Dance artist, researcher and lecturer at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU, Brazil), currently Phd at Middlesex University, London Vivian Barbosa
Reversa is a dance solo in progress of the Brazilian dance artist Vivian Barbosa. The performance was born as a fundamental part of Barbosa’s practice-led doctorate research in Performing Arts which takes place both in Brazil (UFBA) and London (Middlesex University). In this work, the artist investigates how can the gesture arise by Inner Impulses, rather than by a mental command or by thinking in words. It is a personal materialization of the connections between inner and outer space and movement through deep and [sometimes] strange and unknown body sensations and configurations. As a continuous searching for a place in-between structure and freedom, in-between cultivation and waiting, in-between doing and non-doing, Reversa is the giving time and space to shape a thick and subtle atmosphere that Barbosa and her audience can truly share and inhabit.
Performance and Creation: Vivian Barbosa Artistic collaboration: Carla Normagna Videos: Dominique Rivoal Music: Tavo Duque, Support: Litura Coletivo de Criação (Brazil)
Facilitated by Agnieszka Agni Grenckowska
* This performance contains nudity
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vivian Barbosa is a dance artist, researcher and lecturer at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU, Brazil). Her background includes dance and bodily techniques such as ballet, modern dance, improvisation, contact-improvisation, Yoga, Somatics and creative practices based on Rudolf Laban’s theories. Currently, she has been developing a PhD practice-led research in Brazil (UFBA) and London (Middlesex University), articulating ideas from and through the creative process of her dance solo Reversa. The artist collaborated with several artists such as Carla Normagna, Alba Vieira, Amalia Herrera, Patrícia Pereira, Lara Seidler and Regina Miranda, having extended experience in the dance field as a performer and performance maker.
Blog link: vivianbarbosasite.wordpress.com
Link for the teaser: https://youtu.be/OE-VN5PreXA