Choreographer and dancer rebeca medina 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. Since then she has been collaborating with theater companies, choreographers, video artists, poets, photographers, musicians and herbalists, among other artists.

 

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

 

Between 2009 and 2019, rebeca has been granted with various dance residencies in Colombia, Uruguay, Chile and the United States. Currently she is a PASS 2020 Artist in residency at Snug Harbor in Staten island where she is developing her new work Jardín Salvaje.

 

Since 2014 she has organized spaces for interdisciplinary practices. Currently she runs the monthly dance series Dåncēhølø in Ridgewood, Queens. As community activist, rebeca is a volunteer for The New Sanctuary Coalition as part of the 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.

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