Andrea Torres Viedma
BA (Hons) in Dance and Postgraduate Diploma on Foundations for Contemporary Critique for Performing Arts, both at Universidad de Chile. MFA Creative Practice awarded by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Independent Dance, and Siobhan Davies Dance, UK. Since 2008 she has been teaching and doing her own choreographic work and she also has been dancing with different choreographers, performing both nationally and internationally.
Concerning choreography and creative practice she is the co-founder of TorresRojas CuerpoCreativo, a creative realm for the performing arts (2007-2014) where she directed several pieces, as well as collaborative projects. She also has experience in terms of Management working at Red Danza Independiente, and also has curated dance within Festival Días de Danza at Centro Cultural de España in Chile for three years.
She has been awarded FONDART – the Chilean Government grant – for creating and producing choreographic works, for scholarships and internships, and for dance research. Likewise, she has been a Recipients of Becas-Chile (2015 and 2018) – Scholarship for postgraduate studies awarded by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). She is also one of the Recipients of the 2016-17 Gill Clarke Bursary – Leverhulme Arts Scholars Award, awarded by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance.
Currently, she is part of Kuriche an online platform committed to disseminate research and artistic practices addressing the notion of ‘Afro’ within the chilean context. She also continues with her teaching and choreographic work.
In addition, she is doing a PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her research is focused on contemporary dance improvisation in Chile and the notions of difference, encounter and stillness. By connecting chilean contemporary dance with Feminism in the South / Southern feminisms, the research aims to devise an original practice concerned with finding different ways of encountering others (practitioners) when improvising, for moving together in responsible ways.
(Photograph: Fabian Cambero)