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Varinia Canto Vila

In (working title) two figures, two women, two bodies are committed in an exercise of reaching out surfaces, like the surface of their own bodies, the surface of the floor that its under their feet, or the walls of the building. The performers are aiming at testing borders, limits, and passages to other territories, in order maybe to blur them, unite and destroy them, while constantly asking themselves: “where are we now?” (working title) will try to develop a landscape of actions that could be seen haptically (by means of the sense of touch). (working title) wants to be tactile celebration of our mess and our failure to make sense.

Varinia Canto Vila (Santiago de Chile, 1976) graduated as dancer from the Conservatory of Arts - Universidad de Chile and from P.A.R.T.S in 1999. In 2014, she graduated from Goldsmiths University where she undertook an MA in Art & Politics and finished her post-graduate program in January 2017 at a.pass (advance performance and scenography studies) in Brussels. She has mainly worked as a dancer-performer for Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods in Highway 101 (1999) and Violet (2011); for Lilia Mestre in Unnoticed, for Rachid Ouramdane, Claire Croizé, Marcos Simoes, Metter Edvardsen, Thomas Steyaert and  Raul Maia, Ayelen Parolin, amongst others. For her own choreographic work, she has mainly developed solo work, and soon will premiere a new piece with Lilia Mestre in October 2017 in BUDA-Kortrijk.

STUK Atelier 1
Tue 1 Aug 2017 - Fri 11 Aug 2017.

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