Sofia Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and works in Contemporary Dance both in the fields of creation and formation. She is a choreographer, teacher of contemporary dance, artistic director of the project "Criar a Colaborar" and an ATLA Association board member.
She began her dance training with Paula Careto and in Rui Horta Dance School. She 0also has a Degree from Lisbon Superior Dance School (Escola Superior de Dança).Has conducted workshops with: Clara Andermatt, João Fiadeiro, Paulo Ribeiro, Francisco Camacho, Bernardo Montet, Pedro Berdayes, Dieter Heitkamp, Tere O’Connor, Nigel Charnock, Ramon Oller, Javier de Frutos, Catherine Diverrés, Wolfgang Mass, Samuel Western, Donna Uchizono, Martha Moore, Wilson Domingues. Participated in the "Danse Bassin Méditerranée", and attended the courses: "Awareness of Modern and Contemporary Art" at CCB, "Contemporary Critical Thought" at UNIPOP, "Introduction to the History of Art" at Ar.Co, "Financing Organizations and Cultural Projects" at Suggestus and “Theatrical Dance Cycle of the XX century”, directed by José Sasportes.
She began her work as a choreographer in 1994, presented performances in Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Scotland, Luxembourg and Palestine. Participated in festivals such as: Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Palestine); Fontys Dance Festival (Netherlands); Escena Contemporánea (Spain); Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland); Almada Dance Fortnight; Dance Festival For 4 stations; Contemporary Dance Festival in Portimão; International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes; Dance Festival in Leiria and Various Materials Festival.She also highlights the presentation of their work under: 2001 - Oporto European Capital of Culture, as a choreographer invited in 2000 at the Superior Dance School and 2007 - Luxembourg European Capital of Culture. Co-founded the Miner.Ponto.Va project and founded the project "Criar a Colaborar". Directed workshops and classes at: ACCCA, ACT, Sintra Academy of Dance, Suicide Bomb, CCB, Oliva Floor, CPBC, Vocational School of Dance of Caldas da Rainha, School Fernão do Pó, Inestética, Pró.Dança e Teatro Extremo and Visaginásio.
Lisbon , Portugal
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