skinned (2007)

“I’m like a ball of wool wound from the outside…” F. Pessoa.

”Introversion, sense of superiority, loneliness, body as a combination of pieces, masturbation, hallucinations, laughter and crying in appropriate moments, selfdestruction, catatonic movement I am SKINNED, in a framed stage , where I try to answer my research question of how to translate the theme into movement, being inspired by the schizophrenic genie of Fernando Pessoa.” (C.Leitão)

choreography / dance: Cristina Leitão
music: Christiaan Saris (with Violent femmes)
assistance to choreographer: Marta Lopes

lenght: 20′

Skinned was awarded the 3rd prize in the choreographic competition c.o.n.t.est08 in Parnü, Estonia, organized by Teet Kask. Jury members: Wim Vandekeybus, Katja Werner, Teet Kask, Maksim Komaro, Tiit Tuumalu.

Skinned was 1st developed in Dansateliers Rotterdam, 2007 as part of One Night’s Dance program

Performances:

13.10.2007 Dansateliers Rotterdam, One Night’s Dance

31.11.2008 Muiderpoort Theater, Amsterdam

01.12.2008 Muiderpoort Theater, Amsterdam

29.03.2008 Endla Theater, Parnü, Estonia – semi-finals c.o.n.t.est08

30.03.2008 Endla Theater Parnü, Estonia – finlas c.o.n.t.est08


skinned by C. Leitão © Melanja Palitta