bodieSLANGuage

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 

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

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 TanzfabrikDock 11Tess-Relay-DiensteEdelmat and Sniper, Berlin.

Photos by Benedikt J. Feldmann & Olga Khristolyubova