Both my scholarly and dance work run around the ideas of dance and social practices, corporeality. The moving body on stage allows me to show this reflection in an embodied, accurate way. I believe in collaborative dance practices and the audience’s participation.
As a dancer, performer and journalist, I believe in artistic collaborative work as an interdisciplinary way of creation. The meeting of different cultures, approaches, experiences and artistic fields enriches not only our artistic work but our lives. Collaborative work does not only creates bridges and nodes of interaction and engages people around a common aim; it also builds strong relationships between dancers and musicians, visual artists, actors, writers. This is why, through sharing experiences and thoughts on the moving body, I have had the opportunity to participate in different projects in Caracas, Lima and New York.
ANA ELENA BRITO
Venezuelan-peruvian dancer. Art Historian (Universidad Central de Venezuela). Soon after finishing her Dance degree at the Escuela de Danza de Caracas, she began working with the Taller de Danza de Caracas Dance Company, Um Gramo Dance Company (Venezuela), Sarta de Cuentas and Armando Díaz. She recently moved to Lima, where she works as a dancer, choreographer and also as a scholar.
Mariana Alviárez, dancer actress and performer, movement researcher and teacher, born in Caracas Venezuela where she perform with severals dance and drama companies, multimedia projects and films. Investigates the sounds and rhythms that move part or Europe and América, Based in Argentina, she has being developing her work performing in Chile, Perú, Ecuador and Argentina building ties between the people and their arts manifestations.
Is an U.S visual artist working in performance, video, and sculpture. She holds and MFA (’13) in visual art and MA (’14) in art history from Purchase College (SUNY). She has performed and exhibited in New York at A.I.R Gallery, Flux Factory, and Panoply Performance Lab. Kerry and Vanessa met working as performance facilitators at the Museum of Modern Art for the Lygia Clark exhibition and will be working for Yoko Ono's art show -at the very same museum- this summer.
YITZHAK FOWKS Z
Peruvian- Visual artist and musician. He has been developed his work as a lighting designer and sound designer for dance and theater, but also as a music composer.
Venezuelan, Spain-based audiovisual Journalist, dancer, performer and writer. Creator of RemotoLab, where she works as a researcher, director and editor of short films and documentaries for independent projects, and research process based on performance, body and video.
Marisabel Dávila Lobo
Is a Venezuelan interdisciplinary artist, researcher and performer. Marisabel holds an MFA in Art Direction from the Escuela de Cine Y TV San Antonio de Los Baños (Cuba) and an undergraduate degree in Mass Media and Audiovisuals from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.She explores rituals as a vehicle where the body can engage and relate in different ways. In her works she creates worlds that are to be inhabited by the audience, sharing her personal experiences and testimonies.
Venezuelan composer Icli Zitella was born in Caracas. After he completed composition studies in his own country, he pursued a Masters degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York City (2015). He worked as a violinist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of his country and served as professor of Theory at Mozarteum-Caracas School of Music. His works have been played by famous international soloists, such as Ab Koster, Willliam VerMeulen, Lucy Shelton, and Dimitri Vassilakis. He won the Municipal Price in Caracas (2011), the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists (1999), and the first place in the Moisés Moleiro Piano Composition Contest (1992). His works include concert, chamber, orchestral, electronic and incidental music, as well as film scores. He writes music in a wide variety of styles ranging from the classical and traditional to the popular and experimental.