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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.
MICHELLE MOURA was born in Brazil and has lived in Berlin since 2017. Central points of her work are the physical, affective and neurological abilities of the body. Her performances have been presented at international festivals for dance and performing arts, including Impulstanz (AU), Panorama Festival (BR), La Biennale di Venezia (IT). As a performer she currently works with Lea Moro (CH) and has collaborated with Wilhelm Groener (DE) and Vincent Dupont (FR). She completed her master’s degree at the School of Choreography (2015-2013), Amsterdam.
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TFB Nr. 1637
Cast & Credits
Choreography, Performance: Michelle Moura
Dramaturgy: Maikon K
Texts: Maikon K, Michelle Moura
Sound Design: Kaj Duncan David
Lighting Design: Annegret Schalke
Costumes: Thelma Bonavita
Make-Up: Kysy Fischer
International Distribution: Something Great
A production by Michelle Moura in co-production with CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin (Paris) and Something Great (Berlin), supported by the SOPHIENSÆLEN.
With residencies at Vooruit (Ghent – BE), STUK – House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven – BE), Fabrik Potsdam, Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Traumabarundkino (Berlin) and Lake Studios (Berlin).
With thanks to Mateusz Szymanówka and the entire SOPHIENSÆLE team, Alejandro Ahmed, Faetusa Tirzah, Fernando Marés, Greice Barros, Nadja Naira.
The revival is sponsored by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):