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Overtongue, 2021

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Language has infested the world. It is a virus that has spread everywhere and infiltrated us. In Overtongue, Michelle Moura plays with confusion of meaning and the disembodied voice, which can be read as a response to the information chaos and increasing polarization of our time. The choreographer uses ventriloquism as a tool to deal with an unusual sensuality of the voice. With an enraptured, misleading language and physical as well as vocal dissociations, she composes body landscapes that are characterized by the mechanical and grotesque. In the performance, the chimerical body is a network that is possessed by voices and speaking tongues – and at the same time becomes something else: perhaps alive, perhaps dead.

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A linguagem tem infestado o mundo. É um vírus que se espalhou por todo o lado e que se infiltrou em nós. Overtongue da coreógrafa brasileira Michelle Moura, sediada em Berlim, trata da voz desencarnada e da confusão de significado como resposta ao caos informativo e à polarização do nosso tempo. A coreógrafa usa o ventriloquismo como ferramenta para se envolver com uma sensorialidade invulgar da voz. Compõe paisagens corporais marcadas pela mecânica e pelo grotesco, usando uma linguagem delirante e escorregadia, dissociações físicas e vocais, e transformações. Nesta peça, o corpo quimérico é uma rede, possuído por vozes e línguas faladas. Está em processo de se tornar noutra coisa: talvez vivo, talvez morto.

Sebastian Runge

Credits

Choreography and performance: Michelle Moura

Dramaturgy: Maikon K

Texts: Maikon K, Michelle Moura

Sound: Kaj Duncan David

Light : Annegret Schalke

Costume: Thelma Bonavita

Curtain: Sonja Jokiniemi

A production by Michelle Moura in co-production with CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin (Paris – FR) and Something Great (Berlin – DE) with the kind support of Sophiensaele (Berlin - DE).

Distribution: Something Great (Berlin – DE)

Residencies: Vooruit (BE), STUK – House for Dance, Image and Sound (BE), Fabrik Potsdam (BE), Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Traumabarundkino (DE) and Lake Studios Berlin (DE)

Acknowledgements: Mateusz Szymanówka and all the Sophiensaele team, Alejandro Ahmed, Faetusa Tirzah, Fernando Marés, Greice Barros and Nadja Naira.

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Agenda

2022

xx.03.2022

Overtongue

Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022, Berlin

2021

25 + 26.06.2021

Overtongue

Mostra Internacional de Artes Performativas de Almada TRANSBORDA, PT

14.05.2021

Overtongue - Internal showing (due to COVID not open to general audience)

Sophiensaele, Berlin

16+17.01.2021

Overtongue (POSTPONED)

Tanztage Festival, Sophiensaele, Berlin