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, Barbarbar is an unflinching journey into what it is to be human.

 

 

This project is in its preliminary research and exploratory stage. Dekolta vs Auzinger 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 audicious contemporary dance work that utilizes stage magic principles to interrogate themes of perception, belief, and deception. 

 

The concept for Dekolta vs Auzinger grew as an elaboration on Accession, a short work created for Australian Dance Theatre's 'The Worlds Smallest Stage' season. Using concepts of black art theatre, this work will push the boundaries of innovative stagecraft, choreographic and physical imagery, and inimitable movement languages. 

Collaborators

 

Choreographer: Lina Limosani

Visual Artist: Thom Buchanan

Sound Artist: Sean Williams

 

Dramaturg: Paul Gazzola

Set and Costume: Renate Henschke

Performer: Zoe Dunwoodie

Performer: Andrew Barnes