Exploring the unseen practices of the hospital operating theatre, Under My Skin opens up a previously closed and clinical world to a wider public view. Drawing on Bharata Natyam technique Sadhana Dance invite you to witness an operating theatre in motion where dexterity, intricate movement and precisely controlled exchanges are vital in the preservation of life.
Under My Skin was a collaboration with audio visual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden, lighting designer Aideen Malone, dramaturg Chris Fogg, costume designer Kate Rigby and poet Allan Fisher. It was developed in association with Professor Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London.
Under My Skin was shortlisted for the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2015 and toured with a curated set of public engagement activities including surgical simulations, craft and tailoring demonstrating their relationship to surgery and Bharata Natyam.
Pavilion Dance South West
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Dorchester Corn Exchange
North Wall Oxford
New Art Exchange
Pavilion Dance South West and Edge Arts Bath (formerly ICIA). Akademi, Dance 4, South East Dance, Buckinghamshire New University and Arts Council England.