Photo Credit: Agnes Saaby Thomsen

Traces of Tissues

Created by:  BETWIXT – an international collaborative duo between Sally E. Dean (UK/USA/NO) and Charlotte Østergaard (DK).

Performers:  Chrysanthi Avloniti (GR/UK), Daniel Jeremiah Persson (SE) , Robert Williams (UK), Eeva-Maria Mutka (FIN/UK), Poh-Eng San (UK) and Julie Nathanielsz (USA).

Traces of Tissues is a site-specific requiem for those living in the liminal space – a place in between.  Interweaving costume design, somatic choreography and site, this performance honours the present plight of the refugee.Traces of Tissues asks, how do we remember those who have no choice or place to go?

Performers in costumes attached to sharp tall gray pillars in industrial-like surroundings appear as bodies exposed – unwoven from the inside out – revealing trails of inner tissues.  The struggle of boundaries and borders within bodies, costume, and site, unite an aesthetic between the tragic and comic – offering transformation. An unexpected dance unfolds between fragility, power and hope.

Traces of Tissues had its world premiere at The Site Specific Performance Festival at the 14th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, June 6-16 2019 in Prague. 

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