Is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project created by Nela Cote, Mariana Alviárez and Vanessa Vargas, Venezuelan artists who have worked together after migrating, developing collaborative remote proposals across the Atlantic , connecting dancers, visual artists, musicians, and writers, among others. It is integrated by Vanessa Vargas (Brooklyn, NY) dancer, dance educator, performer and researcher; Nela Cote (Málaga, Spain), audiovisual journalist, dancer, performer, researcher and writer; director and editor of short films and documentaries for independent projects based on performance, body and video; and Mariana Alviárez (Buenos Aires, Argentina), dancer, actress and performer, dance educator and researcher. Since 2013, they have worked in collaboration on different dance and multimedia projects, including "Exoesqueleto" (2013) "Becoming (In)visible" (2015), and "Smoke" (2017), presenting these projects in Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Perú, and New York, facilitating dance workshops and connecting artists in that process. We believe in co-imagination 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, we have had the opportunity to participate in different projects in Caracas, Lima, New York, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.
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.