Renae Shadler & Roland Walter

Open Studio

Renae Shadler & Roland Walter DE

Renae Shadler

SKIN (mixed-ability dance duet)

  • 1 September
    14:00 – 15:20
  • tanzhaus nrw | Studio 5
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Total duration: 80min
  • Area: 44
    Dance Update Germany

SKIN (mixed-ability dance duet)

Choreography: Renae Shadler

Performed by Roland Walter, a dancer with full-body paralysis, and Renae Shadler, a non-disabled dancer and choreographer, SKIN creates a universe of its own in which their two distinctly different bodies can come closer to each other. This intimate duet explores new ways of relating to each other, deepening our ability to glide back and forth between different types of experience, and embodies how our environment both shapes us and is shaped by us. The piece asks how we can move as individuals and at times even merge into one with the other, inspired partly by observing how Roland Walter’s assistants work to extend his body.

Moderation: Anja Arend

Artistic Crew / Team:
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Renae Shadler, Roland Walter | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHOREOGRAPHER Renae Shadler | SOUND DESIGN Samuel Hertz | SET & COSTUME DESIGN Judith Förster | LIGHT DESIGN Emese Csornai | CREATIVE COMPANION Mirjam Sögner | PRODUCTION ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture | DISTRIBUTION Dörte Wolter

A Renae Shadler & Collaborators production with Roland Walter, in collaboration with Ehrliche Arbeit – freelance office for culture.

Funders and Supporters:
Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Aktion Mensch, Asia-Europe Foundation and Goethe-Institut – Australia. Creative residences: Lucy Guerin Inc / WXYZ Studios and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (Australia). With friendly support from Radialsystem, Theaterhaus Berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

SKIN (mixed-ability dance duet)