Biography

After studying political economics and dance training at the National University in Bogota, I lived in Paris, where I attended the Ecole Jacques Lecoq. At the Hochschule der Künste Bern I finished the “Master of Expanded Theater”. I work as a director, peformer, actress, speaker and art mediator and established the artist platform Mandarina & Co. My own works (interactive performances, sound installations, site-specific Audiowalks in the public realm – and radio plays for adults as well as theaters for a young audiences) have been shown in different houses and locations in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg. I love to work across genres and in transdisciplinary contexts mixing fiction and reality, usually based on documentary and biographical contents.

About Me

Nationality:
Colombian & Swiss
Mother tongue:
Spanish
Foreign languages:
German, French and English (very good), Italian (basic)
Member:
SSFV, ACT, VPS, SSA, ASSITEJ

Education

2014
Master of Arts in Theater -Performative Arts, University of the Arts, Berne – Switzerland
2003
Professional training as an actress, Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq & Philippe Gaulier, Paris – France
2001
Cultural Management, Rosario University, Bogota – Colombia
2000
Contemporary Dance – Dance Training, Danza C.O.M.U.N., Bogota – Colombia

Further education (selection)

2018
How do you do? #3 Labor für Tanz- und Theaterschaffende – Theaterfestival AUAWIRLEBEN in Bern

2013
“Where’s the casting please?” With Corinna Glaus Kulturmarkt Zürich

2010
“.. and it works” commentary / voice over, advertising, trick and feature film synchronization, speaking on the microphone. FOCAL Seminars, Recording Studio Z in Zurich

2009
– Video: Camera and film language with Gitta Gsell, EB Zurich
– Performance with Thomas Lehmen (Berlin), Tanzhaus Zürich
– Dance and Characters with Koen Augustijnen (Les ballets C de la B – Belgium), Zurich

2007
– Playing with the Camera with Gilles Tschudi – FOCAL Seminars, Solothurn (CH)
– Action Theater ™ with Ruth Zaporah (USA), Freiburg (D)

2005-2012
Tango training with Matias Facio, Gaston Torelli, Noelia Hurtado, Moira Castellano, Pablo Veron, and Mariano Chicho Frumboli u.a. in Zurich, Basel, Berlin and Buenos Aires

2006
Performance with Nigel Charnock (DV8 physical theater), Tanzhaus Zürich

2004
-Commedia dell’arte with Carlo Boso, Académie Internationale des Arts du Spectacle, Paris – Director, Shakespeare, Theater Anthropology, Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

Awards

2015
Residence “Next Generation” ASSITEJ

2015
International Theater Festival “Augenblick mal! Theater at the Parkaue in Berlin

2014
Scholarships of the SSA for choreographic works. Lausanne

2013
Residence “Next Generation” ASSITEJ International Theater Festival “Schäxpir” in Linz – Austria

2008
Winner of Secondo Theater Festival with own production “Y tu? Wer bisch du? „ Directed by Fabienne Hadorn. City Theater Olten

1999
Honorary Prize at the 2nd ‘Quartiergeschichten Competition’. Co-author with Carlos Reverón “San Victorino Square – meeting place and place of exchange”. Mayor s Office Bogota

Others

2018 Jury member Zuger cultural Subsidies year 2018

2015 – 2016 Jury member Secondo Festival – Theater Tuchlaube Aarau

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