Bava is a duet between dancer and puppet where the idea of the monster which hides itself in all of us is a starting point. The piece investigates the more hidden aspects of the personality of the individual, like eroticism, desire, aggression and exhibitionism. By using a puppet, it is possible to release oneself from a normal role and bring latent personality traits to the surface without having to carry the weight of responsibility for them.

Choreography and concept: Giulia Mureddu in collaboration with Ulrike Quade
Dance and play: Giulia Mureddu
Puppet: Ulrike Quade
Music: Strawinsky, Mat Pogo, Björk, Noahlewis' Mahlon Tails
Music mix: Robin Tunca, Giulia Mureddu
Costumes: Giulia Mureddu, Ulrike Quade
Advice: Robin Tunca
Lights/Technique: Roland van Ulden
Production: Danswerkplaats Amsterdam (DWA)

Bava has been realized with the support of Danswerkplaats Amsterdam (NL) and Fabbricaeuropa (IT)

Duration performance: 25 minutes

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December '08
01 Theater Bellevue Amsterdam [NL]****
September '08
19 Festival Differenti Sensazioni , Torino - Biella [IT] 
June '08
21 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
20 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
19 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
18 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
17 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
16 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
15 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
14 Oerol Festival, Terschelling [NL]
February '08
03 Teatro Il Telaio, Brescia [IT]
May '07   
11 Festival Fabrica Europa, Firenze [IT]
10 Festival Fabrica Europa, Firenze [IT]
April '07 
22 European Dance Festival, Limassol [Cyprus]**
March '07
02 Theater Kikker, Utrecht [NL]**
01 Theater Kikker, Utrecht [NL]**
November '06   
26 Osthade Th. Risk Festival,  Amsterdam [NL]
October '06
12 Melkweg Theater - Dansweek, Amsterdam [NL] 
11 Melkweg Theater - Dansweek, Amsterdam [NL] 
September '06
09 Korzo - Showcase Dansclick, Den Haag [NL] 
08 Korzo - Showcase Dansclick, Den Haag [NL]  
07 Korzo - Showcase Dansclick, Den Haag [NL]  
June '06
30 Melkweg Theater - Julidans, Amsterdam [NL] 
29 Melkweg Theater - Julidans, Amsterdam [NL]**
April  '06
09 Danswerkplaats, Amsterdam [NL]*
08 Danswerkplaats, Amsterdam [NL]*
07 Danswerkplaats, Amsterdam [NL]*
06 Danswerkplaats, Amsterdam [NL]*

* work in progress
** premiere
*** + Plugged 
**** + Escaping Grey