Benedicta Bertau: with the flow

workshops & events: call of the self. building community. experiencing & creating culture

Are you longing for meaning and creativity?

Do you wish for more non-virtual, human connection and true relationships - and the courage to step into these?

Do you believe in the transformative power of culture, beauty, and humanity in the best sense of each of these words?


As a performance/theater artist and teacher, I am dedicated to creating experiences in which human beings can re-connect with their creative individuality, and with each other. Being creative is a way to meet life, not a privilege or luxury reserved for "artists." Understanding each individual as a unique being with a physical body, soul, and spirit on an ever-evolving journey, I take movement and the arts of speech, theater, and improvisation as my point of entry.  To involve every aspect of the person, I use conversation and play, ritual and fun, hands-on activities and meditation - we are multi-faceted, and I am here to serve the unleashing of every person's potential. In a multitude of ways. In conversation with you.

Welcome to with the flow...


about Benedicta Bertau

I am director, actor, clown, Associate Artistic Director for Walking the dog Theater (New York), movement specialist (Spacial Dynamics®), and Psychosynthesis Life Coach in the making.

Education: I have a Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate from Emerson College, England, and a B.A. in Dance/Eurythmy from Helicon College in The Hague, Netherlands. I trained in Physical Theater in Chile, the Chekhov Acting Method in Berlin, Germany, and Clowning in the Netherlands. I speak six languages, and work as a translator/editor. I am a Level I graduate in the Spacial Dynamics® movement discipline. I am currently doing the Spacial Dynamics® Level II training (movement therapy), and am training as a Psychosynthesis Life Coach.

Life: I was born in Germany, my mother was French, my father German, and I live in Palermo, Italy. Probably because I grew up bilingual and culturally between chairs, I consider myself a world citizen and have had a hard time settling down. I have lived in Germany, England, France, the Netherlands, Chile, the US, and Venice, Italy, until I found Sicily. An image I dream into is that I hold the earth in my hands. 

I am continually interested in learning. My passion is to serve the human being in his earth and spirit fullness, my tools are rooted in creating art, culture, and relationship.

My home base is now in Palermo, Italy.


 Benedicta Bertau

Benedicta Bertau

Hitch your wagon to a star.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


All services available in English, Italian, French, and German.

Tutti servizi sono disponibili in italiano, inglese, francese e tedesco.

Tous les services sont disponibles en langue française, anglaise, italienne et allemande.

Ich biete meine Dienste in deutscher, englischer, französischer und italienischer Sprache an.


background image by Benedicta Bertau - Sicily 2011