The House of Bertha is a Brussels-based contemporary dance collective, created by four artists from four different countries: Jakub Truszkowski (PL), Beniamin Boar (RO), Marta Coronado (ES) and Liza Penkova (SE).
The work of the House of Bertha focuses on analyzing the mechanisms and trends emerging in the modern society, and converts the conclusions of those observations into a language of movement and physical interaction. In their last work they are intrigued by the ways we, as a society communicate, how it is shaping our identity and the perception of ourselves.
At MDT, they will develop their work “White noise”, an exploration into the extent concepts of identity and communication are inextricably bound together and the ways in which communication constructs and continues our identity. What are the differences in our existence in the real and the virtual worlds?
The expansion of virtual communication has given us new tools, allowing us to connect effortlessly with people across the globe. We are able to access the collective knowledge and the history of the entire human kind at the push of a button. The events from all corners of the world are displayed instantly on our local news blogs. The perception of time and space has been redefined since we don’t need to physically move in order ‘to be everywhere’ instantly. This situation raises questions about our identity and our freedom to manifest it.