“Bold and electrifying choreography that conveys a sense of urgent desperation and frustration […] SK!N did an achingly beautiful job portraying the physical and mental torture refugees are often subjected to”
The Penang Monthly (Malaysia) September 2015
Malaysia is home to more than 90,000 refugees, mostly from Burma, but also from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Malaysia is a destination and, to a lesser extent, a source and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to debt bondage, forced labour and (women and children) sex trafficking.
Based on true stories about human trafficking, SK!N is a work in contemporary performance by TerryandTheCuz in collaboration with Malaysian Human Rights NGO TENAGANITA and Australian choreographer Ashley Dyer. The project was developed at Rimbun Dahan (Creative Residency Program) from May to July 2015 leading to an Avant-Premiere at the Georgetown Festival in Penang on the 30th of August 2015.
SK!N premiered as a full production on the 9th of August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur and has since toured Adelaide (September 2016), Bendigo and Melbourne (March 2018). The work was awarded the Innovation in International Collaboration Award at the prestigious 2019 Melbourne Greenroom Awards.
The Rubix Cube collaborated with TerryandTheCuz to provide all technical design and solutions for the project.