Contaminated Dance

Marianela Boán

Choreographic creation and composition, improvisational strategies and research methods that belog to the aesthetic assumptions of DanzAbierta in which movement is the base of an open expressionto other possibilities like voice, gesture, emotion. The functioning of literality and dramaturgy in the choreographic construction. The role of intuition and chance during the stimulating, observation and selection process. The creation of an strategy for surprise, the unexpected.


Marianela Boán graduated from the National School of Dance in 1971 and Hispanic Literature and Language from Havana University in 1981. For 15 years she worked as a dancer and choreographer for the dance company, Contemporary Dance of Cuba, which toured internationally. In 1988, she founded DanzAbierta where she has created a signature style mixing visual arts, theater, singing and music with dance. Her other choreography works have included the Cuban National Ballet, Venezia Balleto, and film works in Cuba, Canada, and Spain.

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