between the moving body, its live sound and the audience. Her latest work SKINNED premiered at Theater Roxy in Basel and will be performed at Tanztage 2019 in Berlin. Recent works include the duet unknowing which toured Switzerland as part of Tanzfaktor 2018, the performance installation DISPLAY for Candoco Dance Company at the Wellcome Collection London and Public Affairs at Kaserne Basel. Born in Switzerland, Mirjam trained at Basel Theatre, the Vienna State Opera, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
DURATION 60 Min. CHOREOGRAPHY Mirjam Gurtner CREATION Mirjam Gurtner, Christopher Owen, Sindri Runudde, Valentina Wong PERFORMANCE Sophie Arstall, Mirjam Gurtner, Diethild Meier, Christopher Owen DRAMATURGY Luke Pell SOUNDDESIGN, STAGE Lisa Premke, Fabrizio di Salvo SOUND Lisa Premke, Michael Thomas COSTUMES Jacqueline Loekito LIGHTdesign Jérôme Bueche LIgHT Pablo Weber Fernández PRODUCTION Pascal Moor, Spring Production
Funded by the Fachausschuss Tanz and Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Kulturfonds der Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Sulger-Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung and Scheidegger-Thommen-Stiftung.