Caterina Genta is an Italian performer and author of multimedia projects and live performances. She uses and contaminates dance, singing, theater, video, and photography. In her artistic work and teaching, she integrates knowledge of martial arts, meditation techniques, tantra massage, mindfulness and self-healing with a holistic approach in the search for psychophysical well-being and authentic expressive urgency, in dialogue with nature, the environment, the audience, through pleasure, fun, lightness, expression of vitality and her own ancestral and wild essence.
Trained in Germany at the Folkwang University of Arts in Dance Theater and Choreographic Composition, her teachers were the historical dancers of Pina Bausch’s company. Butoh dance also gave her the opportunity to delve into invisible worlds, spirituality and carnality. She prefers a theatrical and movement form that does not disregard technique but pushes beyond codes.
She has collaborated with numerous directors, choreographers, companies and festivals in Italy and abroad : Susanne Linke, Josè Limon, Jean Cèbron, Hanz Züllig, Vivien Bridson, Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Lutz Förster, Ria de Corte, Bruno Jacquin, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Yumiko Yoshioka, Balletto ’90, Palermo Danza, Vuelazul, Giuseppina von Bingen, Oretta Bizzarri, Vera Stasi, Teatro Valdoca, Danio Manfredini, La MaMa Umbria International, Luigi Squarzina, Elizabeth Swados, Spoleto Festival, Christine Linklater, Alessandro Fabrizi, Markus Imhoof, Berlin International Film Festival, Alessandro Gasman, Giulio Scarpati, Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Marco Bellocchio, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Citto Maselli, Vanni de Simone and others. From 2006 to 2016, the artistic partnership with Marco Schiavoni resulted in dozens of productions, shows, short films, video clips. After a brief stint in institutions with the Officine Culturali della Tuscia and the artistic direction of the Ballet of Spoleto, she returned to being an independent artist.
Since 2015 she has been a Feldenkrais teacher.
In 2016 she participated in the choreography Soffio by Mark Sieczkarek, produced by Asmed and Sardegna Teatro and created for Asmed Tempesta presented in Verona-Festival Shakespeariano, L’Aquila-Festival Cantieri dell’Immaginario, Cagliari- Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza, Warsaw-Zawirowania Festival.
Also in 2016, she founded the band Cat & the Calibans, with a repertoire of original songs, collaborated with Mauro Tiberi and the psychedelic band Druna and with Michele Uccheddu and Emanuele Balia for the Electropunk trio LST guest at the Sant’Anna Arresi Festival in 2017.
In 2018, she was a guest lecturer at DAMS University of Salento and the protagonist of Gianfranco Salvatore’s show Tarantéra. In 2019 she participated in the transmedia project Re-flow, a COORPI and NABA production and solo singer/dancer in Around Ummagumma, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.
Since fall 2019 she has been collaborating with Luigi Parravicini in live performances, video art and music productions. Live works include the solo Amapola in season at Teatro Basilica under the artistic direction of Antonio Calenda; in December 2019, the duo Amapola at the festival Voci dell’Anima 2020, Teodora for Estate Rosellana 2021 in addition to performances by the musical duo Electro Indao and the production of the video dance work Abbiamo Bisogno di Danze Selvagge, a choreographic project for Resid’And 2020/2021, Accademia Nazionale di Danza and the dance, video and live electronics performance Corpo Alchemico, guest at the Festival Logos ex Snia Viscosa, Rome.
In 2021 he participated as a presenter at the Xplore Rome Festival.
At the same time he continues his research of photographic self-portraits; his works are exhibited at Atelier Montez in Rome for the project be**pART: the largest collective art exhibition, involving transnationally artists to built a resilient community in these severe times.
On June 18, 2022 in Rome, she will participate with the performance Corpo Alchemico in the collective exhibition Ingresso Libero organized by the group Artisti per la Costituzione at Atelier Montez.