Cast off Skin is the first choreography by Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki, a duet danced by them with original music by Bart Aga. Cast off Skin explores movements that are recognizable in daily life. It questions how and when concrete actions transform into unknown or undefined movements. Cast off Skin aims to move through the often-ambiguous boundaries between being abstract/concrete, recognizable/unrecognisable, accepting/rejecting, and hiding/revealing. Through confronting these borders a heightened awareness of our body and its motions takes place. When do we hide from ourselves and how do we reveal ourselves to others? Are we always caught in between these moments?

Thought and mind being absent from the body, whereas simultaneously present through a motion of the hand. Can we be present and absent at the same time, or can we shift from the inside out and outside in? The feeling of controlling and being controlled by ourselves. Is the mind controlling the movement of the hand or is the motion of the hand controlling the mind?


choreographed and performed by : Yukiko Shinozaki , Heine Røsdal Avdal / original music and technical director : Bart Aga / light design : Ralf Nonn, Leo Preston
co-production: BIT - Teatergarasjen (Norway) , Dans in Kortrijk (Belgium) / supported by : Norsk Kulturrad (Norway) , Norsk Kassettavgiftsfond (Norway)

world premiere: October 10 2000 at BIT Teatergarasjen - Bergen, Norway.
titledatetimelocationtickets & info
1. Cast off Skin Tue 02-12-2003  Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valencienneswww.espace-pasolini.asso.fr
2. Cast off Skin Sat 06-10-2001  Théâtre de la Bastille, Pariswww.theatre-bastille.com
3. Cast off Skin Fri 05-10-2001  Théâtre de la Bastille, Pariswww.theatre-bastille.com
4. Cast off Skin Thu 21-06-2001  Danz Festival Letzebuerg, Luxembourgwww.danzfestival.lu
5. Cast off Skin Fri 15-06-2001  Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gentwww.vooruit.be
6. Cast off Skin Fri 04-05-2001  MAD (Multi.Art.Dance) Foundation, Bucharest
7. Cast off Skin Sat 21-04-2001  Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
8. Cast off Skin Fri 20-04-2001  Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
9. Cast off Skin Thu 19-04-2001  Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
10. Cast off Skin Sat 10-02-2001  Dans in Kortrijk, Kortrijkwww.dansinkortrijk.be
11. Cast off Skin Fri 09-02-2001  Dans in Kortrijk, Kortrijkwww.dansinkortrijk.be
12. Cast off Skin Sun 22-10-2000  ISFiT and Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.isfit.org
13. Cast off Skin Sat 21-10-2000  ISFiT and Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.isfit.org
14. Cast off Skin Thu 19-10-2000  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
15. Cast off Skin Wed 18-10-2000  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
16. Cast off Skin Wed 11-10-2000  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
17. Cast off Skin Tue 10-10-2000  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
18. Cast off Skin Mon 09-10-2000  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
19. Cast off Skin [try-out]Thu 31-08-2000  Dans in Kortrijk, Kortrijkwww.dansinkortrijk.be
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