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Recording: 2024-05-25 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Marta Ferraris


A.PART Festival 2024 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

“Tire-bouchon” follows performer Marta Ferraris as she navigates through redundant physical language and strives to reconnect with her inner voice. Behind a closed door lie the paradoxes of human existence and critical judgments that stifle intuition and emotional intelligence. Inspired by autobiographical reflections, the artist explores gestural ambiguity. Can gestures devoid of meaning exist? If so, in what ways can they be interpreted? The choreography integrates various physical vocabularies and departs from conceptual research into contrasting dialectics. Disjointed fragments of life, habits and streams of consciousness collide in a permeable and enigmatic dance where the body struggles against form, and the mind grapples with an understanding beyond comprehension. Established patterns may clash, points of view may shift, and the boundaries of the mind may blur.

Marta Ferraris, originally from Italy, is a dancer, teacher, and author based in Berlin. Marta’s training includes various dance techniques such as ballet (Accademia Teatro alla Scala), oriental dance (Persepolis Company), contemporary dance (DEOS Company), movement research (Tanzfabrik), and circus arts. Marta’s practice delves into the deconstruction of aesthetics and body ideals in dance. In promoting inner creative empowerment and through the strong use of gestures, her dance practice is characterised by contrasting dialectics. Marta focuses on bridging tradition with innovation while sharing the communicative and therapeutic power of dance. She collaborates with the transfeminist collectives corpX in movimento and Hütte, engaging in projects that reclaim urban spaces for the arts.


TFB Nr. 1894

Cast & Credits

Concept & Performance: Marta Ferraris
Sound: DJ Jetski, Pierluigi Di Camillo/ARCN Lab Studio

A.PART Festival 2024
Curatorial team: Diethild Meier & Julek Kreutzer
Artistic direction & management ada Studio: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Sound: Constantin Carstens
Access advice: Ann-Reb Thomas
PR/Social Media: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Studio writer 2023/24: Maia Joseph
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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