July 17, 2012

- CV - Marisa Quintela

• Lic. Marisa Quintela

Choreographer, performer, teacher and Movement Researcher

In Argentina, she was formed with the Argentinian artist Flora Martinez and integrated her group of "Choreoformography" (fusion of visual arts and dance). She continued her professional development in Holland, where she lived for four years (1999-2003) and studied technique and composition with international grandmasters. She was invited as Guest Student at E.D.D.C. (European Dance Development Centre), worked as an assistant and performer in dance projects for renowned choreographers, presented her own choreography works and served as a teacher in various cities.

Upon her return to Buenos Aires, she worked as choreographer and performer in many situations and events: World Festival of Buenos Aires Tango, II Buenos Aires Independent Dance Festival -Pocket Dance, “Experiences on Stage” at the Borges Cultural Centre, Cocoa Festival 10 years, 22nd Congress on Dance Research in Athens (CID-UNESCO), International Dance Theatre Festival "La Plata City on the Move", National Ecological Forum 2008 (UTN Avellaneda), among others.

Two of her works released, "Greenhouse Effect"(2007) and “Sole.No.ID (3D)” (2010), received the subsidy of Prodanza (Ministry of Culture,Buenos Aires City Government) and the support of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands. “Sole.No.ID (3D)” investigates, as world premiere, the interaction of the live performing arts and 3D technology, using a new color decomposition technique. The work was selected to participate in the Festival Enlaces: Thematic Art, Science and Technology of the Untref (National University of Tres de Febrero). In 2012 premiers with great success “Danza a Upa”, a dance work for babies between 8 months to 3 years of age, with the production of Proyecto Upa.

As a teacher, she is deeply involved in the investigation of concepts of traditional Chinese medicine applied to movement, and in the development of a method that adapted Meridian Stretching to therapeutic Fisoballs. She has been teaching her technique to professionals in different areas since 2005. The method participated in the 22nd World Congress on Dance Research in Athens (Cid Unesco), in the 14th International Congress of Sports, Fitness and Quality of Life Master Class for Rehabilitation Exercises at NEF schools, among others.

As an artist manager and producer, she co-organizes the International Cocoa Dance Festival, an event that has been supported by important entities, such as Iberescena, the National Theater Institute, Prodanza, the Patronage Law, Prins Claus fund., and the French Embassy, among others. She is a member of the Committee Board of the Association of Independent Contemporary Dance Theatre Choreographers (Cocoa Datei).

She is Member of International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), Bachelor of Information Systems graduated from USAL University, actively participates in projects of ecology and sustainable development and finished studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Neijing Foundation Argentina where she continues the Post Grade Level and does medical practices.

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