Martha Gardner, Kira Metzler, Guila Russo, Dario Rigaglia, Ilario Frigione

"Epic Dermis"


Martha Gardner, Kira Metzler, Guila Russo, Dario Rigaglia, Ilario Frigione


Maura Morales

05/07/23 22:00

Carpa Deltebre Dansa

All audiences
5€ (All the night shows included in the ticket)


Man is a homo hapticus. The sense of touch is the first of our senses. Even before we hear, smell and taste, we feel, we sense touch. EpicDermis is a border crossing, a dance over the skin. The skin is man’s largest organ – and at the same time his sensitive frontier between self and world. Every touch is as much a sign of tenderness as it is an indication of potential danger. Every touch tells a story about the known, about the unknown, tells a story in which the I seeks its place in the world. Every touch spells out a haptic vocabulary, full of power and longing, of hurt and care. The “touchless society” (Elisabeth von Thadden) is entangled in a paradox: The longing for independence and disconnectedness reflected in increasing singularization turns into contactless isolation – the untouched human being as an isolated monad of a hypersensitive society. EpicDermis also tells against this terrifying image, tells of the pleasurable opening up of the world, tells of the survival necessity


The contemporary dance company Cooperativa Maura Morales consists at its core of the dancer/choreographer Maura Morales and the composer Michio Woirgardt. The company, which was founded in 2010, has since realized numerous stage pieces and is one of the most touring (nationally, internationally) independent companies in NRW, with a touring volume of approximately 50 guest performances per year. Numerous invitations to renowned international dance festivals, the winning of numerous dance prizes such as the Kurt Jooss Prize 2013 and the Förderpreis für Darstellende Kunst of the state capital Düsseldorf, among others, have contributed to the fact that the Cooperativa, which has existed since 2010, has been able to establish itself in the international dance scene in a very short time. In addition to its own productions, the Cooperativa regularly receives invitations from state and municipal theaters such as the Ballet Magdeburg, the Theater Münster, the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirch.