Paula Montecinos Oliva is a chilean choreographer, sonic artist and researcher based in Amsterdam. She works with sound, bodies, vibrations and transduction to explore the performativity, agency and mobilizing potential of movement, voice and  embodiment. Her research includes the experimentation with sonic technologies, written matter and somatic movement, creating hybrid formats of performances, concerts and installation that aim to create spaces of relationality beyond the individual. Current projects involve the work with anarchival sonic practices, as counter-narrative to hegemonic and monotonic worldviews and epistemologies. Paula’s work has been presented in art institutions, independent venues and public spaces in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and England. She graduated from the MA DAS Choreography at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, collaborates with South Bom Bom platform and teaches somatic movement laboratories with Papaya Kuir Collective community.

Paula was co-founder of cultural projects such as Independent Dance Network in Santiago de Chile, Traspasos Editorial Action and Transforma Scenic Circuit, initiatives that shared the common object to promote and activate collaboration and knowledge production in dance and performative arts.

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