Overtongue

by Michelle Moura

The language has infested the world. It is a virus that has spread everywhere and infiltrated us. Overtongue by the Berlin-based Brazilian choreographer Michelle Moura deals with disembodied voice and the confusion of meaning as a response to the informational chaos and the polarization of our times. The choreographer uses ventriloquism as a tool to engage with an unusual sensoriality of the voice. She composes body landscapes marked by the mechanic and the grotesque, using delirious, slippery language, physical and vocal dissociations, and transformations. In the performance, the chimerical body is a network, possessed by voices and speaking tongues. It is in the process of becoming something else: Maybe alive, maybe dead.

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CREDITS
Choreography and performance: Michelle Moura
Dramaturgy: Maikon K
Sound: Kaj Duncan David
Light: Annegret Schalke
Texts: Maikon K, Michelle Moura
Costumes: Thelma Bonavita
Curtain: Sonja Jokiniemi
Production: Michelle Moura
Co-production: CND - Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Something Great
Distribution: Something Great
Residencies: Vooruit, STUK, Fabrik Potsdam, Tanzhaus Zurich, Traumabarundkino, Lake Studios
With the kind support of: Copel, Profice Paraná

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

23.-27.04.2022

OVERTONGUE by Michelle Moura

sound design

Sophiensaele, Berlin

19.-20.03.2022

OVERTONGUE by Michelle Moura

sound design

Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022, Sophiensaele Berlin

25.06.2021

OVERTONGUE by Michelle Moura

sound design

14.05.2021

OVERTONGUE by Michelle Moura [internal showing - due to COVID not open to general audience]

sound design

Sophiensaele, Berlin

16.-17.01.2021

OVERTONGUE by Michelle Moura

sound design

Tanztage, Sophiensaele Berlin