7 okt20:00 - 21:30Studio WdW
The current pandemic has made us think about the need, as a global society, to look at our relationship with planet Earth. Our Skin is a project that aims to reflect on the place where we live and to remember that we are nature.
Our Skin is a dance film by Yael Karavan and Rita Vilhena. Filmed in the wilderness of Coentral Grande, in Castanheira de Pêra, the film is composed of images captured with micro and macro lenses of the skin of the trees, the veins of the rivers, and the bodies of the dancers, breaking the separation that exists in urban society. The film observes and questions how we influence each other: Body-Earth, Earth-Body as it explores the transformation of the female body merging with the natural landscape. The boundaries between the performers bodies and the landscape disappear, highlighting the continuity of our skin into the skin of the earth.
Our Skin aims to bring back the wild nature into the urban spaces where it once belonged. The film is dedicated in memory of the artist Dani Karavan who passed away during the creation of this film.
On 6 and 7 October a workshop will be organized based on the dance film Our Skin. The workshop is also linked to a performative action, which will take place after the film screening on 7 October. The workshop is open to people from 18-88 years old and does not require any previous experience in dance or in performance. Read more and sign up here >
Our Skin is a part of ACT: Art, Climate, Transition, a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, pandemics, mass extinction and growing inequalities, we join our forces in a project on hope: connecting broad perspectives with specific, localised possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we ACT.
concept and direction Yael Karavan and Rita Vilhena performed and devised Yael Karavan, Rita Vilhena, Joana Castro, Thamiris Carvalho and Jim Clark film maker, editing and colour correction Francisca Manuel sound design Diogo Melo costumes Carlota Lagido photo register Josefa Searle and Carlota Lagido executive production Rita Vilhena administrative and financial management | Vítor Alves Brotas-Agência 25 production Partícula Extravagante and Agência 25 support Castanheira de Pera council artistic residencies | Estúdios Victor Córdon, Re-union thanks to União de Freguesias de Castanheira de Pêra e Coentral, Prazilandia, Turismo e Ambiente E.M., O Lugar do Meio, Derbimoto, Sandra Bento, Zé Ventura, Luísa Homem, Mariana Silva. project supported by República Portuguesa: Cultura / DGArtes Direção-Geral das Artes