Founded in 2012 and led by Roberta Jean, MYSTERYSKIN celebrates liveness; likens the dancing body to sculpture; and frames the presence of the performer. Exploring a progressive physical language located in the visceral, the charged and the uncharged body, MYSTERYSKIN produces contemporary dances and kinaesthetic works for diverse contexts that incorporate musical and sound design elements as well as sculptural forms.
Roberta’s parents practiced dance professionally and she grew up watching performances and the process of making choreography. It wasn’t however until she experienced Meg Stuart and Ann Hamilton’s collaboration ‘Appetite’, that she decided to intensively pursue her own pathway into dance and performance.
She trained in Contemporary Dance and Ballet at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and specialised in choreography, she then went on to complete an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths College, London. Roberta has been a resident artist in London (Shunt, Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Chisenhale Dance Space, Greenwich Dance Agency and Battersea Arts Centre as part of THE INDEPENDENTS), Cardiff (Welsh Independent Dance), Marseille (as part of COLINA), Nottingham (Dance4), Totnes (Dartington Hall) and Vienna (DanceWeb in-conjunction with ImPulsTanz).