Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Michelle Moura:

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Michelle Moura:
Duration: 1h

Premiere presented by Tanz im August in cooperation with Sophiensæle

How can we be in the world and coexist in ways that are not rooted in extractivism and exploitation? Inspired by non-Eurocentric cosmologies on climate change and deriving from her experience of motherhood, Michelle Moura advocates for ways of relating that are built upon reciprocity. In an ecstatic ritual of circle dances, twirls, and songs, beings with fantastical bodies explore the potential for transformation. "BOCA COVA“ investigates the insatiability of our mouths, our bodies, and the unreal logics of capitalism – and attempts to re-direct this hunger towards the creation of a more sustainable relation with life.

The information on accessibility is still in progress and will be updated as soon as possible. If any questions remain unanswered until then, please feel free to contact the communication department at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

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Artistic direction, choreography: Michelle Moura
With Clarissa Rêgo, Isabela Santana, Ixchel Mendonza, Rocio Marano
Music, sound design: Kaj Duncan David
Light, space design: Annegret Schalke
Dramaturgy, choreographic assistance: Maikon K
Costume design: Thelma Bonavita
International distribution: Something Great
Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro

Production: Michelle Moura. Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer in cooperation with Sophiensaele, PACT Zollverein, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by: Sophiensæle, Diorama Berlin, Residencies: Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-O-Novo (PT). Thanks to: Elisabete Finger, Mateusz Szymanówka.

In cooperation with Sophiensæle

Michelle Moura is Brazilian by birth, currently living in Berlin. For several years she had explored strategies to generate psychological and physical changes in minimal pieces. Nowadays, she adds new layers to her work, interested in artificiality and dissociation of elements, she manipulates movement, expression, sound and speech. Her creations have been presented in international dance and performing arts festivals including Impulstanz (AU), Panorama (BR), HAU – Hebbel am Ufer (DE) and La Biennale di Venezia (IT). As dancer, she has worked with Lea Moro (CH/DE), Wilhelm Groener (DE), Vincent Dupont (FR) among others. She was a co-founder and member of Caulifower Miniglobal Artistic Community (2005 – 2012) together with 7 other Brazilian artists. Her performance Overtongue, which was created as part of Tanztage Berlin 2021, was invited as one of 13 productions to the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022. 

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