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Ana Lessing Menjibar
Third Skin

  • Dance

The Third Skin performance by German-Spanish choreographer and artist Ana Lessing Menjibar is a poetic reaction to the opening of her family history, dedicated to the experiences in war and fascism, collective as well as individual wounds, and the experiences of political resistance across three generations. In resonance to this exploration, the artist and her team shape the fiction of a chimaera in constant metamorphosis between resistance and porosity. In Third Skin, Ana Lessing Menjibar takes up the (body) knowledge inherent in flamenco and recombines it within her specific, transdisciplinary method with elements from visual art, contemporary dance, and electronic music composition to design an energetic cosmos of body, sound, rhythm, language, and sculptural objects.

Ana Lessing Menjibar is a German-Spanish performer, dancer, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist. She lives and works in Berlin. In her interdisciplinary practice, she interlaces bodies and sound composition into multimedia installations for which she creates electronic music, videos, and sculptural elements that are understood as enhanced choreographic practice for the construction of poetic worlds. Therein, she experiments with flamenco’s transformative potential in the context of performance and contemporary dance. At the core is the knowledge which is carried by traditional dances and rhythms and the question of its continuation to create forward-looking concepts of body and society.

Artistic direction, choreography, performance, text, stage: Ana Lessing Menjibar; dramaturgy, partner in continuous research, text: Isabel Gatzke; music, composition: Ana Lessing Menjibar, Nikola Pieper, Philipp Kullen; drums, synths, sound design: Nikola Pieper, Philipp Kullen; costumes: Gesine Försterling; Mantón sculptures: Ana Rajcevic; Head of tech:Andrea Parolin; lighting: Elliott Cennetoglu, Joseph Wegmann; Outside Eye: Alberto Cortés, Lina Gómez; voice coaching: Juan Cárdenas; production management: Saskia Schoenmaker; creative production: Sofie Luckhardt.

Third Skin is a production by Ana Lessing Menjibar co-produced by tanzhaus nrw. Made possible by funding from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. In collaboration with Uferstudios Berlin. Supported by the Goethe Institut Madrid and the Instituto Cervantes Berlin. The preceding research project GROWING Third Skin was supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.  This work was produced with the financial support of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
Supported by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.