Skeleton-Man came to life in 2005 when the first version of the skeleton suit premiered at the Sonica Festival in Italy. Since then Skeleton-Man has been through multiple iterations and today sports several full fledged body suits incorporating lights, lasers and Arduino Programming.
No matter the iteration, however, at the heart of Skeleton-Man is good vibes and dancing in all its forms on and off the dance floors.
I suspect it is the commonality of a skeleton that makes Skeleton-Man so appealing. On the one hand, a skeleton reminds us of death. On the other hand, a colourful and dancing skeleton is very much celebrating life and so almost seem to mock or even defy death.
From being a one-man operation Skeleton-Man expanded in 2017 to include a Skeleton-Man Dance Crew that draws on both professional and amateur dancers from many different strands of the dancing community all with love for one thing: To get people UP AND DANCING to celebrate life, the moment and our shared reality.
“I’ve learned that Skeleton-Man appeals across all traditional boundaries – culture, sex and age. I guess there is just something about a skeleton that is hard to ignore. Serious and silly at the same time, I think the appeal of Skeleton-Man is that he suggests an alternative way to think of the certainties of life while reminding us to have FUN!”
Since 2005 Skeleton-Man has taken the world by storm everywhere he’s travelled from Universo Paralello in Brazil to several Burning Man festivals in USA, festivals in Southern Europe, Berlin, The Netherlands, Roskilde and countless other festivals and events in Denmark and beyond.
Today Skeleton-Man offers a multitude of services, including, DJ Shows, Interactive and crowd engaging Dance Shows, Inspirational Talks on mans’ angst of Death, Freedom, Isolation and Meaninglessness and El Wire Workshops. Please refer to the menu above for more information about the different services Skeleton-Man can offer you.
Behind Skeleton-Man is Master of Law, DJ and artist, Michael Wolffhechel, that has been developing Skeleton-Man since 2004.