Ricardo de Paula is a Brazilian freelance dance performer and choreographer.
He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He began his dance studies in 1987 at ‘Harmonia Studio de Dança’. Since 1989 he has danced as a professional, being hired by several dance companies.
Recently, the artist has been researching physicality body and developing works of contact improvisation and capoeira.
Linking the intimate experience and the larger history through movement and radical research is a delicate and never-ending quest. "O my body, make me always a man who questions" writes Frantz Fanon as a final plea in his essay Black skins, white masks. This could as well be the closing statement of ten years of Grupo Oito." Marie Yan