Series BAU – Choreography of thinking

Research

I became more and more interested in the interaction between body and mind, visible and invisible. I asked myself: What is it to be a body that has matter (to be a body and to have a body)? Or what it is to exist in pure mental and energetic spheres?

Would it be possible to find a way to perceive a unity between those two poles? And how can the process that leads to this state of unity be translated in a choreographic language?

I directed my study on how the « action of thinking » and the perception create processes and « spaces », which might possibly be named and which exist not only mentally, but physically, in our body as well as in the observer’s bodies. By investigating the relationship between matter and not matter, the action of thinking and the perception I created a methodology, which medias are movements and spoken words.

BAU #2

Winner (ex-aequo)of the Premio Scenario 2017
with BAU #2 – From the Series ‘Choreography of thinking’
INFO

BAU #2 by Barbara Berti (Bologna)
It strikes the ability to create a scenic language in which physicality and work on the body create the word by defining an innovative and original artistic identity.
The precise quality of the research process, also nurtured by meditative and ritual practices, it defines a hypnotic and engaging choreography, a real awakening of the body, created by pattern and composition in real time. Barbara Berti explores the stage space and the interaction with the audience.
Jury of Scenario 2017

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE, TEXT: BARBARA BERTI DANCER AND ASSISTANT LIGHT: LISELOTTE SINGER
DRAMATURGY ADVICE: CARLOTTA SCIOLDO
LIGHT: THOMAS CICOGNANI

The first studio of the Serie is:
BAU #1 – An interactive piece

Concept, choreography, dance, text: Barbara Berti
Assistant choreography: Liselotte Singer
Dramaturgy advice: Carlotta Scioldo

Co-production Tir danza, Ariella Vidach, Ballhaus Ost, Habitat (Fienile Fluò, Leggere Strutture ). Residency Santarcangelo dei Teatri

Premier 8th 9th 11th February

Ballhaus  Ost

MUSTER ZIMMER (Extract)
https://www.facebook.com/MUSTERZIMMER
with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation & Haubrok Foundation

BAU #1 – An interactive piece
(Italian entire version)
Premier Bau#1 (Entire version and in Italian)
11th November
Autunno danza Festival

 

BAU #1 belongs to the series BAU – Choreography of thinking, a segment of a wider research through which Barbara Berti is investigating the effects of hidden connections between body and mind, and how these manifest themselves to the observer during the performative action. BAU #1 takes as its starting point the processes created by “thought in action” and the intentions such processes can produce. For example, in a space, how can we recognize a change in energy, understood as a state of the presence of the performer and the public? The creation aims to be a kind of guided meditation on the inner processes as collective cognitive experience. Moreover, starting from some practices associated with meditation, BAU #1 explores “disembodiment” in terms of choreography to try and focus on that indefinable condition of presence-in-absence, between mind and body, which passes through gesture, movement, and speech, in connection with an audience. The question, which is in some ways secularly mystical, is: “What does being simultaneously in matter and in non-matter signify? Is it possible to find a way and a space to feel the unity between these two conditions?”  This creation aims to build, experience and analyze a guided meditation, as an internal process in dialogue and interaction with the audience.

BAU #1 – An interactive piece
(First studio in English – work in progress)
2015

Presented in 100° Festival and in Musterzimmer (Berlin)
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WITH SUPPORT FROM: FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION & HAUBROK FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

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