The warm asphalt – the make-up of the city – throbs and vibrates. You feel musty soil, smell coloured smoke and connect with the movement of water molecules in the air. Who is speaking from the branches of the sewers? Why does the air tremble? And who is dancing with us, on bare concrete? “Seeing Ears” is a dance piece for young audiences from the age of 8 and all generations. On a polyphonic audio journey out of the theatre, the audience encounters a series of living beings that speak for themselves.
The event will take place partly outside and in all weathers, please bring appropriate weatherproof clothing.
In the piece, the audience goes on an audio journey into and around the theatre together with the performers. Seeing Ears is a play for sighted, blind and visually impaired people.
Accessibility – Seeing Ears
The performance has an integrated audio description and an auditory guidance system. For the most part, the audience is guided outside the theatre. The route taken is over meadow, earth as well as partly uneven asphalt. Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed and there will be assistance from escorts as needed. There will be longer phases where you will have to stand. Seating can be provided. In addition, the audience will be asked to close their eyes at certain points 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 play independently via headphones, provided that they can move independently of the group.
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Duration: 1 h 30 min
Swiss choreographer, lecturer and cultural manager Lea Moro, who lives in Zurich and Berlin, develops innovative performances that explore the physical, social and emotional layers of human connections and encounters. Her work has been shown internationally since 2013. In addition to her work as a choreographer, Moro co-founded the Acker’Festival in Berlin (2013/14), trained in Systemic Organisational Consulting at artop, Institute at Humboldt University Berlin in 2018/19 and participated in the one-year programme Curating in the Scenic Arts at Paris Lodron University Salzburg and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in 2019/20. She has taught at DOCH – School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, University of the Arts in Helsinki, HZT Berlin and Manufacture Lausanne. Since 2020, she has been working as a production dramaturge at Tanzhaus Zürich and has also been curating the platform Work It Out, which she founded, since 2021.
Cast & Credits
Concept, chorégraphie : Lea Moro
Dramaturgie, script : Moritz Frischkorn
Co-chorégraphie, performance : Sophia Neises, Sharón Mercado Nogales, Julia Turbahn
conception sonore : Andres Bucci aka Future Legend
conception des costumes et des décors : Nina Krainer
conception lumière : Martin Beeretz
Collaboration artistique chorégraphie : Kiana Rezvani
Co-composition des chansons : Jana Sotzko
Assistante costumière : Molly McDonnell
Contributions textuelles : Harriet von Froreich (lichen), Ira Melkonyan (nuages), Luisa Pardo (serpent)
Intervenants:à l’intérieur : Vernesa Berbo, Moritz Frischkorn, Lea Moro, Julia Pohl, Birte Schnöink
Chant : Moritz Frischkorn, Sharón Mercado Nogales, Lea Moro, Sophia Neises
Enregistrement audio, mastering : studio lärm
Mastering chansons : Falk Andreas – Blank Room Audio
Soutien technique son : Bátor Tóth
Accompagnement dramaturgique de la production (Tanzhaus Zürich) : Simon Froehling
Production, management : Hélène Philippot
Tournée : Mirjam Sadjak
Ears is a production by 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 funded 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 production is a co-production with Tanzhaus Zürich and is also supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Elisabeth Weber Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung (SIS), Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art.