Golden dream
First studio – work in progress

GOLDEN DREAM is an investigation on 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. We explore it together with the audience in a verbal and no-verbal somatic communication.


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

Supported by Ariella Vidach Aiep,  Tanzfabrik, Flutgraben, Ackestadt Palast and Tirdanza

Barbara Berti (l) & Kareth Schaffer (r)



Barbara Berti

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Barbara Berti bases herself in Berlin.
She works on her own choreographic projects and collaborates with dance and theatre artists in performance art work through Western Europe: Isabelle Schad, Tino Seghal,
Judith Seng, Gabi Schilling, the istitution Bauhaus. She rooted her career in graphic design, physical theatre, dance and meditation; continued studying different techniques in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, meditation, yoga, somatic works and body-mind centering approaches.
In her choreographic works she is interested in issues of kinesthetic empathy and the embodied transmission of physical experience in the interaction with the audience.

In 2014, winner of the theater dance prize HAU2100Grad Berlin,with her solo “I am a shape in a shape, doing a shape”; with the Italian version it was selected in
Vetrina Gd’a 2016 and finalist in the Premio Gd’a 2017.
In 2017 Winner in ex-quo of the Premio Scenario with Bau #2 – From the Series BAU. Choreography of thinking. In 2019 she represents the 100 Year anniversary of Bauhaus with a solo. Between end 2016 to beginning 2019 she was artist supported by Tir danza (IT).
From 2019 she is an artist supported by Ariella Vidach Aiep