In this workshop we examine what remains when the pomp is extracted from a bullfight, its parts deconstructed and examined as individual postures and movements. Reduced to its elements, the bullfight becomes a ritualized spectacle imbued with calculated bravado, performed machismo and the unabashed animal body. A death embrace between man and beast. What insights can we gain from those who have an intimate knowledge of what it means to face death in this way?
Tauromaquia is so buried in debates about tradition and politics that it is no longer interesting to speak about it. Let us instead embody both bull and bullfighter, blur the lines between human and animal and contemplate masculinity as the power to give death.
Photo by Roger Rossell
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 xplore Festival Berlin from 2016 to 2018. She was also the first international guest presenter at Slow Love Vol. 1, an immersive workshop weekend in Barcelona in autumn 2018.