Amelia Uzategui Bonilla (USA/PERU)

Dedicated to arts education, performance, and social justice, Amelia’s performing and teaching combines technical prowess and emotional sensitivity. A Peruvian artist and educator, she is a graduate from the Juilliard School’s Dance Division and the Tamalpa Institute’s leadership training. She has worked collaboratively with artists and institutions in Berlin, Croatia, Argentina, throughout Peru and the United States. In 2013, Amelia founded Río Danza Comunitaria in Perú, recognized as an organization that protects water rights through community performance and arts education. Amelia regularly performs and teaches in the United States and Peru.

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Sin Adjetivos (2017)

Solo performance. Length - 8 minutes

Under the framework, "sin adjetivos," Amelia references the teachings of Victoria Santa Cruz (1922-2014,) dance and theater pioneer from Peru. Since their meeting, her personal inquiry shifted to seek art-making without artifice and for a purpose. Sin Adjetivos performances share a scoring practice grounded in movement, autobiographical narrative and the Tamalpa Life/Art process.

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Photo: Scott Tsuchitani

Myth of the Manta

Excerpt from performance, Aug. 2016

Myth of the Manta

Rio Danza Comunitaria (2014-present)

A collective of Peruvian dance teaching artists that use contemporary dance to strengthen community ties and increase visibility for water justice since 2013. They offer performances and workshops to participants of all ages through-out Peru.

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Río Contigo Pucusana

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Working on a solo dance performance, autobiographical performance piece, or just want to get more comfortable with your own creative dancer? Contact to talk with Amelia about signing up for your first private session today. Available for online consultations / ¿Quieres desarrollar un solo para alguna audición o presentación? ¿Buscas desarrollar performance partiendo de material autobiografico, o quizás simplemente deseas sentirte más comod@ fluyendo en movimiento creativo? Regístrese para conversar con Amelia sobre comenzar sus sesión privada hoy. Disponible de forma virtual.
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