Darcy Wallace is a British-Australian choreographer and dance artist for film and live performance. Skin & Scales is her directorial debut. In it, two dancers explore connections to nature, self and each other. Using touch as their dominant sense they embody a variety of forms. Sometimes animal, sometimes mystical creatures.
Wallace, 'Skin and Scales evolved out of the first lockdown last year. I had been forced to stop and slow down, to sit with my body and myself in a new way. I spent a lot of time in nature, thinking about touch and the necessity for physical interactions with other bodies. At the same time I was in a transforming body, navigating through pregnancy, and as I prepared for birth I began to find myself identifying with animals and a more primal side of myself in a strange and exciting way.
Working closely with directors over the last few years, I knew I wanted to venture into this realm of creating work on film, and began to imagine how these thoughts and feelings I was sitting with could be translated into movement for the screen. '
Director and Choreographer
Temitope Ajose-Cutting & Leah Marojevic
Director of Photography
Joel Honeywell @joelhoneywell
and Michael Kinsella-Perks @mkpcamera
First camera assistant
2nd Camera assistant
A portal to jump through
Jessie Griffiths, Erika Symonds, Nichola Farnan, Joe Newman and Declan Wallace
@jessie_griffiths @nn_ff @jjerome87 @dec.wal