Golden dream

Golden dream
First studio

Concept, choreography, texts: Barbara Berti
Performers: Kareth Schaffer, Barbara Berti
Sound: Klaus Janek

Co-production for first studio/research Ariella Vidach,
Tanzfabrik Berlin, Flutgraben, Tir danza

15th June Tanzfabrik  Berlin
13th July Naocrea Festival – Milan

Barbara Berti (l) & Kareth Schaffer (r)


Barbara Berti (v) & Kareth Schaffer (h)


GOLDEN DREAM is an investigation of the concept of limitation.
This performance brings to the conscious level the physical and mental limitations that cross us, due to external or internal restrictions, including the social and moral structures and rules that we have incorporated.

As the Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han states, the limit in Western society is often the normative and psychological outcome of the inability to welcome the Other.

In the performance, we explore a state of presence that we can experience in the passage between wakefulness and sleep, as a state that can be transported in the awaking everyday life. As well we reflect
and inquire the three forms of life in which a human being could cross life: Enjoying the beautiful things, creating beautiful things for others or the contemplative form of life.
How to integrate these three forms of life, in a human being? Which one are you at this very moment? Which type of collective actions in the world, could come from such an integration? How do we meet the others within this integration?
The research and performance aim to explore through a specific state, these questions, together with the audience, by meeting the audience, in verbal and non-verbal somatic communication. In the performance,
we want to meet the conjunction of internal with external space as a society, reality and illusions, body, truth, micro.
This is a choreographic act that through the presence, movements,
and text, inquires reflects and sets the spotlights on borders, limitations, existence and how the sense of emptiness, is played in a
capitalistic society, and it reflects then in the internal development of a human being.
This wants to be the political act of existence of a human being, from macro to microevolution, to perceive a different presence
within us, and bring this structure, manifested it outside, in the system.
Kareth Schaffer