From dancing on both sides of the Atlantic, and from dancing in different contexts in the European and Nordic context, the research project caterina daniela is busy with is embedded in different dancing traditions.
“I am a migrant who has the possibility to be a legal migrant. My body produces conflicted embodiment as a device to expose the violent confrontation determined by territory, patriarchal art systems, colonial silenced trauma, and resistant feminist hope. Combining different dance traditions, I seek the contamination generated by mashing up ways of representing academic dance and “world dance”...”
caterina daniela mora jara (Argentina/Chile, 1988) is a performing artist and researcher coming from the territory called Patagonia by expeditionary colonizers. She was born in a city that carries the name of the general who organized the genocide and displacement of native people.
Trained in academic and folkloric dance, caterina’s work aims to problematize modes of production and the colonial legacy in the representation of Western dance. Her pedagogical approach uses intimacy as procedure and explores translation as transgression.
caterina is currently doing a PhD at SKH, Uniarts (Stockholm) and the Research Center Cycle IV at a.pass (Brussels). She got married to have a residency permit on European territory. She dances the tango and sails a boat. She doesn’t have an Instagram account and has never gone into an IKEA store. She wants to be a mum.
Costumes: Stef Assandri
Dramaturgy: Vladimir Miller
With: your samba, their forró, our tango and María Baderna.
PhD Supervisors: Chrysa Parkinson, for the dances, and Eleonora Fabião
With the support of workspacebrussels Artist Trajectory 2021-2022, HAUT and Stockholm University of the Arts.