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IMG 6679Ricardo 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


 

CAREER

2019 "Black Memories on White Bones" in Bordeaux, France
2019 Interaction "Out of Many, One!"
2019 Borders and Corners working in a process with Grupo Oito
2018 Concept and direct with Grupo Oito the Know-go-Zones 
2017 Created and directed with Grupo Oito the Unrestricted Contact
2017 Research Center of Performing Arts and Dance 2017 of Senate Office of Berlin - Cultural Affaires 
since 2013   Guiding by the "Get Physical Process" and creating the "JOBS Project series" with Grupo Oito
since 2012 Developing the "Oito Solos + 1" plattform with Grupo Oito
since 2011 Directing the creative process with Grupo Oito like Perception, Sight and Part of You
2011 Dance scholarship of the Senate Office of Berlin – Cultural Affaires
2008 and 2009 2 projects with the subject "Everyday racism" and "Foreign hostility" with youngsters with differently cultural origins in the public space
2007 Did the Research process at TO BE STRAIGHT WITH YOU at DV8 Physical theater in London, UK
since 2006 Teaching the body work „Get Physical Process“ developed by him to professional dancers on open class
since 2006 Artistic Director from Grupo Oito
2006 Founded the dance company Grupo Oito in Berlin
2006 Worked with Sasha Waltz in Berlin
2006 Worked with Felix Ruckert in Berlin
2005 Worked with Ahn Eun-Me in Berlin
2005 Worked with Felix Ruckert in Berlin
2004 Worked with Sommer Ulrickson in Berlin
2003 Moved to Berlin where he has worked with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Constanza Macras and researched with Sasha Waltz
2002 Ricardo moved to Germany attending an invitation from the Staatstheather Kassel where he worked with Ana Mondini
1993 Ricardo is hired by Grupo Corpo where he worked with the choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras during eight years and attended to the classical ballet with the maestros Gustavo Mollajoli and Bettina Bellomo
1989 He began his professional carrier dancing with the Centro Mineiro de Danças Clássicas under the direction of the master Carlos Leite and Maria Clara Sales
1989 Ricardo joined the Grupo de Dança Camaleão under the direction of Marjorie Quast and Bettina Bellomo
1987 Ricardo start his dance studies on Harmonia Studio de Dança
1986 Ricardo studied Regional Capoeira with Chicão Master at the Governed School Carlos Lacerda

 

 

SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

2011 Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen - BMC
2007 Lloyd Newson – Improvisation
2004 - 2005 Cena 11 - SKR
2004 Kurt Koegel - Contact Improvisation
2004 Khosro Adibi - Bodentechnik
2003 Gabriel Castillo - Contemporary Dance, Improvisation
2002 Hisako Horikawa - Butoh
2002 Katie Duck - Improvisation
2001 Thomas Kampe - Contact Improvisation, Feldenkrais
2001 Giovanni Aguiar - Contact Improvisation
2001 Fernanda Lippi - Contemporary Dance
2001 Lisa Nelson - Contact Improvisation
2000 Tuca Pinheiro - Contemporary Dance
1999 Tica Lemos- Contact Improvisation
1999 Osman Kassen Khelili - Contemporary Dance

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 | 2019

Get Physical Process
 
at Mime Centrum; Berlin Germany

2011 | 2015 Get Physical Process
at Naunyn Ritze; Berlin Germany
2013 | 2015 Get Physical Process
at Micadance, Paris, France
2010 Get Physical Process
2010 | 2011 | 2012 Get Physical Process
Formation Curse at Etage, Berlin, Germany
2009 Get Physical Process
at Studio 3, Madrid, Spain
2009 - 2012 PROFI-TRAINING to cie. toula limnaios, 
Berlin, Germany
2008 Get Physical Process
profi-training at Tanzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2007 Get Physical Process
profi-training at Tanzfabrik. Berlin, Germany
2007 Get Physical Process
profi-training at Dock 11, Berlin, Germany
2006 JANGADA DANCE
intensive workshop at Academia Jangada, Berlin, Germany
2006 MOVING FROM INSIDE OUT 
workshop at Academia Jangada, Berlin, Germany
2006 REGRAS EM JOGO 
workshops at Alice-Salomon-Fachhochschule-ASFH Berlin
2005 REGRAS EM JOGO
workshops at Academia Jangada, Berlin, Germany
2005 DANCE CONTEMPORARY 
workshop at University Federal of Viçosa, in Viçosa, Brasil
2004 PUTTING THE RULES INTO THE GAME 
workshop at Núcleo Artistisco in Belo Horizonte, Brasil
2004 PUTTING THE RULES INTO THE GAME 
workshop at Laster Studio in Brussels, Belgium
2002 - 2003 Workshops at Ballet Studio Barbara Fischer in Kassel, Germany
2002 Workshops to the Dance Company at Staatstheater Kassel, Germany
1991 - 1993 Teacher and coordinator of Studio Harmonia de Dança in BeloHorizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil

 

CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION, CREATION & ORGANIZATION 

2019 Out of Many, One! 
HAU 2, Berlin
2019 Black Memories on White Bones (choreography)
Bordeaux, France
2018 Know-go-Zones (Concept, direction)
PAF event, urban interaction, Berlin
2017 Unrestricted Contact (director, choreography)
Bauhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
2017 Permanent Beunruhigung vol. 1 (Creator, Performer)
Bauhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
2015 Part of You (director, choreography)
Bauhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
2012 Sight (director, choreography)
Bauhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
2012

Monopoly (director, choreography)
EuroPolis event, Bottrop, Germany

2011 Perception (director, choreography)
Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
2010 OHNE MOOS NIX LOS (choreography) 
Grips Theater, Berlin, Germany
2010 Dance for Sale (concept, choreography)
Academia Jangada, Ballhaus Nauny, Germany and France
2009 DANCE AGAINST RACISM (Artistic direction)
Academia Jangada, Berlin, Germany
2009 RADIO TRANSPORTER (concept, choreography)
Academia Jangada and Hau 3, Berlin, Germany
2008 LET’S GO TO NO GO (artistic direction) 
Zingst and Berlin, Germany
2008 Bodies in Pieces (concept, choreography)
Academia Jangada, Berlin, Germany
2007 Washing Line Game (concept, choreography) 
Academia Jangada. Berlin, Germany 
2007 PIZZICATO (choreography)
Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany
2006 IN video-dance (creator) 
in Berlin, Germany
2006 Don´t stop body installation (creator) 
in Berlin, Germany
2004-2005 Tio Zé (creator) 
in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais \ Brasil
2003 POÇO (choreography) with Marise Dinis
in Potsdam, Germany
2003 FRAGMENTE (organization) with Marise Dinis
in Kassel, Germany
2003 DER MANN IN HUNDERHALSBAND, OHNE HUND (creator) 
in Kassel, Germany
2001 LABIRINTO (director) 
in Macacos, Minas Gerais / Brasil
2000 PÉTALAS DA SOLIDÃO (choreographer) 
with Elvécio Guimarães and Ricardo Figueredo
in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

DANCE & PERFORMANCE

2019 Borders and Corners (Grupo Oito)
2019 Out of Many, One! solo interaction
2018 -2019 UBUNTU (collaboration)
2017 -2019 Unrestricted Contact (Grupo Oito)
2017 Permanente Beuruhigung vol.1 (collaboration)
2015 Part of You (Grupo Oito)
2015 Untitled (Solo)
2012 Shoot First (Solo)
2012 Sight (Grupo Oito)
2011 FERNE NÄHE (Sommer Ulrickson), Dresden
2010 Dance for Sale (Grupo Oito)
2009 Register, Tanz! Heilbronn
2009 IN, Metanationale
2009 LA NOCHE DE LOS TEATROS (Improvisation, Spain)
2007 MESSIAH GAME (Felix Ruckert)
2006 DIALOGUE 06 – Radial System (Sasha Waltz)
2006 SECRET SERVICE (Felix Ruckert)
2005 LET ME CHANGE YOUR NAME (Ahn Eun-Me)
2005 MESSIAH GAME (Felix Ruckert)
2004 - 2005 Tio Zé (Ricardo de Paula)
2004 CREATURES OF HABIT (Sommer Ulrickson)
2004 HOMO SACER (Christoph Winkler)
2004 SCRATCH NEUKÖLLN (Constanza Macras)
2004 Improvisation with Kalle Kalima, Berlin
2003 POÇO (Marise Dinis e Ricardo de Paula)
2003 DER MANN IM HUNDEHALSBAND, OHNE HUND – Solo (Ricardo de Paula)
2003 participated in search at INSIDEOUT PROJECT (Sasha Waltz) in Berlin
2002 BUTTERFLY, LAMBARENA, WIESO NICHT, WUNDERVOLL GERSHWIN (Ana Mondini) in Kassel
2001 Acted in the dance film THE ASHES OF GOD, a production of the English Cinema, Company Maverick Motion and the English Dance Company Zikzira Physical Theatre
2001 LABIRINTO (Ricardo de Paula)
2000 O CORPO (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1998 BENGUELÊ (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1997 PARABELO (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1996 BACH (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1994 CANÇÕES (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1994 SETE OU OITO PEÇAS PARA UM BALÉ CANÇÕES (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1993 NAZARETH (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1993 MISSA DO ORFANATO VARIAÇÕES  (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1993 ENIGMA (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1992 21 (Rodrigo Pederneiras)
1992 Brasil (Luís Arrieta, Carlota Portela, Holly Cavrell and others)