Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo Rio de Janeiro

Marcela Levi is a choreographer and performer. Graduated from the Angel Vianna Dance School (Rio de Janeiro), Levi has been a resident artist at the Art Center Les Recollets (France), at the Artistas en Residencia – Casa Encendida / Aula de Danza Program (Spain), at Espacio Cultural Azala (Spain), at the Laboratório de Criatividade Urbana ON.OFF, Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture (Portugal), guest artist at the Rio Occupation London program, at the London Cultural Olympiad promoted by SEC RJ (London) and received the Batiscafo scholarship (Cuba). Her projects previous to the foundation with Lucía Russo of Improvável Produções (a space of training, research and creation): Image (2002), Mass of Senses (2004), In-organic (2007) were presented at various festivals and art centers in Latin America and Europe. Levi collaborated with the artists Lia Rodrigues, Vera Mantero, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Laura Erber, Manuel Vason, Cristina Moura, Dani Lima and Gustavo Ciríaco, among others.

Lucía Russo is a choreographer and performer that studied at Rojas Cultural Center | University of Buenos Aires and was guest student at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem (Netherlands). Since 2000 she dives into the practice of direction in dance field, creating (in Argentina, previous to the foundation of Improvável Produções) the pieces arid or steppe (2004), The silent side of things (2009), Fantasmagoría (2010) and interactive installations DUO (2003) and Sensorama (2006), among other projects, presented in several festivals and art centers in Latin America. Russo was head professor of Choreographic Composition at the University of Arts in Buenos Aires (2007-2009) and coordinated the project Dialogues: Interchanging creation procedures (2006-2008) in Argentina, Uruguay, Perú, Venezuela and México, in partnership with the Red Sudamericana de Danza. Russo has collaborated, among other artists, with De La Guarda Group, Diego Gil, Gustavo Ciríaco, Javier Bustos and Ayara Hernández & Félix Marchand.

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