Lina Gómez

Lina Gómez, Colombian choreographer and dancer based in Berlin.
She received an MA degree in Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance HZT-Berlin and a BA degree in Communication of the Arts of the Body with  emphasis on Dance and Theatre from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo - PUC-SP in Brazil.

Portrait Lina Gómez © Martina Thalhofer Her recent choreographic research was supported by the Einstiegsförderung 2017 and the Einzelprojektförderung 2018 of the Berlin Senate. Her work Restraint had its premiere in the Tanztage Berlin 2018 at the Sophiensaele Berlin and is part of the Tanznacht Berlin in August 2018. With the support of the Goethe-Institut in 2018, Lina took part in the Encuentro Internacional de Jóvenes Creadores at Taller Casarrodante in Montevideo, Uruguay. Lina’s previous works STAUB [Poeira Surda] (2016) and Devaneios Sobre o Desaparecimento - Träumerei des Verschwindens (2015) were presented at Uferstudios-Berlin in the framework of the MAC Programm-HZT Berlin. In collaboration with Julek Kreutzer, Lina also developed the project Choreographies of Fear, Responses to Invisible Strategies (2016) during an artistic residency at the Centrum Amarant in Poznan, Poland. Her work Estudosparaocorpocomotradutorpoéticodaimagem (2015) was sponsored by the Goethe-Institut to participate in the Festival Circuito Vozes do Corpo in Brazil.

She is also co-founder of the Cia Aberta de Dança of São Paulo-BR (2008) and has been developing works there collectively (Trabalho em Branco para Público Nenhum, Sapatos Cegos and Entre Eu e Você) ever since, as a choreographer and performer. Beneath that, Lina has worked as a dancer and performer with choreographers such as Yoshiko Chuma, Tino Sehgal, Edson Fernandes and Jorge Garcia among others. As a dance teacher, Lina shared her movement practice in Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Germany and Poland. She is, since 2017, guest teacher at the Inter-University Centre for Dance HZT-Berlin. At the Bauhaus University Weimar she gave a movement workshop in Media Arts course in December 2017. In 2015, as part of a cooperation project between the HZT-Berlin and the Folkwang University, Lina taught a workshop focused on her movement research at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Werden-DE. In Brazil, as part of the São Paulo’s Cultural Department
from 2012 to 2014, she was Artistic Mentor and Dance Teacher in the Programa Vocacional –

“As a choreographer, I am interested in how I can prompt endless transformations of the body
and space, and be aware of the specific quality of movement these transformations create. This is developed through involving both dancers and audience in a journey through images, textures and forms, playing with the experiences of feeling, seeing, hearing, and awakening the intensity and the insanity of the imagination.”

During the bangaloREsidency@Attakkalari, I wish to establish a common ground where all the singularities, different artistic approaches and diverse backgrounds of the participants could dialogue and give life to a collective and specific way of work. During the two-months residency my aim is to collect needs and wishes from the people involved in the process, which will be the fuel for the creation of a collective choreography.

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