Fri 18 Oct to Sat 19 Oct
£15 (£12 concessions)
This event is part of Autumn 2013
Under My Skin cuts across art and science to get to the heart of our experience and expectations of surgery. It opens a closed and clinical world to a wider public view.
Drawing on Bharata Natyam technique and contemporary choreography, three highly-skilled performers invite the audience to share a rare insight into the unseen practices of the operating theatre where intricate detail, perfect timing and precisely controlled exchanges are as important as they are in dance.
This new piece is choreographed by Sadhana’s artistic director Subathra Subramaniam, working hand in hand with Roger Kneebone (former trauma surgeon, now Professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London) and her regular collaborators the composers and visual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden, and lighting designer Aideen Malone.
Drawing on Roger’s varied career as a surgeon, a GP and an academic, as well as his interests outside the world of medicine, these events will highlight some unexpected connections and convey Roger’s passion for his field. Roger’s work argues that the emerging fields of surgical education offers a bridge between the worlds of science, technology, art, humanities and performance, and that integrating these elements is key to developing skillful, compassionate clinicians. He is exploring these ideas with artists, performers and scientists.
FRI 18 & SAT 19 OCT, 7PM
The Craft of Surgery hosted by Roger Kneebone
By framing surgery as a profession that is also a craft and a performance, Roger explores parallels between realms of expertise that may at first appear unconnected, challenging preconceptions about boundaries between
disciplines. Appearances from milliners, Saville Row tailors, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, poets and novelists.
The Place Cafe
BBC Radio 4 presenter Quentin Cooper will chair a discussion between the artists and scientists involved in the show and the audience.
FREE to ticket holders
SAT 19 OCT, 2PM, 3PM & 4PM
Robin Howard Dance Theatre
A mobile operating theatre with experts on hand to demonstrate and lift the veil on what goes on under the knife. These simulations run for 30 minutes and are suitable for children aged 11+.
FREE but booking is essential (limited capacity).
SAT 19 OCT, 2 – 5pm
Join Dr Fernando Bello and his team of researchers from Imperial College London to explore the sense of touch in surgery with the latest haptics technology. Seeing is believing, touching is haptics!
Times: Fri 18 Oct & Sat 19 Oct, 8pm
Duration: 0 mins
Venue: at The Place