Intimacy of the Skin 2023
Anderson Carvalho Dance & Choreography
Artistic Director Anderson Carvalho Financial & Company Manager Gert-Tom Draisma Choreography Anderson Carvalho Original Score Adam Claussen Choreography Adviser Lindy Raizenberg Lighting Design Faheem Bardien Costume Design Anderson Carvalho Costume Maker Linda America Graphic Design Romano Cardinal Scenography Anderson Carvalho and Abdullah Photography Michelle Hughes Videography Marko de Beer Publicist Andre Gilbertson Media Support Robyn Cohen
The work is a reflection on the intimate relation of the body with its memories embedded in the skin and in the physical spaces. The work is inspired by true story, the memories of everyday life and is a reflection on the works of philosophers such as Gaston Bachelard, Zygmunt Bauman, Bertolt Brecht, notion of exploration of life experience, relationship, memories, home, and the experience of space. "...the house is the human’s first universe, which integrates thoughts, memories and desires that collects and contains past, present and future” - Bachelard. ‘The Intimacy of the Skin’ is a passionate choreographic journey through memories and experience of space, integrating thoughts, desires and beliefs. It offers a fascinating exploration of the many ways in which our skin shapes our lives, experiences and our relationships with others. From the sensory experiences of touch to the social and historical meanings of skin color, Carvalho invites the audience to reflect on the complex and multifaceted nature of our most visible and intimate organ.
Performed during ACDC Dance Intersect 2023 in Cape Town and at Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2023 in Kigali Rwanda