Skiagraphia



Skiagraphia is a dance project that embraces flamenco dance, contemporary dance, sculpture, and music.
The première will take place in Amsterdam, summer 2022.
The title Skiagraphia derives from Greek and can be translated as ‘drawing/writing with shadow’. The old theme of the human body and its shadow becomes tangible along a non-verbal dialogue between the two dancers Andrés Marín and Ema Yuasa, newly composed electronic music by Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, and an ingenious set design. 

Marín is considered a rebel - the Picasso among the flamenco dancers. And Yuasa is a Japanese award-winning contemporary dancer and choreographer.

The set comprises a landscape of transforming objects, that catch light and produce shadow, that change shape and move along with the dance and music. The two dancers,  Marín and Yuasa, manifest, appear and vanish in a world of shadow and light, in a scene that switches between 2D and 3D. 

This interdisciplinary project is built around Pliny’s creation myth about the origin of art as a central topic. Motives such as creation, transformation, remembering and letting go, transience and loss are interpreted in a choreography that combines elements from flamenco with a series of geometric sculptures that can be set in motion by the performers.
Creative Team:
Choreography and flamenco dance: Andrés Marín
Choreography and contemporary dance: Ema Yuasa
Concept, art direction and set design: Siba Sahabi
Direction: Marinus Groothof
Light design: Tom Visser
Costumes: Anne de Grijff
Music: Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner
Musician: Antonio Coronel Llamas 



The project is made possible by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds 21, BNG Cultuurfonds and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
Skiagraphia is produced by the Siba Sahabi Foundation.

photography by Marinus Groothof, the pictures were taken during the first creation phase in Sevilla, April 2021








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