Cecilia Lisa Eliceche
Cecilia Lisa Eliceche (Wallmapu, 1986) is a dancer choreographer and dance advocate based between Salvador de Bahia and Brussels. They are traversed by more than 500 years of colonialism in Abya Yala and inspired by ancestral times outside of linearity. The territories she walks inhabit her. They conceive dance as a space to practice otherwise and otherworlds. The culinary arts as well as rituals of death, birth and life sustenance have become central to her work and life. She has worked with Janet Panetta, Etienne Guilloteau, Claire Croize, DD Dorvillier, Eleanor Bauer and has been dancing for more than 10 years with Heather Kravas. Since 2016, they have been sharing life and work with Brazilian artist Leandro Nerefuh and diving in the deep waters of Ayiti. In 2020, with the guidance of Ruro Caituiro, Cecilia with the company of Leandro gave birth to divine Toya. In 2021 she embarked on a 4 year journey to study the Nkisi collection at the Museum of Central Africa together with Tata Xuxuca and Paulo França (from the Candomble Terreiro o Congo tradition Tumba Junsara) and Dr. Khyra Malika Daniels. She’s a co-founding member of Dancing at the Crossroads (As We Walk). Cecilia is thankful to Houngan Jean-Daniel Lafontant, Egbomi Nancy de Souza and Moira Ivana Millan for their teachings and friendship.