Prof. Rita Aozane Bilibio

Professor of Contemporary Dance, Palucca University of Dance Dresden, Germany.

Born in Brazil, Rita Aozane Bilibio studied dance in Brazil with Jussara Miranda and worked as a dancer with the Muovere Cia de Dança.

She came to Germany in 1998 to continue her dance studies at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. After her dance training, she worked as a freelance dancer with various choreographers in Germany from 2002 to 2013, including Pina Bausch (2004) and Sasha Waltz (2002-2009).

In 2006, a grant from the Kunststiftung NRW enabled her to become more familiar with the works of Wim Vandekeybus, William Forsythe and Alejandro Ahmed (Cena11) as a dancer.

2007-2013 she also worked as a freelance choreographer in collaboration with Damian Gmür and as a freelance lecturer of contemporary dance at various dance institutions, dance companies and universities. In 2010-2013 she studied part-time the M.A. Dance Culture V.I.E.W. at the German Sport University in Cologne. In 2013 she was appointed professor for contemporary dance at the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, where she still works today.

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