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 and Independent 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 has directed several pieces, such as ‘Lecturas de un Crimen en Tercera Persona’ (Readings of a Crime in Third Person), ‘MÓVIL’ (Mobile), ‘de la belleza’ (On Beauty), ‘Sin Título Aparente’ (No Apparent Title), ‘En el Nombre’ (In The Name Of), ‘L’, ‘2 una palabra’ (2 One Word) and ‘de borde’ (on border). Along with this, she has also directed collaborative projects such as ‘Esquina Abierta (Primeras colaboraciones)’ (Open Corner, First Collaborations) and ‘Esquina Abierta / Segundas Colaboraciones’ (Open Corner / Second Collaborations).
She had been awarded three times with FONDART – the Chilean Government grant – for creating and producing choreographic works (2007, 2009, 2011) as well as scholarships and internships (2011).
She also has experience in terms of Management working at Red Danza Independiente, an organisation devoted to promoting Dance through networking, and also curated dance within Festival Días de Danza at Centro Cultural de España in Chile for three years.
She has been awarded Becas-Chile 2015 and 2018, Scholarship for postgraduate studies by The Advanced Human Capital Program, of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). She is one of the Recipients of the 2016-17 Gill Clarke Bursary – Leverhulme Arts Scholars Award, awarded by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance for students in the Dance Professional Pathway.
She is currently doing a PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her research is based on somatic-based improvisation and the notions of difference and encounter. By connecting somatics with feminist posthumanism and new materialism, 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)