Skin-Less by Molitrix Scenekunst had its premiere in the culture centre Sandnes Kulturhus in October 2008. Skin-Less discusses how to handle the vulnerability concerning bodily decline in a time focused on the perfect look.


(Objekt ID 649)
Object type Production
Premiere October 3, 2008
Produced by Molitrix Scenekunst
Coproducers Sandnes Kulturhus
Audience Youth, Adults (from 8 to 100)
Number of events 2
Language Norwegian
Expressions Dance, Contemporary dance
Running period October 3, 2008  —  October 4, 2008

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 7m
Maximum stage width 20m
Minimum stage depth 10m
Maximum stage depth 20m
Blackout Yes

Skin-Less by Molitrix Scenekunst plays in the English word skinless. Who is skinless is vulnerable, but the word can also mean that one has brutal and hard character traits. The word is connected to protecting skin/shell, as opposed to what is without, lacking, away, less or lesser.

By playing on this ambiguity Molitrix Scenekunst wishes to examine body/movement, light and sound in the intersection between the vulnerable, raw and unscrupulous. A short version of Skin-Less was performed during Kedja Dansolution in Dansescenen September 2 2008.

Source: Molitrix Scenekunst.

Contributors (9)
Name Role
Linda Merete Birkedal – Choreography
Tanja Orning – Music
Mia Koch – Costume design
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø – Sound design
Joakim Foldøy – Lighting design
Julie Drønen Ekornes – Dancer
Mari Flønes – Dancer
Marit Sandsmark – Dancer
Lene Stenseth – Dancer
Performance dates
October 4, 2008The Main Hall, Sandnes Kulturhus – Show
October 3, 2008The Main Hall, Sandnes Kulturhus – Worldwide premiere
September 2, 2008Store Carl – Work-in-progress
Press coverage

"We meet bodies who at times hit hard, brutally and energetically. Other times they suck in the attention in suggestive sequences in which the bodies become points in the room and the emphasis is on small, but important details. In this the theme chosen by Molitrix and Birkedal as a foundation is clear – in dynamic commute between attraction and refusal the piece is situated near what puts the body apart from its surroundings, the ego from the world."

Stavanger Aftenblad. Line Enervold Berg. 06.10.2008.