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Esther Rodríguez-Barbero - CV
Performer, choreographer, architect and researcher in the arts. Specialized in contemporary dance together with architectural studies (ETSA Valladolid), she achieved a Master in Performing Arts Practice and Visual Culture by the UCLM in collaboration with the Reina Sofía Museum. Her work operates in-between choreography, performance and architecture, using principles from these disciplines to design artistic and social practices. Her trajectory crosses different contexts activated by using operations of displacement to think about body presence and spatial relations. Lately she designs spatial practices through which the audience can experience alternative ways of engagement with specific places and the elements that are present in daily life routines. By rethinking habits and behaviours she proposes choreographic approaches in order to expand the performative space. Her research addresses the relationships between body, space and place through dance and movement, based on curiosity about the unknown as a driving force. In recent years she has worked mainly between Madrid, Brussels and Barcelona. She has developed several projects of different formats, performance, installation, mediation and coordination and laboratories, in places such as Museo Reina Sofía, Hangar, La Casa Encendida, Ca2m, La Caldera, L’estruch Sabadell, La Poderosa/Fabra i Coats, Teatro Pradillo, Surge Madrid, Intermediae Matadero, Etopia. Centre for Art and New Technologies.