Michelle Moura


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022,,

There is a common idea that what we say expresses our individuality. In her solo Michelle Moura works with ventriloquism to outsmart this logos and give herself up to a preverbal world. A chimerical body moves within sonic dissociations and physical landscapes whose mechanisms can be grotesque. Through misspeaking the performance bespeaks a diversity of voices in an act of its decoupling from the body. As an entity between physis and psyche the voice leaves the body of the performer without quite belonging to her: possessed, perhaps alive, perhaps dead.

Choreography and Performance: Michelle Moura / Dramaturgy: Maikon K / Texts: Maikon K, Michelle Moura / Sound Design: Kaj Duncan David / Lighting Design: Annegret Schalke / Lights: Cathy Walsh / Costumes: Thelma Bonavita / Make-Up: Kysy Fischer / Curtain: Sonja Jokiniemi / Distribution: Something Great

Sat 19.03.22, 17:00*
Sun 20.03.22, 17:00

Venue: Sophiensaele / Festsaal, Sophienstr. 18 10178 Berlin
Language: English & Brasilian Portuguese
Duration: 45'

*with an artist talk after the show

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The audience area is seated. Early boarding is possible.


A production by Michelle Moura in co-produktion with CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin (Paris) and Something Great (Berlin), supported by SOPHIENSAELE.
With residencies at Vooruit (Gent - BE), STUK - House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven - BE), Fabrik Potsdam (GER), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Traumabarundkino (Berlin) and Lake Studios (Berlin).
With thanks to Mateusz Szymanówka and the entire team at SOPHIENSAELE, Alejandro Ahmed, Faetusa Tirzah, Fernando Marés, Greice Barros, Nadja Naira.