Dancer improviser, Meditation guide and Dharma Art authorized teacher, from Barcelona. Creator of Contemplative Movement®.
She is a meditation practitioner since 2010 and a vajrayana student of the Shambhala community, a tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. She has been trained and authorized as a Meditation Guide (Madrid, Spain 2015) and Dharma Art teacher (Los Angeles, California 2018-2020). Currently she is also a Shambhala Art Assistant Director for Europe. This view has influenced her dance improvisation practice, since then incorporating a contemplative approach into her offering of Contemplative Movement® to this sacred world.
She teaches nationally and internationally for more than 15 years. The essence of her teaching is creativity as an inherent capacity to all human beings, and she is convinced that connecting to the wisdom of the body benefits society, now more than ever. She has been professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Metropolitan Program of Education for Sustainable Development (AMB).
- Dance & Improvisation:
2005-2007. Contemporary Dance at AREA, Barcelona.
2007-2008. "Improvisational Performance Art" Lab at Artness, Israel. With AECID Grant (Spanish Government).
2008-2009. "Contemporary Arts Practice & Dissemination" Master (MACAPD) at L'animal a l'esquena, University of Girona (UdG) and UNESCO.
2008-now. Complementary Training in Dance and Improvisation with Masters such as: Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Scott Smith, Mal Pelo Company, Julyen Hamilton, Carme Torrent, Stephanie Maher, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Tal Avni, Ilanit Tadmor, Joan Jonas. Intensive Training in techniques: Gaga with Batsheva Company (Ohad Naharin / Israel), Body Weather with Raravis Company (Andrés Corchero & Rosa Muñoz) and Frank van de Ven, and Bio Voice with Víctor Turull.
- Meditation & Dharma Art:
- In collaboration:
2008-now. For different choreographers: Sabine Zahn & Jan Mech "PLAY>>3" (Fabrik Potsdam-Berlin, 2008). Raravis Company (Andrés Corchero & Rosa Muñoz) "Spring Landscape" (Bcn, 2011). Cuerpo Transitorio co. "Mujer Manus Factura" (Bcn, 2012).
2010-now. For interdisciplinary research laboratories as a guest artist: "2nd Fòrum de les experiències" (La Caldera, Barcelona), "La Paraula Aguda" (Cal Gras, Avinyó).
2016-2017. 43:43 Collective (with musicians Adriano Galante and Marcel·lí Bayer).
2017-2019. Societat Alaka Collective (with dancers Maria Mora, Majo Villafaina and Melissa Scioscia).
- As director:
2013. "Fuera de lugar" with Los 3 nombres de un gato Co.
2014. "Du bist dran" with Los 3 nombres de un gato Co.
2014. Taking a walk duo with the dancer Guy Leon.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER:
2005-now. Creative movement to children from ages 0 to 3 (La Borraina) and 3 to 6 (Ubae).
2010-now. Dance Improvisation/Instant Composition and Body Weather Training in important centers and festivals in Catalunya (AREA, TragantDansa, Barceloneta Civic Center, Marabal, Escola Municipal de Dansa de Celrà, Territori en Dansa Festival, nunArt, La Tregua, Escuela Arteterapia Hephaisto), nationally (Madrid, Cáceres, Huesca, Alcoy) and internationally (Germany, Israel).
2014-2016. Health in Movement (Metropolitan Program of Education for Sustainable Development, Environmental Department).
2016-2018. Movement Group +55 (University of Barcelona).
2018-now. Shambhala Art, a training that integrates meditation and the creative process as a way to expierence "art in everyday life".
2008-2010. CUE Barcelona: An international artistic project that creates space for interdisciplinary improvisation. During these years with this project she kept exploring the art of improvisation along with various interdisciplinary artists in different city spaces, as well as making several interventions in public spaces: urban and rural.
2009-2012. BodyWalks: A research, creation and theoretic project around the body in the territory; within the context of the first year of the MA "Contemporary Arts Practice & Dissemination" that she studied in L'animal a l'esquena/University of Girona. Until 2012 she developed it together with the dancer Guy Leon, with which she realized artistic residencies, site-specific performances and walks in very different artistic contexts.
2011-2018. improLab: A platform from which she articulates different projects and activities promoting the practice, research, creation and reflection of dance improvisation in Barcelona.
2011-2012. AREA, Espai de Dansa i Creació: Office work at a Dance School, receiving public subsidies.
2014-2018. CIM, Improvisation in Movement Festival: Director of the Festival, in collaboration with Civic Center Barceloneta, Antic Teatre and La Caldera.