"My work has a lot to do with skin, for that is the surface connecting us to the world, in pleasure as much as in pain. Skin is a dialogue between outside and inside, a separation that is also a connection" - Miguel Rio Branco
Dances have a way of taking up residence in my body. They often start out whispering to me, but eventually their voices become clearer and clearer and then I begin to know which images and words might follow this notion. According to Ann Cooper Albright (1997), the process of unravelling the various meanings of movement images, the physical bodies and cultural identities can take time and could last long after the choreographer and dancers have moved on to new projects."When a great choreographer dies, does their work die with them?” wrote Mackrell (2009) after the losses of Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham. McKechnie (1996) argues that there exist no attics or dusty drawers for dances and that only the dancers themselves retain fleeting traces of the movement images.