We are happy to announce the world premiere of bodieSLANGuage, a dance performance by matanicola and the progressive wave.
11. September 2014, at 20:00.
Additional performances: 12, 13. September and 9. - 12. October 2014, at 20:00
Sixteen hands are the protagonists of bodieSLANGuage.
They unite, communicate, create worlds and drift apart.
Mixing contemporary dance, Sign Language and gestures from pop culture and everyday life, three choreographers explore with a group of eight international Deaf and hearing performers the expression possibilities of the hands.
They translate music and sound through the body and Sign Language into physical exploration. Their gestures and facial expressions lead the spectators through a saturated audiovisual journey; a celebration of cultural manifestations, a multilingual landscape, quoting, mixing and transforming cultural codes.
bodieSLANGuage is a production by the Berlin based choreographers duo matanicola (Nicola Mascia & Matan Zamir) and the Sign Language interpreter and performance artist the progressive wave (Gal Naor), who collaborate for the first time in this interdisciplinary dance performance.
Concept / Direction / Choreography: Nicola Mascia, Gal Naor, Matan Zamir
With: Bráulio Bandeira, Jan Michael Kress, Laura Levita Valyte, Maureen Lopez Lembo, Nicola Mascia, Gal Naor, Jija Sohn, Simo Vassinen
Soundtrack Design: Tomer Rosenthal
Light Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Audio / Visual Interaction: Safy Etiel
Costume Design: Saša Kovacevic
Technical Direction: Fabian Bleisch
Production Direction: Annett Hardegen
Public Relations: Nora Gores
Photography: Benedikt J. Feldmann
11.09.2014, 8pm at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (Germany)
12. - 13.09.2014 and 09. - 12.10.2014 at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (Germany)
21. - 22.05.2015 at Theater Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany)