into Flesh – Khamlane Halsackda & Skye Reynolds
Two friends finally meet in the flesh for a slippery-womb-howling-punk-prayer-dance. Invoking thier queer, femi-divine selves.
This project S/HE into Flesh began 3 years ago. Part 1: S/HE was an online show presented live on Zoom in June 2022. A meeting between two friends attempting to capture the intimacy of their human encounters through digital frames.
Now it’s time for Part 2: into Flesh. When the artists finally meet in person. Playful and vulnerable, these performances are physical spaces where they can reveal and transform, tapping into & enjoying each other’s live presence as they negotiate life’s ever-shifting terrain.
let’s meet in the flesh
for a slippery-womb-howling-punk-prayer-dance
riding the waves of a hot flush poem
empire is falling & we are the tumbling stones
skin to skin
invoking our queer, femi-divine selves
Skye is a Scottish-based, kooky perimenopausal, single feminist mum & Kham is an inquisitive, quirky-queer husband from Laos who’s ended up in Malmö. The pair first met in a sushi bar in Düsseldorf and collaborated in 2012. They always said they’d like to work together again. This is it – their meeting in the flesh.
Khamlane Halsackda director graduated from Rambert School 1998 and worked with Richard Alston Dance Company. Subsequent projects include: Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, and Nigel Charnock + company. His own dance theatre and social comment based performances focus on creating discussion and debate around identity and what this could mean. He was selected for Dance net Sweden’s co-production 2017 with a work called Ursäkta oss. Khamlane also creates performative concepts for galleries including installations ‘Permission to grieve’ and ‘An exercise in learning Swedish’. He is a member of Nya Rörelsen (The new movement) a collective of choreographers based in Malmö, Sweden. This year he leads their project ‘Statues or To-Stand?’ made in connection to the company’ work around representation and discrimination. https://nyarorelsen.com
Skye Reynolds is a Scottish-based movement artist, performance-maker & educator. Her work navigates the edges of dance drawing upon language, comedy & the politics of real life to make ‘stand up dance’. Projects & collaborations include: Curious Seed; Janis Claxton Dance; Jo Fong; Wendy Houstoun; Derevo; Tess Letham; pavleheidler; Ian Spink. She was a recipient of #LoveDanceScotland Recovery Bursary 2021 + commissioned by What Moves You? to develop new solo work. She’s twice been invited to Iran to co-devise dance-theatre with British Council/ Fadj International Festival and was a Movement Director with National Theatre of Scotland. She’s worked in a variety of community & learning contexts including: Paris Summer Academy; Cultura Inglesa Festival ’22 Sao Paolo; Edinburgh International Children’s Festival; and War Child. Skye graduated in The Feldenkrais Method 2022. https://skyereynolds.com
Created, directed & performed by: Khamlane Halsackda & Skye Reynolds
Dramaturgy: Majula Drammeh
Creative input and direction: Majula Drammeh
Composition/ Sound design: Cassius Lambert
Additional music: Tallulah Rose
Sound research: Edel Griffith
Creative advisor: Lucy Suggate
Stylist: Raymond Roa
Light design: Ulrich Ruchlinski / imULto
Technical production: Ulrich Ruchlinski / imULto
Technician: Sigtryggur Jonsson
Vocal research: Susan Worsfold
Movement research: Aya Kobayashi
BSL interpreter: Amy Cheskin
Publicity photo: Aimé Dabbadie
Videographer: Alexis Rodríguez Cancino / in-discourse
Publicity photo graphics: Brian Hartley
Producer: Skye Reynolds & Khamlane Halsackda with Sofia Wickman & Jenny Månström, Danscentrum Syd and Hanna Falk, Falks Projekt.
Co-produced by: Tramway, Inkonst, Nya Rörelsen
With additional support from: Danscentrum Syd & Dansstationen
Funded by: Kulturrådet & Malmö stad
With thanks to: The Work Room, LJ Findlay Walsh, Jill Smith, Critical Path, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Jenny Månström, Lars Eidevall, Ranya Asadi, Andy Johansen, Aya Kobayashi, Susan Worsfold, Brian Hartley, Alex Shabo, Bill Coleman, Clive Andrews, Mary-Ann Buyondo, Sean Hay and Curious Seed.