Both my scholarly and choreographic work run around the ideas of dance practices and social practices, corporeality, movement and politics; that is, the notion of the body as a political device, but also as the victim of political surveillance, persecution and exile. The moving body on stage allows me to show this reflection in an embodied, accurate way. This is both my artistic and political commitment. 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.
Venezuelan (Escuela de Danza de Caracas). Has worked with the Taller de Danza de Caracas Dance Company, Um Gramo Dance Company (Venezuela), Sarta de Cuentas, Agente libre and Sieteocho dance company. She also developed her career as an actress, participating in several projects, touring around South America and Europe.
Kerry is an American 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.