Anna Barth


Anna Barth is a freelance dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the DanceArt Laboratory Berlin. She studied Modern Dance, Improvisation and Composition at the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Lab in New York City and Butoh Dance for several years with renowned co-founder and master of Butoh Dance, Kazuo Ohno and his son Yoshito Ohno in Japan.

Since the early 90ies she dedicates herself to research and development of a body- and dance language that is concerned with the existential human experience and its thriving forces. At the intersection of Improvisation and Butoh her creations evolve around the body and its memory, its poetic realities and possibilities. In her improvisations outside the theater Barth exposes the body to urban places as well as rural environments to refer and relate to 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, film and visual arts have been realized through various venues in Germany, New York, Japan, Switzerland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and Italy. 1994 she received the “Pro-Art-Foundation Prize” in New York City. Barth conducts open classes and workshops at the DanceArt Laboratory Berlin, which she founded in 2004 and teaches internationally. She has been teaching amongst others at Tanz-und Theaterwerkstatt Ludwigsburg, Exploratorium Berlin, Humboldt-University Berlin, University of Applied Science and Arts Hildesheim and the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in Japan. In the last decade engagement in group- and collective works, site-specific performance pieces with her company at various inside and outside spaces, some of which she considers “Interventions” in public space.