Have we really removed the chains of our strongest natural instinct and become ‘civilised beings’? Bárbaros is a work that plays on the antagonism between instinct and the restraints of civilisation.
Humanity is hardwired with behaviours that are inborn and universal. Our primitive instincts still lurk in the hypothalamus and limbic system of our brains, so can we therefore really remove the chains of our strongest natural instinct and become ‘civilised beings’?
Bárbaros is an interdisciplinary dance work that plays on the antagonism between instinct and the restraints of civilisation. It looks at the ambiguous and inescapable relationship between Civilisation and Barbarism.
Through stunning visual imagery, mesmerising original score, and accomplished choreography, Bárbaros is an unflinching journey into what it is to be human.
In January 2022, Bárbaros completed its 2nd stage development and working towards Premiering in 2023.
This project is in its preliminary research and exploratory stage. 'BeLIEve' is an ambitious contemporary dance and magic collaboration between South Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Melbourne Magician & Producer Elio Simonetti. The overall vision is to produce a highly visual and audacious contemporary dance work that utilizes stage magic principles to interrogate themes of perception, belief, and deception.
In November 2021, the 1st Stage Development of BeLIEve took place in Adelaide, supported by ADT and the Government of South Australia. We channeled our research through Charles Perrault’s 17th Century horror folktale Blue Beard, resulting in an exhilarating movement and theatrical language to be used in the telling of a story of depth and relevance to our current moment.
This work will realise a new vision for women and a reimagining of myth and archetype through the heron’s journey.