by matanicola and The progressive wave
Premiere: September 11th, 2014 at Ballhaus ost, Berlin
Mixing contemporary dance, Sign Language and pop culture, three choreographers explore the expression possibilities of the hands with a group of eight international Deaf and hearing performers.
A saturated audiovisual journey; a celebration of cultural manifestations; a multilingual landscape, quoting, mixing and transforming cultural codes, highlighting the “queer”, the “other” and the alternative.
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
Performance: Bráulio Bandeira, Jan Michael Kress, Laura Levita Valyte, Maureen Lopez Lembo / Yaara Dolev, Nicola Mascia, Gal Naor, Jija Sohn, Simo Vassinen / Manuel Perez Torres
Soundscore 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
A production of matanicola and the progressive wave in co-production with Theater Freiburg and Ballhaus Ost, Berlin. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik, Dock 11, Tess-Relay-Dienste, Edelmat and Sniper, Berlin.
Photos by Benedikt J. Feldmann & Olga Khristolyubova