Choreographer Cristian Duarte is an artist from São Paulo with over 20 years of experience. His background includes training at Estúdio/Cia Nova Dança in São Paulo between 1994-2000 and graduation from P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios) in Brussels/Belgium in 2002. His artistic practice has been marked by the creation of contexts for dance experimentation and training such as the artistic residency Lote, which in addition to encouraging shared work practices, was fundamental to his choreographic action between 2011 to 2018.
He was a visiting professor at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, 2018/2019), SICW – Seoul International Choreography Workshop (2019), DOCH – University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm, 2013/2015) and choreographed for Transitions Dance Company at Laban Center (London, 2003/2006/2009 / 2016). His production has been recognised by the main dance awards in Brazil and presented internationally in countries like Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Singapore, Spain, Holland, France, England, Portugal, Uruguay and Sweden. He was one of the curators of the Artistic Actions of the Sesc de Dança 2019 Biennial.
Among his works are: Let It All Out (2018), What is really happening when something happens? (2017), Ó (2016), Against the Current, Glow for the Stockholm Cullberg Ballet (2015), Biomashup (2014), The Hot One Hundred Choreographers (2011) and Médelei – I am Brazilian (etc) and I never exist (2006).
- Chemical Fictions/Tactile Dramaturgies is his current research zona that looks at fiction as a haptic extension of reality and to chemistry as an agent of emotion that navigates the innards of performativity and its varieties of representation.
- Cristian Duarte in company represents the choreographer’s working structure that involves different artists in his productions.