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UMBRAL is a tribute to the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector. She challenged language by distording the limits of words and their meanings, stretching their imagery power and making their sonority obvios.


As part of the Dis_Tanz solo finance help Nicole begun a research into the affordanceds of sound, unfolding various ways of approaching listening and the translation of the experienced. This is one of the results, one that lead her into thinking listening as a tactile act, experimenting with words and their affective capacity. 

Full length video: UMBRAL 




"La música me enseña profundamente

una audacia en el mundo de sentirse a sí mismo.

Soy como sonámbula.

Quiero componer una sinfonía en cuyo enredo haya silencio......."

(Clarice Lispector, Silencio)

Film, edition and performance: Nicole Michalla
Sound composition: Otacílio Melgaço

Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

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