Coreographic creation of/with: Barbara Berti
Dramaturgy advice: Carlotta Scioldo, Carlotta Scioldo
Coreographic assistant: Liselotte Singe
Produced by TIR Danza
with the collaboration of DiD Studio NAO Crea residency and H(abita)T – Rete di spazi per la danza/Leggere strutture,
Ballhaus Ost (Berlin), Santarcangelo Festival.
belongs to the BAU - Choreography of thinking series
, 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. More a work in progress than a finished creation, 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 recognise 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?"