I am a shape, in a shape doing a shape

2014 – 100° Festival Berlin
Winner Jury prize HAU2
Concept, Choreography, Text, Performance: Barbara Berti

I am a shape, in a shape, doing a shape originates from a study on empathy between a human and a dog. A flow of movements and words, a language with which Barbara Berti, through a repertoire of sequences partly written and partly improvised, explores the interaction with the audience. A choreographic experiment of sensibility, which amplifies the slightest variation of energy in the environment. A sequence of actions in which successive, fast and unpredictable changes of atmosphere occur, between the lyrical and the humorous. The creation makes use of a research method developed by the author in 2013 and is centered on the exploration of the invisible connections between mind and body, activated in real time by the performer and the audience in a kind of dialogic interaction between the respective inner spaces. This method is already, in its realization, a specific choreographic language, a precise author’s signature style, which places at the center of the investigation the public as a necessary and unavoidable polarity of the performative act.

“I am a shape, in a shape, a shape” is doing a very fine practice of presence. A going into the open condition in relation to the current of micro-information that comes from the public. The performer becomes a medium, or shaman, renegotiating one’s identity and depositing what happens in choreographic scores snapshots, essential and unpredictables. This is not a show, but a research that takes – not without irony – the constant risk of failure “(Fabio Acca).

barbaratopi.wordpress.com/the/i-am-a-shape-in-a-shape-doing-a-shape/
23 th February 2014
Winner 100° Berlin – Jury Prize HAU 2

http://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programm/archiv/b/best-of-100grad-2014/
https://vimeo.com/88375650
Concept, choreography, performance, text: Barbara Ber
“I am shape, in a shape, doing a shape”
JURYBEGRÜNDUNG
Barbara Berti
DE Version

Mit einfachen Mitteln ist „I am shape, in a shape, doing a shape“ eine umwerfende und intelligente Performance, die das Publikum fesselt und gleichzeitig reflektiert. Auf vielschichtigen Ebenen wird die Performancesituation thematisiert und künstlerisch filigran umgesetzt. Barbara Berti überzeugt vollkommen mit ihrer außerordentlichen Bühnenpräsenz und zeigt, dass Humor und Ernsthaftigkeit nah beieinander liegen können. 1-2 th April 2014 Hau 2

EN Version

WITH EASY MEANS, “I AM SHAPE, IN A SHAPE, DOING A SHAPE” IS AN AMAZING AND INTELLIGENT PERFORMANCE THAT ATTACHES THE AUDIENCE AND REFLECTS IT AT THE SAME TIME. ON A MULTILAYER LEVEL THE PERFORMANCE SITUATION IS THEMED AND ARTISTICALLY FILIGRANE IMPLEMENTED. BARBARA BERTI CONVINCES PERFECTLY WITH ITS EXTRAORDINARY STAGE PRESENCE, AND SHOWS THAT HUMOR AND SERIOUSNESS CAN BE CLOSELY CLOSED TOGETHER. 1-2 TH APRIL 2014 HAU

https://100grad.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/interaktion-mit-allen-sinnen/
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PERFORMANCE  (See ‘PAST COLLABORATIONS’ Section of this web site)

I am shape, in a shape, doing a shape
Best of 100° Berlin
http://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programm/spielplan/best-of-100grad-2014/
February 2014
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2015
Production of the Italian version ‘

with Italian Funds Mibact,Tir danza, Ballhaus Ost
(See performance in the section ‘Past collaborations’)

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14-15 th November 2014
Kana Teatr  –  Szczecin (Poland)
http://www.kana.art.pl/onas_teatr_de.html
http://instytut.teatralny.pl/repertuary/weekend100-i-am-shape-in-a-shape-doing-a-shape,37762
(In collaboration with Kana Theater and HAU theater – Best 100°Festival)
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Photo: Stephan Roehl
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Schiume Festival

Forte Marghera, Mestre (Venice)
6th september 2014 – Italian Premier
http://www.artribune.com/dettaglio/evento/37799/schiume-festival/
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Practice involving audience
ACTION
Teathrscounting –  Berlin
5th March 2016
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