Thursday 21 June, 7.30pm
Retina Dance Company
Layers of Skin is a multilayered performance event with bold choreography by Belgian/English choreographer Filip Van Huffel and his inspirationally fearless Retina Dance Company. Music by Belgian Joris Vanvinckenroye and his acclaimed chamber rock ensemble, Aranis, accompanies the dance and seamlessly interweaves the excitement of pop and the finesse of classical.
Layers of Skin starts from the idea of hiding. The three layers of our skin hiding our bones, organs and muscles. It also hides who we are and what we think and desire. Retina Dance Company shed their layers to expose a full-bodied, fast-paced, and stimulating production. The six exhilarating performers execute the quirky intricacies of Van Huffel’s vigorous choreography with raw vitality.
Layers of Skin is a dynamic, constantly changing production, that will take its audience on a unique journey, stripping away the layers to discover the dancers internal motivations expressed through Retina’s powerful and expressive movement style.
Layers of Skin is a multilayered sensory experience never to be forgotten!
“…its sheer physicality… will have you on the edge of your seat.” – Ellie Carr -The List
“…dancers at the top of their game.” – Mary Brennan – The Herald
Tickets: £12 Adults / £10 Concessions / £40 Bring Your Friends (4 tickets)
70 minutes, no interval
Layers of Skin was made possible with support from Arts Council England, Cultuurcentrum Berchem, Nottingham City Council, Stad Antwerpen, District Berchem.
Performed as part of the St Albans Festival 2012