Under My Skin was first developed in 2014 and performed a work-in-progress showing at Dancehouse, Carlton, Melbourne in October.
We would like to thank the following dance artists for their contributions for the first stage of development:
Jo Dunbar (co-choreographer)
Lina Limosani (co-choreographer)
Elvin Lam (dancer)
Anna Seymour (dancer)
Bethany Robinson (dancer)
Amanda Lever (dancer)
Sarah Gatzonis (dancer)
Under My Skin was further developed in 2016 with support from Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Next Wave Festival.
Next Wave Festival, Arts House, 2016
Under My Skin is a piece that touches on some of the ways in which we choose to interact with the world around us. In a quest to understand the things that define us as we search for a place where we feel we belong, examining our ‘layers’ has been an underlying impetus for this work. Humans are complex creatures and, underneath everything, essentially vulnerable. We often protect ourselves by masking or hiding from a world that is constantly asking us to validate ourselves. Our need to label, protect, disguise or reveal ourselves has been an intrinsic question in the work.
Dance, multimedia and sound have been the primary creative tools, bringing together two worlds – hearing and deaf – both as creators and audiences. The intense vocabulary of Lina Limosani’s choreography, coupled with Jo Dunbar’s direction and balanced by the collaborating creative team visually and sonically, aims to present a compelling and dynamic piece of dance that will hopefully encourage you to ponder on your own thoughts about identity.
Layered and revealing, Under My Skin challenges what it is to listen, and to be heard...
Choreographers: Jo Dunbar and Lina Limosani
Performers: Elvin Lam, Amanda Lever, Anna Seymour and Luigi Vescio
Composer & Sound design: Russell Goldsmith
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre
New Media Artist: Rhian Hinkley
Producer Arts Access Victoria
Production Manager Harriet Devlin
Stage Manager Benjamin Hoopmann
Operator Linton Wilkinson
Costume Tasmin Pascal
Set Construction Franca Stadler
Photography Pippa Samaya and Paul Dunn
Lead Auslan Interpreters Georgia Knight and Erin Gook
Publicity Eleanor Howlett (Sassy Red PR)
This was impact-performance from the moments the lights dimmed. Arts Hub Australia, 2016
Their energy, their poise and their raw emotive power was a thrill to behold. Arts Hub Australia, 2016
The performance is a multi-media feast for the senses. The Plus Ones, 2016
The troupe’s stamina to keep the dynamic flowing is remarkable. The Plus Ones.
Movement was organic and pure, like an honest conversation with a close friend. The Australian Times. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
Powerful message, powerful performers. The Australian Times. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
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