BernarDo 
San Rafael

I’m a dance performance artist. Born in Costa Rica, grown up in Germany, the topics of my performances are materialistic extremes and the life in abundance. I perform in public spaces to bring my artistic purposes to everyone.

Tension HST

ONLINE PRESENTATION

18.6: 20h CET
Via Zoom with a talk to the artists and dancers

„Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.“ 




Performances

Teddy

In this performance I got inspired trough the migration from children in Central America who get missed and disappear in Mexico. Those children are leaving their countries in a hopeless search for a better future in the USA. In Central America the teddy bear is a symbol not only for love but for a good life in abundance, what they expect to get crossing illegally the border. They are migrating to get the teddies they couldn't have before in the childhood.

The global effects of our extremely materialistic life is for the most of the people known but ignored.

“Teddy” is all about the desires and hope in the childhood  , migrating trough our lives and disappearing in the trouble of a materialistic research looking for happiness before we die.

The performance will be shown
2019 Mumbai, New Delhi, Düsseldorf, Skiathos, Athens, Zurich 
2020 San Jose, Rio de Janeiro, Tegucigalpa.

Photos and Videos 

Photo: 
Pablo Tys

Photo: 
Pablo Tys

Photo: 
Pablo Tys

Photo: 
Marvin Hillebrand

Photo: 
Marvin Hillebrand

Photo: 
Marvin Hillebrand

Photo: 
Mareike Foecking

Photo: 
Mareike Foecking

Photo: 
Mareike Foecking

Photo: 
Matthias Rosenkranz

Photo: 
Matthias Rosenkranz

Photo: 
Matthias Rosenkranz

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Düsseldorf 31.5.2019
Video: Matthias Rosenkranz

About the performance

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SEA URCHIN

"Sea urchin” started on the island of Skiathos,Greece as a very spontaneous performance in a bar. I began to collect all the used straws I founded in the city and installed them  as a part of my body.  It’s remember the beautiful but dangerous and sometimes painful sea urchins around the beaches from the island.
At the same time, I use the performance to make attention to the irrational use of plastic in our daily life.
How do I feel if I have to live with plastic in or on my body as many animals in the ocean?

Since Sommer 2019 I use to do this small action in every city I visit .

Tension

In cooperation with the sound composer Matthias Rosenkranz (59perlen) , “Tension is an installation and a performance about the relationships between humans and humans and the urban environment they are living.  The  threads as a symbol for fragility and distance, connections and ruptures.
Watch the video below :

SWan Lake

ZH 

As a testimonial about the situation from artists in Covid times, this performance at the Lake Zurich combine ice swimming with dance and the interaction with real swans and the environment.

PRESSE

Here you can find some of the various newspapers publications about the performances.

Lesshome/ Lokstoff

This is a theater production in a furniture shop  about the  search of affordable living spaces nowadays.
For more informations click below please

About me 

Born in beautiful tropical Costa Rica I started my artistic education at the age of 8 at the Conservatorio de Musica y Artes de la Universidad de Costa Rica and finished my studies at the Ecole Professionelle Superior de Danse in Montpellier in France.

I worked as a dancer for Stadttheater Freiburg, Deutsche Rheinoper Düsseldorf / Duisburg, Theater Dortmund and the Oper Bonn and as a performer for Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser in Cologne. 

As a teacher I have been invited to give classes in Istanbul (CATI), Skiathos ( ERASMUS), Athens (ECHODRAMA) , Freiburg (Bewegungsart) and Düsseldorf ( Tanzhaus NRW)).

Actually I’m working in Düsseldorf for Plöger/Winkler/Becker and became a member of the theater company Lokstoff in Stuttgart. 

Contact me

Deutschland

Ich habe die Datenschutzerklärung zur Kenntnis genommen und erkläre mich damit einverstanden.

E-MAIL Adress

me@bernardosanrafael.com