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secondskin Events Secondskin 17 Oct - 22 Oct Theater Roxy, Basel

“Things are not always as they seem to be at first glance, particularly in the sphere of behaviour. What might appear to be the obvious reason for a series of actions may not fully indicate the underlying and driving forces behind it.”

Secondskin is the second piece of the long-term project ‘A Past That Has Not Left The Body’ by Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, investigating the body, its sense of identity, its past and traces of change. The body is not only a structure of limbs and organs, sensations and movements. It is a body of living experiences, transforming continuously according to these. The performer’s bodies become the scene of shifting expressions and states of consciousness. Internal and external images collide. The bodies become blurry, transitory and associative, moving in vision of sounds, word fragments, and imaginary geometry.

Penelope, Odyssey’s wife, is the reference character of this project. The three different artists witnessed the development of contemporary dance in Switzerland over the past decades and helped to give shape to the project. By drawing on their own experiences and memories, they examine how the past has marked their bodies and to which degree this determines their presence.


Wednesday 17th October, 20:00

And then
Fri 19 October 2012, 20:00
Sat 20 October 2012, 20:00
Sun 21 October 2012, 19:00
Mon 22 October 2012, 20:00


Concept and choreography: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
By and with: Meret Schlegel, Catherine Habasque, Kiriakos Hajiioannou
Music: Niki Neecke
Light: Brigitte Dubach
Features: Martina Ehleiter
Production, dramaturgy: Boris Brüderlin
Oeuil extérieur Nicole Gabriele Creator
Photography: Donata Ettlin
Artwork: Ada Tsani


A production of para-form with support by the technical committee for theater and dance Basel, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, GGG Basel, Ernst Goehner Foundation, Futurum Foundation, Foundation Edith Maryon, William and Ida Hertner-Strasser Foundation, Jubilee Foundation Basel Kantonalbank.

More info and ticket bookings at Theater Roxy website