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Recording: 2021-08-19 , Tanz im August | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Thiago Granato

The Sound They Make When No One Listens

Tanz im August | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

In times of an ecological, political and personal crisis, Brazilian choreographer Thiago Granato explores the act of listening. Three performers delve into conscious listen­ing mechanisms as a way to perceive movements and non­movements, and unravel underlying structures of power and control. In a disorientating spectrum where sound and image sources intermingle, they amplify their sonic and visual sensitivity in order to extend the limits of their own bodies and the journeys through which they figure themselves together in the world.

Thiago Granato is a Brazilian dance artist based in Berlin, who is engaged in creating choreographies with the potential of developing different ways to approach movement. His productions are the results of processes that insist on promoting experiences of political transformation through aesthetic innovation. His works have been shown in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He took part in the Ex.e.r.ce 8 Program, at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier (France, 2008), coordinated by Xavier Le Roy and the Master Program NPP – New Performative Practices at DOCH – Uniarts in Stockholm (Sweden, 2019). Granato was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (Germany, 2013/2014) and a resident artist at the Centre International des Récollets in Paris (France, 2015).

The Interview with Thiago Granato “Listening In” by Beatrix Joyce:

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TFB Nr. 1555

Cast & Credits

Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography: Thiago Granato
Co-creation & Assistant director: Sandro Amaral
By and with: Arantxa Martinez, Roger Sala Reyner and Thiago Granato
Dramaturgical advice: Lisa Stertz
Light: Claes Schwennen
Sound: David Kiers
Sound assistance: Andrea Parolin
Production manager: Sandro Amaral
Administration: René Dombrowski

Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Le dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Supported by: TanzFabrik Berlin, Teatro Municipal do Porto/ DDD Festival Dias da Dança and Station Service for contemporary dance through the StationOne Residency Programme in Belgrade
Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin

In cooperation with Sophiensæle.

Tanz im August 2021
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer & Logistics: René Dombrowski
Production: Monica Ferrari, Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ben Mohai, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.


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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Thiago Granato / Trailers and Video Documentations

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