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Catalina Insignares

Catalina Insignares is a Colombian cho­re­o­grap­her and dan­cer based in Brussels. She’s inte­rested in how to use the sen­so­ri­al and fic­ti­o­nal means of the body and of touch to devel­op ways to com­mu­ni­ca­te with the invisible.

Her prac­ti­ce inclu­des a duet dan­ced with a par­ti­ci­pant over a few weeks (us as a use­less duet - 2015), a night rea­ding addres­sed to slee­ping bodies (use­less land — 2017), and sen­so­ry prac­ti­ces that lis­ten to the con­nec­ti­ons we have with the dead (lands­ca­pes of the dead — 2019 and to know the vul­tu­res so well - 2022). She always works in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on and long term asso­ci­a­ti­ons for cho­re­o­grap­hy, dra­ma­tur­gy, tea­ching and per­for­man­ce.

Since 2015, she col­la­bo­ra­tes with Carolina Mendonça, main­tai­ning a very clo­se com­pli­ci­ty in dif­fe­rent man­ners of wor­king together. And sin­ce 2017, she has been wor­king with Myriam Lefkowitz as a per­for­mer and also in a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on that see­ks to infil­tra­te sen­so­ry prac­ti­ces from the soci­al and poli­ti­cal rea­li­ties of exi­led peo­p­le (La facultad).

From 2019 to 2022 Catalina devel­o­ped her research as part of DAS THIRD in Amsterdam. Since 2019 she is a co-cura­tor at the Gessnerallee in Zurich.

© Catalina Insignares.