Learning How to Speak Again
Peformance commissioned by Mophradat
During the festival Read the Room
24, 25, 26 March, 2022 at Kaaitheater
Brussels The program featured performances, talks, writings, videos, concerts, and more by Alaa Abu Asad and Bekriah Mawasi, Anouchka Oler Nussbaum, Bint Mbareh, Deena Abdelwahed, Dina Mimi, Geo Wyeth, Karim Kattan, Lina Soualem, Mary Jirmanus Saba, Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Nile Sunset Annex, Noor Abed, Noor Alsamarrai, and Sahar Mandour, amongst others.
Ventriloquism etymologically refers to someone who speaks from the stomach. As the voice is no longer fluctuated by the movement of the mouth, it seems to come from elsewhere. From lower down perhaps, allowing one to finally say what one’s stomach thinks. In this performance Anouchka will teach you how to speak through other bodies, have conversations with objects, make them speak or say what you really think with a smile. Learn how to speak multiple voices, plural, from elsewhere, again.