Nicole Berndt-Caccivio was born in Switzerland in 1963. She studied classical and modern dance in Europe and at Cunningham Studios in NYC. As a dancer since the 80s in the independent scene, she worked mainly with the Tanzfabrik Berlin as well as the ch-tanztheater Zurich. With her own company Ljada (Biel-Bienne CH 1988 – 94) she won the first prize at the festival of the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv in 1992 together with the company Ricochet. She is a guest lecturer for contemporary dance at MUK Vienna, Dance Department of the Hochschule für darstellende Künste in Frankfurt a.M., Impulstanz Vienna, Etage Berlin, La Faktoria in Spain,La Manufacture in Lausanne , TRY in Italy-Lucca among others. She is part of artistic, solo and performative collaborations with David Bloom Berlin, Claude Hofer Olten,Kollektiv F Bern , Nicolas Caccivio Basel , Annelie André Berlin , Renae Shadler Berlin ,and since 2019 of the SPHERE collective also in Berlin;www.spherecollectiveberlin.com .
Since 2009 she is the artistic director of www.agecompany.at , where she creates pieces with life-experienced people. She initiates “Golden Age Workshops” where elder people come into contact and exchange on a physical and artistic level. As a biodynamic craniosacral therapist since 2004 , she explores in her work the exchange between generations, as well as her own aging as a performer, through solo projects with “Caccivio en Compagnie” /Switzerland/Biel-Bienne (since 2020)and keeps the physical and choreographic expertise with her own social visions in focus. For her project “Body and Space” (Première 14.10.2022) she is supported by Kultur Biel Culture Bienne as well as SWISSLOS Canton Bern.
Presence in space and time
content of my collaboration and research :anatomical knowledge leeds us to self care and self regulation focussed on presence work/ heart field experiences bring us into new unexplored movements / we explore spaces between the spaces of the body and the space that surrounds us/we meet a deepening of embriology via biodynamic craniosacral bodywork aswell as osteopathie /we are being moved by cellular impulses and the power of the zerebrospinal fluid/a guided bodywork gives us the opportunity to look at and get to know our own body biography/ improvisation spaces are created according to experienced inner movements via a subtle encounter/ pathological topics get the opportunity to be seen and looked at/ a thought is a movement: every system in the body wants to be seen!