Michelle Moura


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022


English & Brasilian Portuguese / 45 mins.

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.


Choreography & Performance: Michelle Moura / Dramaturgy: Maikon K / Texts: Maikon K, Michelle Moura / Sound Design: Kaj Duncan David / Lighting Design: Annegret Schalke / Lights: Cathy Walsh / Costume: Thelma Bonavita / Make-Up: Kysy Fischer / Curtain: Sonja Jokiniemi / Distribution: Something Great


  • Past
    Sat 19.3.2022, 17:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Sun 20.3.2022, 17:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal

Access to this event is according to regulations currently in place. You can find our hygiene concept here.

19 March
Artist talk after the show.

Visit Information:
The audience area is seated. Early boarding is possible.


A production by Michelle Moura in co-produktion with CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin (Paris) and Something Great (Berlin), supported by SOPHIENSAELE.
With residencies at Vooruit (Gent - BE), STUK - House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven - BE), Fabrik Potsdam (GER), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Traumabarundkino (Berlin) and Lake Studios (Berlin).
With thanks to Mateusz Szymanówka and the entire team at SOPHIENSAELE, Alejandro Ahmed, Faetusa Tirzah, Fernando Marés, Greice Barros, Nadja Naira.


Sophiensæle Festsaal
Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator (1.76 m x 2.71 m) when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. The distance from the street to the elevator is approx. 60 m.

An accessible toilet (entrance door 1m in width) is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.

Wheelchair users and persons with impaired mobility are requested to give advance notice by or ringing the venue at 030 27 89 00 35. 
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