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Photograph: Overtongue © Eli Firmeza / Illustration: © Manuela Eichner 

Overtongue


Artist: Michelle Moura
Country: Brazil / Germany
Type: Dance / Performance
Language: English & Portuguese
Year of creation: 2020


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.


CREDITS

Choreography and performance
Michelle Moura
 
Dramaturgy assistant 
Maikon K 

Texts
Maikon K, Michelle Moura

Sound
Kaj Duncan David

Costumes 
Thelma Bonavita

Stage Design 
Sonja Jokiniemi 

Consultation
Alejandro Ahmed 

Production 
Michelle Moura

Co-production
CND - Centre National de la Danse
Something Great 

Distribution
Something Great

With the kind support of 
Copel 
Profice Paraná

Residencies
Lake Studios
STUK - House for Dance, Image and Sound
Fabrik Potsdam
Tanzhaus Zurich
Traumabarundkino
Vooruit


Acknowledgements
Faetusa Tirzah
Fernando Marés
Greice Barros
Nadja Naira