Anna Barth


Anna Barth moves as a borderliner between west-eastern dance art. In the late 80’s, after her unfinished Latin America Studies at the Free University of Berlin, she joined a group of dance-improvisers. It followed an education in Modern Dance at the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Lab in New York. Shortly after she was invited to become a student to renowned co-founder and master of Butoh Dance, Kazuo Ohno and his son Yoshito Ohno in Japan.

Since 1995 she has dedicated herself as dancer and choreographer to the development of an own body- and dance language that is profoundly concerned with the existential human experience and it’s thriving forces. Credential to her research is the memory inscribed within the body that reaches back to a space-time before we were born. Love, Life and Death are the themes around her creations evolve.

In her improvisations outside the theater Barth exposes the body to urban places as well as rural environments to point at the connection and affinity of body – nature - landscape and architecture.

Her solo-works, duo-and ensemble constellations as well as her experimental collaborations with artists from different art-fields like improvised music, literature, photography and visual arts have been realized through various venues in Germany, New York, Japan, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. 1993 she received the “Pro-Art-Foundation Prize” in New York City.

2004 Barth founded the TanzArt Labor in Berlin where she conducts an open class and various workshops. She teaches within and without the country.