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OLGA BARRIOS

Choreographer and dancer- Artistic director Vanguardia Dance- Colaborator of multidisciplinary projects

 

ABOUT

Olga is a multi-award winner artist, she has collaborated with theater, musical and dance companies as well in multidisciplinary projects in Canada, USA and Colombia. She holds an MFA in dance at York University of Toronto. Olga is original from Bogotá- Colombia and currently working with exchange projects between Colombia and Canada.

“I consider the arts a basic link in the process of building community and society.   As a choreographer and dancer that lives in a contemporary world I explore my personal reality as a woman whose life is affected by cultural heritage but also by global information, technology and all the movement in time, space. and energy.

The dialogue and contrast between movement, sound, music, gesture, voice and context are  important elements in the development of my creations. I am interested in multidisciplinary works and I pursue the collaboration with artists from different cultural backgrounds that work with performing and visual arts.”

Olga 

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REPERTOIRE

Portafolio of works

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MESTIZA

Dance instalation premiered at Museo del Oro Tairona in Santa Marta, Colombia. 2019

CABARET CARNAVAL

A hidrid dance work premiered at Quinta de San Pedro Santa Marta, Colombia 2018-19

THE ECHOE OF A HAIR

Stories of Hair
Premiered as short piece in 2016, Toronto
and as full lengh work in 2018, Colombia

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GENOVEVA

Inspirted in the book "Tejedora de Coronas".   2017

PETUNIA

A ritmic and rebel "comun" flower. Powerful solo by Olga.

BLUE TRAWL

A contemporary dance work inspired by the colombian caribean.
Creation Research Grant in Dance, Colombian Ministry of Culture 2014. Premiered in Santa Marta, Colombia.

 
CALENDAR
Artistic Residency in Colombia
Thu, Feb 13
Residencia Canibal
Feb 13, 5:00 PM – Mar 13, 9:00 PM
Residencia Canibal, Barrio abajo, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Come to Barranquilla for Carnivals, at the Canibal Residency. You can join Olga experimenting with in the work Cabaret Carnaval, or you can just explore any aspect of the Carnivals. Call open to artists of diverse disciplines: Visual artists, writers, photographers, sound artists, choreographers.
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Wind in the leaves collective and allies- At Citadel Toronto
Thu, Jan 09
Toronto
Jan 09, 2025, 11:50 AM
Toronto, citadel toronto
Premier of "Femine in tea" and remount of "Lonely Woman". Choreography by Olga Barrios. With artists Monica Gontovnik, Norma Araiza, Victoria Mata, Irma Villafuerte, Aria Evans, Kelly Jenesusse.
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WORKSHOP BODY AND LANDSCAPE, SANTA MARTA
Sat, Jan 11
Pozos Colorados
Jan 11, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pozos Colorados, Pozos Colorados, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Starting 2020, with all the energy of the ocean in the beach of Pozos Colorados. With this ritual Olga opens a year of movement!!
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WORSKSHOP IN SANTA MARTA
Sat, Dec 14
Playa Pozos Colorados
Dec 14, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Playa Pozos Colorados, Pozos Colorados, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Last event for 2019, with a class in the beach of Pozos Colorados. With this ritual Olga closes a fantastic year full of movement!!
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Dance is poetry in movement

 

COLLABORATIONS

Working with diverse projects

One important aspect of Olga´s work is sharing ideas and explorations with artists and projects of diverse geograpraghies and pulsions.  Thus, here are the currently collaborations.

TRIANGLE PROJECT COLLECTIVE

Interdisciplinary work

Choreographer Olga Barrios (Colombian/Canadian), performance artist/activist Coman Poon (Chinese-Canadian/Settler-immigrant) and musician/composer Edgardo Moreno developped  The triangle project, a cross-disciplinary and polyaesthetic artistic conversation across physical and technologically mediated distance, where three artists from three different latitudes send signals to each other in order to transmute the space between.

FEMININ IN TEA

A dance theatre work

A new work,  co-created by Olga Barrios and Monica Gontovnik, departing from the poems of the book Feminin in tea by Monica Gontovnik.   With guest performer Norma Araiza. Recently presented in Toronto at the Citadel.

PATAEGANSO PLATFORM

A performative space in Barranquilla, Colombia

Co-directed and created by Olga Barrios and Tania Iglesias, since august 2017 in Barranquilla, Colombia. 
PATA E GANSO  (goose leg) is a space open to impulse artistic scenic creation and production of works.

The colective has a constant open call for artists in different levels of thier career, and it is also a space  open to present works in different moments of development.



 
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