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Choreographer and dancer rebeca medina arias is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She attended the dance school Danza Común in Bogotá while studying anthropology of the body at Los Andes University. After graduating in 2007, her choreographic questions and ideas about interdisciplinarity led her to obtain a master’s degree in theater and live arts from the National University of Colombia in 2011. That same year she moved to New York City, where for twelve years she collaborated with theater companies, choreographers, video artists, poets, photographers, musicians, and herbalists, among others. Her main territory of movement is improvisation.


As an artist, activist and weaver she is interested in nature; plants, animals and processes of migration and connection. She has had the privilege of performing and collaborating with the theater company Sister Sylvester, playwright Agnes Borinsky, Choteographers Dai Jian, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks, Megan Byrne, Alex Zaccarello, Tatyana Tenembaum, and Miriam Parker, among many others.



Between 2009 and 2020, rebeca has been granted various dance residencies in Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela and the United States.
Since 2014 she has organized spaces for interdisciplinary practices. She curated and produced the monthly dance series Dåncēhølø in Ridgewood, Queens, in 2018 and 2019. As a community activist, rebeca has worked with The New Sanctuary Coalition as part of its court accompaniment program, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation. She has also spent time working with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization located in southern Arizona dedicated to giving aid in solidarity with migrants in the desert.

She recently moved to Urbana, Illinois where she gave birth to her second child and where she continues her artistic practice in conversation with motherhood.

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