SKIN – Dance Project

Roland Walter und Renae Shadler present a collaborative dance-project

SKIN is a remarkable new dance duet that explores the poetics of the human body and our relationship to the surfaces we move across.

Roland Walter, an outstanding performer, choreographer and inclusion ambassador for artists with disabilities will perform the new collaborative dance work SKIN with Australian dancer and choreographer Renae Shadler. The project is co-created, performed and self-produced by the two. The artists work with water, textiles and movement to explore how warm water wrinkles the skin and relaxes muscle tension - bringing their two bodies closer together.

“Dancing is freedom and a foretaste of paradise.” – Roland Walter

As the two artists are from different linguistic background, generations and with varied abilities, this is an extraordinary work.Together they focus on dancing as an expression of encounter and access to each other. Their art should have a positive influence on human strength, flexibility, balance and coordination and sharpen the perception of oneself and others.

As part of the residency there will be public showings in which people with or without disabilities, will have the opportunity to discuss the work with the performers in an artist talk.

Roland Walter
Roland Walter is a Berlin-based dance artist with full-body spastic paralysis. Nevertheless, he experimentalizes with his body and his handicap, and shows that people with a fate like his can have a creative life too. He has been an official inclusion ambassador since May 2015.

Renae Shadler
Renae Shadler is an independent choreographer, Dancer and project initiator based between Berlin and Melbourne. She works across a variety of contexts, from dance on stage and major festivals, to museum events and outdoor public engagement projects.