Aquí, sempre. research residency of Poliana Lima

Dates: March 24 to April 2, 2018


Since she began creating Poliana Lima has been interested in seeing how the traces of personal History go sculpting and modeling the body. I am particularly curious about personal histories. I am intrigued to see how a person's identity is the result of all their lived experiences and how this complex process encompasses so many aspects: intellectual, emotional and physical. As a choreographer Lima is particularly interested in how a dancer's character and personality is expressed in their movement and gestures.

From this curiosity "Here, always" is born as a dance-documentary project about women of different generations. We will investigate the relationship between the passage of time and the perception of time through the body and its movement.

The concept of dance-documentary comes from a parallel with documentary film, where the poetry of the piece is constructed from an already given reality. We will work from the dancers, their movement and their personal stories as a fundamental methodology for the creation of the work.



Poliana Lima (Brazil, 1983) choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Madrid begins her creations in 2011 with the solo Palo en la Rueda. With Atávico, her first ensemble, she was winner of the Act Festival 2016, of the X Certamen de Sabadell 2015 and multi-awarded in the XXVIII Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid in 2014, receiving the first prize, the critics award and the audience award.

In 2013 she is invited to the European project Performing Gender, creating the

performance Cuerpo-trapo, for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia.

In collaboration with Ugne Dievaityte since 2012 she has created two pieces: Es Como Ver Nubes (awarded in the XVI Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid the 2nd prize in the Certamen de Una Pieza, de la Universidad Carlos III, I prize in the Festival Vila Real en Dansa 2014) and FLESH collecting various national and international festivals such as Fringe Edinbugh Festival, Spring Forward Aerowaves, Mercat de Flors, Festival Dansa Valencia; Festival New Baltic Dance, Vilnius,Lithuania; Ventana de La Danza (Madrid en Danza), ES; Korzo,NL).

She is currently developing the piece "Las cosas se mueven, pero no dicen nada" and created a new solo, HUECO.

As a dancer she collaborates with Camille Hanson and regularly with Lucía Marote.

As a teacher she teaches regular classes at Centro Bambúdanza in Madrid, and occasional creation workshops at Descalzinha Danza.