BAU # 2, ultimately, is a ritual movement.
The performance series BAU – Choreography of thinking is based on research that investigates the most instinctive part of human beings, including their subconscious, as well the conscious perception of reality. Having been begun in 2013, this exploration has resulted in a work method applicable to dance and other performing arts. It focuses on the invisible connections between body and mind, activated in real-time by the interaction between the performer and the viewers in a kind of dialog between their respective internal spaces. Over time, this practice was transformed into a precise stylistic approach, which puts the audience at the center of investigation – demonstrating the necessary and crucial polarity of any performance. The central question, which in a way is secularly mystical: “What does it mean to exist simultaneously in matter and non-matter? Is it possible to find a mode, a space that facilitates the perception of the unity between these two conditions?"
BAU# 2 continues the research embarked on in BAU #1, studying in-depth and in performing terms the processes that occur between thought and perception when they occur in a shared space; and how these can turn into a physical exposure, both in those who act and those who observe them. In particular, BAU # 2 wants to be an area for the verification of a mental state that allows the body to move in a specific frequency, on the border between rationality and the unconscious, finding the rhythm and condition that allows the performer to activate and incorporate a possible balance between thought and perception. The creative process is based on the development of practices that tend to expand the "Consciousness of the body" and the "Consciousness of the mind", moving from the ritual to the performative. These practices – "Meditation of thinking", "Meditation of the body", "Meditation of the voice" – generate specific states that create a performative presence and a specific choreographic language. At the same time, the process feeds on the connections with some theories on mental and physical processes treated in bioenergetics (Lowen). This creation takes shape and changes in the encounter with the public. The elements word, voice, body and lights create a real choreographic code aimed at creating a reality between the visible and the invisible, the material and the immaterial. BAU # 2, ultimately, is a ritual movement.