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ears to see 2022

A dance piece for young audiences (8+)

You find yourself in urban surrounding, a city. The warm asphalt, the makeup of the city, is resonating and vibrating under your feet. Your senses are pricked like sensitive antennae. You feel around in musty soil, you smell coloured smoke and you connect to the movements of water molecules in the air. You listen to the urban environment with pricked ears: Who is speaking there, from the pipes of the sewer? Where is this mysterious language coming from? Why is the air vibrating? And who is dancing with us on bare concrete?

After All Our Eyes Believe (6+), ears to see (8+) is Lea Moro’s second choreographic work for young audiences. Along an outdoor polyphonic audio journey, the audience encounters a series of living beings that speak for themselves. The piece provides an orientation system for blind and partially sighted audiences so that they can move through the performance independently. The performance will take place under various weather conditions: appropriate clothing is required. ears to see proposes a responsible and cooperative coexistence with our environment through listening.

Accessibility

The performance has integrated auditory elements and selective audio descriptions (in German) that provide audible orientation for blind and visually impaired audiences. In addition, there is a tactile introduction and a walk-through of the stage space before the play begins, and there are assistances in the outdoor area.

The performance will take place mostly outside. Depending on the venue, the route varies and may include moving on grass, cobblestones, a few steps and asphalt. Hence, the wheelchair accessibility depends on the surroundings and can not be guaranteed in all cases. The performance also contains longer periods where standing is required. Seating can be provided upon request. At certain points, the audience will be asked to close their eyes and move along a rope. The audience will receive instructions via headphones, which will not be translated into DGS or easy language.

Each member of the audience can follow the performance individually via headphones, which requires the ability to move independently of the group. For each venue, specific accessibility requirements (indoor and outdoor) will be communicated by the venue. We aim at ensuring spatial accessibility in the best possible way.

For further questions and specific needs, you are welcome to also contact the venue directly.

Credits

Concept, choreography: Lea Moro / Dramaturgy, script: Moritz Frischkorn / Performance, Co-Choreografie: Sharón Mercado Nogales, Lea Moro, Julia Keren Turbahn, created in collaboration with Sophia Neises / Sound design: Andrés Bucci aka Future Legend / Costume and set design: Nina Krainer / Lighting design: Martin Beeretz / Artistic collaboration choreography: Kiana Rezvani / Co-composition songs: Jana Sotzko / Assistant costume design: Molly McDonnell / Text contributions: Harriet von Froreich (liches), Ira Melkonyan (clouds), Luisa Pardo (snake) / Speakers: Vernesa Berbo, Moritz Frischkorn, Lea Moro, Julia Pohl, Birte Schnöink / Vocals: Moritz Frischkorn, Sharón Mercado Nogales, Lea Moro, Sophia Neises / Audio recording, mastering: studio lärm / Mastering songs: Falk Andreas - Blank Room Audio / Technical assistance sound: Bátor Tóth / Dramaturgical production support (Tanzhaus Zürich): Simon Froehling / Audiodescription trailer: Emmilou Rößling, Silja Korn / Production, management: Hélène Philippot / Touring: Mirjam Sadjak / Photos: Dieter Hartwig, Angelique Preau, Dorothea Tuch / Trailer: Nadja Krueger

ears to see is a production of explore dance - Netzwerk Tanz für junges Publikum, a cooperation project of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, and Lea Moro. Explore dance is supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as the City of Potsdam and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg. The piece is coproduced by Tanzhaus Zürich and is also supported by the City of Zurich - Cultural Affairs , Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Elisabeth Weber Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Performing Artists (SIS).

Dates

20 - 22 03 22
fabrik Potsdam (DE)
01 - 03 06 22
Hoch X, München (DE)
16 - 18 06 22
Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
08 - 09 07 22
HELLERAU, Dresden (DE)
21 - 22 09 22
FELD Theater Berlin (DE)
02 - 06 11 22
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)
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