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.
Blue Beard (working title)
'Blue Beard' is an ambitious contemporary dance and magic collaboration between South Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Melbourne Magician & Producer Elio Simonetti. It is a highly visual, audacious contemporary dance work that draws upon Charles Perrault’s 17th-century horror-folktale Blue Beard. Utilizing dance, stage magic, object theatre, and kinetic costuming his stage production is a retelling of the original story that privileges women. It is a reimagining of myth and archetype through the heron’s journey.
In November 2021, ‘Blue Beard’ undertook a preliminary research and exploratory period supported by a Government of South Australia Covid Relief grant. In August 2022, ‘Blue Beard’ will undertake a substantial development with funding support secured from the Government of South Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.
'Blue Beard' is working towards a presentation season in early 2024.