Performative States Through Movement WED 14 DEC


Participants of the performance project showcase their movement research, led by Alexander Carillo.

Performative States Through Movement
Uferstrasse 23
13357 Berlin
14 December 2016 . 21h00

Alexander Carillo

‘Born in Colombia, Alexander Carrillo is a Berlin based artist. He studied Contemporary Dance at the Academy of Arts of Bogotá (Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota – Colombia). In 2007, Carrillo moved to Europe to pursue his studies in Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany and at the “ArtEZ-Hogeschool voor de Kunsten” in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Throughout his professional career, Carrillo has worked for celebrated international choreographers and dance companies, including Charles Vodoz, Tino Fernandez, Carlos Maria, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Theater Der Klänge, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Jerome Bell, Mark Sieczkerek, Henrieta Horn, Reinhard Schiele, Malou Airaudo, and Rodolpho Leoni. He performed “In the Pretty Boys Mouth” with the Fors Works Company of Denmark, co-directed an interactive piece with Venezuelan dancer Veronica Santiago, and a dance-video performance “Dystopia Visual” with the Art Collective Estereotips.

Eager to express himself creatively, Carrillo has been leading his own artistic research. By exploring the concept of “The Ugly” and “The Role of the Audience in Performing Arts” through the creation of “games”, which disrupt the physical and emotional state of participants, along with their critical perspectives. For this purpose, Carrillo has been creating performances and art installations, also collaborating with artists from other disciplines: musicians, actors, painters, and dancers.

Furthermore, as a native of Latin America, Carrillo is also always furthering his knowledge of his culture and roots in order to integrate them in the most authentic way in his body of work. [He focuses on] tradition and native customs in South America, and how they influence contemporary western societies and cultures.’

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