Espacio Danza is a Centre for the Development, Diffusion and Investigation of Contemporary Dance in Bolivia.
Since it is creation, march 2007, we have been offering permanent workshops, primarily for children and working with the aim to fortify a body-mind connection.
One of the main objectives of Espacio Danza is to strengthen dance art in Bolivia. For this we are trying to develop an exchange platform which may benefit professional dancers and choreographers with the possibility to confront their work with notable international artists.
In March of 2007 we had the honor to work with Mr. Gerardo Agudo, dancer, choreographer and pedagogue, Director of Nang Teatro, Argentina.
On April 2008 we had the pleasure to host Bernardo Rubinstein from Mexico with his project “La memoria histórica y el enfrentamiento entre victimas y verdugos, una reflexión de los procesos contemporáneos de deshumanización” (historical memory and the confrontation between victims and the executioner, a reflection about the dehumanizing contemporary processes)
María José Rivera
Founder of Espacio Danza.
Initiated her dance studies in classical ballet at the age of eight. Subsequently she participated in various workshops of ballet, contemporary, modern dance and theatre in Cuba, U.S.A., Switzerland, México and the Netherlands.
On 2005 she graduated as a Choreographer at the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico.
Her actual interest is focused in performance arts; primarily dance, as a visual art.
Since 1988 she has been in the main theatres within Bolivia and Mexico, and had individual presentations en the United States. She has participated in various festivals in Bolivia and Mexico. As an independent artist she has participated in Festival ANDANZA 06 and 07, at the XII Internacional Dance Festival “Habana Vieja, Ciudad en Movimiento” in Cuba and recently has received the danceWEB scholarship to attend ImpulsTanz 08 in Wien, Austria.
She has collaborated with Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and Universidad Católica Boliviana as a teacher and choreographer, and continuously works with the Ballet Municipal de El Alto and Summa Artis, and complementary teaches at the Sub Alcaldía de Mallasa.
Initiated her dance studies in classical ballet. Complementary has taken many workshops in Bolivia and the United States.
She has performed with Summa Artis and Ballet Municipal de El Alto, where she has also teached.
On 2005 has worked with Frederik Theatre in Mexico City.
At the present she is pursuing her dance degree in France.