A surreal journey in 3 acts through the physical and emotional sensations of a performer’s life. From the transformation of the creative process and the temporary crossing of paths of different energies working together, to the sensation of being watched, while also feeling alone, during a performance.
Created and shot in one room (Tatwerk Berlin), the environment changes in each scene as a symbol of the way the dancer’s experience evolves over time.
»Through my skin« is choreographed, directed, shot and edited by the same person in order to minimize the layers of separation between the dance and the viewer.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. In cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung.
Concept, director, cinematography and editing: Giorgia Bovo
Choreography: Giorgia Bovo with the dancers
Starring: Joel Small / Reflektra, Cecilia Castellari, Marco Rizzi, Megumi Eda
Music: Francesco Beccaro
Lighting design: Giorgia Bovo and Roni Rotem
Extras: Francesco Beccaro, Alice Brunello Luise, Alessandro Fabbro, Anna Froh Pedersen, David Guy, Laura Guy, Carley Marholin, Joel Small
I am an italian-born dance artist, former New Yorker and current Berlin resident. I am a dancer, choreographer and self-taught filmmaker.
I started working as a professional dancer in Italy with Junior Balletto di Toscana and Kaos-Balletto di Firenze. In 2007 I moved to NY and worked with acclaimed dance companies such as: Armitage Gone! Dance, The Metropolitan Opera, Pigeonwing Dance, Indelible Dance and Rebecca Kelly Ballet touring in the US, Europe and Asia.
I have been featured in music videos by artists like: Grammy Award winning band Pentatonix, Confidence Man, Chad Valley, Reggie Watts and Mira Cook.
Since moving to Berlin, I worked with independent choreographers and danced at Deutsche Oper Berlin (Antikrist, Elektra, die Fledermaus, Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Un Ballo in Maschera). I currently work with director Ersan Mondtag and with theater collective Panzerkreuzer Rotkäppchen.
As a choreographer, I have been commissioned works for institutions and festivals like: NFT Art Berlin, TanzOrtNord Festival (DE), Indelible Dance Company (NYC), Joffrey Ballet School (NYC), e-Luminate Festival (UK), Officine Caos (IT), Periapsis Music and Dance (NYC). I am a founding choreographer of Pratiche di Slancio (youth dance ensemble, IT). I was a winner of the Teatro Stalker (IT) residency in 2017. I am a two times recipient of the grant Dis-Tanz-Solo (2021 and 2022) to further my choreographic research with film. I also enjoy collaborating with artists of all mediums, recent collaborations include generative artist Alida Sun and composer Francesco Beccaro.
As a teacher, I have been a faculty member of The Joffrey Ballet School for 3 years. Other teaching credits include: Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marameo, Center of Dance (Berlin), Peridance NYC, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance company class, Rebecca Kelly Ballet company class, NYC Community Ballet. I am an ABT® Certified Teacher in the Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.