About

Carolina Figueiredo

Born in So Paulo - Brazil, graduated in of Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance but immersed in a University of Laws, she receive an invitation to a scholarship in Cuba where she started her professional career as a dancer. In 2008 she moved to Panama City to be part of the National Ballet of Panama as principal dancer. In the company she appeared in various cities such as: Saint Petersburg – Russia in the, Dance Open International Festival, Bogotá - Colombia, San José - Costa Rica.

 

As an independent dancer from 2013 to present, she is part of FEC - Fundación Espacio Creativo where she works with Vladimir Rodríguez (COL), Belinda MC Guirre (CAN), Stephanie Dondi (CR), Allysem Hook of Gallim Dance Company (USA), Omar Carrum (MEX), Milvia Martínez (PAN), Felipe Salazar (CR), Omaris Mariña (PAN), Pamela Pietro (USA), Edivaldo Ernesto (SEN), La Intrusa (ESP), Guy Naharin (GAGA- ISRAEL), Rachel Erdos (ISRAEL), and others. 

In the same periods she started her choreographer career writing multidisciplinary works with artists from Francia, Taiwan, Colombia, Brazil and Panamá.

In 2017 she creates and directs VÉRTICE, a work of contemporary dance with young artists coming from risk areas, using urban spaces of the city. In May she created and performance the work of contemporary dance VOCES de Papel. In São Paulo - Brazil she presented the workshop to several professional dancers on research in her last work called 00:26. 

In November of 2017 she was invited to the Multidisciplinary Residency in Hospitalfield, in Arbroath – Scotland, along with 10 artists of others disciplines and different parts of world to explores their own work.

In 2018 she started PATACÓN, with Ricardo Linero Ledezma to foster an urgent dialogue, through artistic expressions, on a social issue unquestionably affected by the neglect of the environmental problems that Panama is experiencing today. And create change tools for communities that are directly affected by those problems. Sponsored by the National Institute of Culture of Panama, the project expands to become the first non-artistic gallery in the world with photography, video art, installations and performance. 

At the beginning of 2019 she creates DINSINCRONíA to the students of the Links program - where through dance the artists seek to question the ephemeral and the disposable, in which things - people - properties - feelings, have less and less importance until they lose Complete your value. 

In June and July to 2019 she is selected to participate in the artistic residence at the Heidelberg Choreographic Center - Germany. In October of the same year as part of the PATACóN project, Carolina next to Ricardo Linero Ledezma creates and directs Y, a play of physical theater, contemporary dance and music, which travels through different timelines to question our decisions and daily actions. 

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