Unheard Of

Summer 2016

Unheard Of

The performance Unheard Of (2016) investigates the body’s potential to point beyond itself: towards an uncanny realm between the aural and the visual. Exploring the craft of “foley” as a choreographic tool and performative practice, Unheard Of dives into the world of cinematic post- production, where the sounds of movement, steps, clothing, and props are created in the sound studio and synchronized to the moving image. The manipulation of objects and bodies in the style of the functional movement propagated within postmodern dance produces the illusory and ominous soundscapes of the film fragments shown on stage. 

By bringing foley from the sound studio to the stage, the project is dedicated to making an invisible art form visible. 

Ihr Studio ist hauptsächlich für Thriller ausgestattet, und wenn die Energie der Vorlagen auf die Darsteller überspringt, entstehen skurrile Gruselszenen. Bei Kareth Schaffer deutet sich…die sphinxhafte Begabung an, kippende Atmosphären zu schaffen.

(Astrid Kaminski, die tageszeitung, 09.11.2015) 

Concept, choreography: Kareth Schaffer | Performance, dramaturgy: Boglárka Börcsök | Performance, sound design: Niels Bovri | Performance, music: Manon Parent | Performance, light design: Cathy Walsh | Costume design: Lee Meir | Technical direction, light design: Michele Piazzi | PR: björn & björn | Production management: Cilgia Gadola / M.i.C.A. | Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin | with the friendly support of Schwankhalle Bremen