Unmute Dance Company


Alternative seating and reclining options / German audio description

Part of "NO LIMITS Festival Berlin"


approx 55 min.

[Translate to EN:]

People frozen in the volcanic ashes of Pompeii inspired this dance piece, which blurs the boundaries between bodies, identities, even life and death. At the same time, parallels between the petrified figures and the deadlocked socio-political situation in South Africa become obvious. The Unmute Dance Company is the only dance group in South Africa that works inclusive on all levels. They are pioneers of inclusive contemporary dance in their country and have already been invited to the largest festivals in South Africa and beyond.

Afterwards: Artist Talk / Moderation: Michael Turinsky


Choreography: Themba Mbuli / Performers: Andile Vellem, Nadine Mckenzie, Siphenathi Mayekiso / Singer: Babalwa Makwetu / Sculptures: Enock Mpofu / Costumes: Shiba Sopotela / Stage design: Themba Mbuli / Light design: Bamanye Yeko


  • Past
    German premiere
    Tue 12.11.2019, 20:30 / HAU2

This production involves the usage of stroboscopic effects

Going to the theatre often requires long periods of sitting on more or less comfortable seats in confined spaces. We offer alternatives, so that more people can enjoy the event. At all events there are a variety of options for sitting or laying down, e.g. beanbags, sofas or mattresses. These alternative seats are limited. Please use the Early Boarding or contact us directly after purchasing your ticket.

For blind and visually impaired visitors, we offer an audio description (AD) for some performances. AD provides access to the visual elements – e.g. costumes, scenery, actions and movements – through a live audio track. Headphones will be available at the foyer of each venue. Some productions come with an integrated AD. Most ADs will be offered in combination with a Haptic Access Tour. In addition to the audio description (AD) blind and visually impaired visitors are invited to explore the performance space – e.g. costumes and objects on stage – haptically before the performance.

12.11.: German audio description + Haptic Access Tour (Start: 19:30)

Live Audio Description and Haptic Access Tour for visually impaired audience members by Simone Detig of Gravity Access Services, Berlin


Supported by: Artscape Theatre Centre, Dance Forum South Africa, British Council Cape Town.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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