In Brazil, people say they are à flor da pele (at the flower of the skin or inflorescent skin) when they find their emotions overcoming their reason, just like sweat involuntarily blossoms through the pores of the skin.

It is a moment of excitement, fear, anxiety and physical effort, a moment guided by our non-rational knowledge and deepest desires, our anger and our erotica.


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  • Thurs, June 23, 2022 | 9pmMain Stage

ExpLoRE: Work-in-Progress

Concept by COLMEIA | Directed and Performed by Ana Ornelas (Brazil), Michelle Tartarotti (Brazil), Rodrigo Zorzanelli (Brazil) and Stephanie Day (Brazil) | Set and Costume Design by Andreina Vieira dos Santos (Brazil) | Shibari (Video) by Katriina Viita AKA Kata Lalalaa (Finland)