Bio and Curriculum

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The focus of my artistic and academic research is the aesthetics of the contemporary body. The body is understood here in his dimension of human knowing and involved with the environment that inhabits. Accordingly, dance and performance are possibilities of researching the contemporary body imbued by Digital Culture. The creative process mediated by digital technologies promotes a wide field of investigation of human perceptions (e.g. dancers as well as the audience). Thus, my interest in dance with technological mediation has always been focused on perceptual and sensory experience of the work, not the use of the device itself. This understanding is the core of my professional activities in the research, education and courses, as a lecturer at the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Prof. Milton Santos, and the Graduate Program in Theater and Dance, also coordinator of Research Group Technological Poetics and director of MAPAD2 platform. MAPAD2 is a platform dedicated to Portuguese-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries, and the target of MAPAD2 is to integrate the knowledge of university researchers with the artistic community and vice-versa. This project came about as a reflection of my context, my role as a researcher as well as a dancer. Research in artistic processes with technological mediation in academic research is fertile ground for development as well as scientific projects can benefit from the experiments (aesthetic experience) in the field of arts. Therefore, interdisciplinary should happen in fields of knowledge, also in spheres of knowledge:

Art – Science – Tecnology

Research – Education Community courses

University – Art Community

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TheResearch GroupTechnological Poetics (GP Poetics), that I coordinatesince 2004 hasbeenanother spacethat promotessuch transitbetween communitiesand fieldsof knowledge. TheGPPoeticshasa broad and dynamicperformance with an interdisciplinary team of artistsand researchersfrom several fields.GPPoeticshas contributed tothe growth and strengtheningof the Art Media field, mainly in the stateof Bahia.

 


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To analyze the aestheticsexperiencesof my creationsin dancewithtechnological mediation, my main epistemology is based on Cognitive Sciences (i.e. Embodied Perspective – Varela, Maturana, Noah Gallagher, Clark, etc.) and Digital Culture studies. My research Cognitive Science and Arts/Dance is discussed in thedisciplineBody and Cognitionthat I teach in theGraduate PrograminTheater and Dance (PPGAC/UFBA).


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Credit: Dancer and artist in Art Media (Dance with technological mediation). Master andPhD inCommunicationand Semiotics(PUC SP). PostDoctorate inNetworkedPerformancebySonicArts ResearchCentre(UK). Professor at theFederal Universityof Bahia(IHAC and PPGAC)

Summary

Master (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) in Communication and Semiotics at PUC / São Paulo. Post Doctorate at Sonic Arts Research Centre (UK) with project “Dramaturgies of Tele-Sonorous Body”. Professor of the Humanities Institute of Arts and Sciences Prof. Milton Santos and the Graduate Program in Dance and Theater (University of Bahia). Leader of the Research GroupTechnological Poetics Director of the MAPA D2 platform . Since the 90’s research the relationship between dance and new technologies. Author of books: Open Body: Cunningham, Dance and New Technologies (SP: Fapesp / Educ, 2002) and Dance in Digital Culture (BA: Fapesb / Edufba, 2006), also several articles published in national and international journals such as Nouvelles de Danse (Belgium), International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (UK) and Culture and Globalization (USA). In 2006, was awarded the Monaco Dance Forum with the “UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts – New Technologies” and an Artist Residency at the renowned National Centre choregraphique – Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provance, France, where he conceived “Le Moi , Le Crystal and L ‘Eau “. She is a researcher with CNPq Research Productivity. Since 2005, conducts research in dance telematics (Networked Performance), being responsible for creating the first work using the advanced academic telecommunication networks in Brazil.

Official Brazilian curriculum: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1331182190350647