Barbara Berti / Italy / Germany

DOGOD. The Situation

July 918.00
July 918.45
July 919.30
July 920.15

A ritual to connect people beyond cultural, social, or language boundaries;
a space of inclusion of all the possible beings within the lack of social structures.
Belonging to a pack, belonging to their own being, belonging to the beings.

Barbara Berti begins the creation process with an audition for dogs. The performance brings human and non-human animals together in a safe environment contemplating different perceptions. Ideas of fun, play and fighting induce participants to navigate instantaneous and interactive choreographic flows. The performers map and structure the space through intimate acts of presence and the positioning of objects, blurring the boundary between animate and inanimate and continuously deconstructing the ‘situation’. The Situation draws on Donna Haraway’s suggestion to rethink the relationship between species and “be able to join with another, to see together without claiming to be another”. Within it, physicality is a radar, a language to communicate spatially, an expression of the territory and not of identity.

Barbara Berti was born in Bologna and lives in Berlin. She is a dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Judith Seng, Tino Seghal, Gabi Schilling and Isabelle Schad, developing her own authorial dimension, articulated in a unique choreographic language thanks to the contribution of hybrid disciplines such as instant composition, body-mind centering, meditation and contact improvisation.

Duration: 35 minutes.

concetto Barbara Berti / interpreti e collaborazione Rudi-Pistacchio, Rocio Marano, Boki, Marco Mazzoni,
Marzia, Barbara Berti / oggetti Marco Mazzoni / produzione Ariella Vidach aiep – Mibact / coproduzione
Acud Berlin / con il sostegno del primo studio di Xing, Tanzfabrik Berlin / in collaborazione con il
Goethe-Institut Mailand.