Anna Natt was trained as a flamenco dancer in Spain before moving to Berlin. Her performance work focuses on collaborations with musicians and composers of different disciplines. In order to cultivate a deeper understanding of the body and its nuances, she draws inspiration from somatic and contemporary practices. A connection to trance and dream states is also a central theme in her work. She appeared in the performance SM – Sensual Magic choreographed by Felix Ruckert and curated and performed in the role play space “Guru Supermarket“, “Monsters & Demons“ and “The School of Love” at the Xplore Festival Berlin from 2016 to 2018.
For all the work we do to eradicate deeply ingrained socialized behaviors, there are still residual traces of pride lingering deep below the surface of consciousness that we may not be aware of…pride in one’s country, in one’s gender, in one’s economic class or adherence to a particular social group.
The very name “Mediterranean” underscores the belief that this was, is and will forever be the center of the earth; is there anything more pompous than that? You know it, it is time to kill the Mediterranean in you.
Lay down at our feet, beg forgiveness and purge any lingering smugness about where you were born.
We will employ the wrath of Nero, the ruthlessness of the Spanish Inquisition and all the shame of the Catholic church in order to leave you feeling cleansed and free.
Some of the most beautiful and intense sessions I have had have been when I was playing someone else. Role play is a way to step away from our mundane self into the guise of another person. Taking on the role of someone or something else can be very empowering and free us from restricting thought-patterns and act as a tool to ask for what we do not dare to when we are ourselves.
For many, one obstacle to role play is “performance anxiety”, the feeling that one will not have enough ideas, be able to stay in role or freeze up in the middle of everything. In this workshop we will focus on how to get into role, leaving behind any expectations of producing concrete results or scenarios. Freeing ourselves from this expectation is what allows us to be creative and have fun while getting in touch with still unknown sides of ourselves.
Bring costumes and props that inspire you!
English with translation
This performative play space will see us reenact the initiation rites of the Dionysian mysteries. We will open a portal for all who fall outside of normative society to enter a secretive and subversive cult, a mystical marriage to the beast god within. We return to the primordial in order to transcend.
Join our ecstatic collective ritual, dedicate and sacrifice yourself with us to unbridled pleasure through nude dancing, wild flagellation, sensual lounging, chthonic dreaming.