To share dancing.

Because of our infinite relationships, potentialities are there. The shapes of form are not yet exhausted and there are no miracles beyond living matter. Though a body in its most radiant beauty is miraculous, it does not imply that nature has exhausted all possibilities of revealing it. adaptation from Austin Osman Spare.

Artistic director of Compagnie Voix.

Born in Padua, Italy, Margherita Bergamo Meneghini (alias Telma Ha) is a contemporary dancer since 2000, after transitioning from a career in the Italian Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. She studied Art Management at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, then Communication in Art at the University of Barcelona, Choreography and Interpretation at the Institute of Theater of Barcelona, and she is currently enrolled in a research creation dissertation at Edesta Université Paris 8 & Università di Bologna.

She worked as a manager and as a performer with Erre que Erre, then she continued her career with some interventions with the Catalan artists Sol Picó, Toni Mira, La Veronal. Once she finished her studies in 2010, she co-founded with Tuixén Benet the company Les filles Föllen. She has after collaborated with Esperanza Spalding, Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Carles Congost, Allora & Calzadilla, Basil El Halwagy and created choreography for music videos, video art, commercials, site specific performances and XR performances.

Her way of representing dance hardly enters the conventional line, she looks for contexts and alternative experiences, searching the contact with the audience to be, and feel, part of the piece.

In 2018 she has started a new research in languages and technological applications. Her Dance&Virtual Reality piece Eve, dance is an unplaceable place, co-created with Daniel González-Franco, won the Laval Virtual Award 2019 Recto VRso Art & VR (France), and the Man Man Er VR Grand Prize at the Kaohsiung Film Festival 2019 (Taiwan).

She is currently developing Eve 3.0, a piece which enacts and defines a form of immersive body-based storytelling.

She has produced pieces which have been shown at Forum des Images Paris, MACBA Barcelona, Fundació Tàpies, Kumu Tallinn, CBK Amsterdam, L’Auditori de Barcelona, Le Lieu Unique, Tangente Danse Montréal, Festival de Nouveau Cinéma, Fira Tàrrega, Ulica Krakow, Danza Xixón, Neu Now, La Tabacalera, Matadero Madrid, Chalon dans la rue, Laval Virtual, FIAV Casablanca, VIFF Vancouver, Le Rencontres d'Arles, Kaohsiung Film Festival, NewImages Festival, la Maison des Métallos, l’Agora du Cœur des Sciences de l'UQAM.

March 2022 / m.b.m.