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Anyone can break being mute. Even if it is done with the body. In UNMUTE, Israeli choreographer Keren Levi brings together three dancers* from company NeverLike and two musicians* from ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag. The performers* wear sensors on their bodies and become music machines, cyborgs of sound, through their movements. Additionally, computer-generated voices are thrown into the mix, seemingly conversing in futuristic languages. The material for this soundscape is actually from the “Endangered Languages Archive” at London University. This multimedia collection houses more than 450 languages that are on the brink of extinction. We do not have to concentrate on content or meaning of language while watching and listening. The abstract choreography transforms the pure desire for communication into sound and movement. In this manner, Levi opens unforeseen spaces for that which can be said and heard. A technological miracle! With an added political dimension: UNMUTE is a music-dance-performance against being hushed.
Organically merging body and sound – this is a lifelong topic for Israeli choreographer Keren Levi. A topic which she, time and again, dares to bring into unexplored territory. Most recently, she made works by genius musical pioneer Morton Feldman dance, in FOOTNOTES and DEPARTING LANDSCAPES. Now, she goes one step further, together with composer Yannis Kyriadikes.