As a dance maker I have been creating choreographic projects through DanceLab/Marina La Rivera, a collaborative, horizontal and interdisciplinary project created by Nela Cote, Mariana Alviárez and myself, the three of us Venezuelan artists and friends, working together for more than 10 years. After moving to other countries, we decided to keep on working together, as a political and geopolitical response, developing collaborative remote proposals across the Atlantic, connecting dancers, visual artists, musicians, and writers in the process; trying to break the conditions of imagination and creation on the dance practice, as related to the idea of State|Nation; creating new distributions and sensibilities around issues such as state borders, liminality in time and space, body encounters, the use of media in dance practices, and the like. Since 2013, we have worked in collaboration on different dance projects, including "Exoesqueleto" (2013) "Becoming (In)visible" (2015), and "Smoke" (2017), presenting these projects in Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Perú, 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.
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.