My name is Xica Lisboa and I am a dancing, teaching and coaching artist.
I am interested in art and somatic practices as a possibility of distinguished use of time and space within the reality in which we live, regarding to subjects such as attention and connection. My concern is the attentive experience of the body as a means of expanding self-perception, awareness and hence presence in the moving body – in and out of stage.
I like to work with performers and non performers, adults and children. I collaborate with dance artists as a performer and dance maker and with artists from theater, illusionism and dance as a performance coach.
Graduated as performer and dance artist in “Communication and Arts of the Body” at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), SP/Brasil, my artistic identity carries the interdisciplinarity of the environment in which I grew, trained and worked, standing out my trainings in somatic methods, clowning, pre-expressivity and dance theater improvisation - as developed by Cia. Nova Danca 4 in SP.
At present I am interested in the existence of continuum in us and the experience of tuning into it through movement. I am expanding my 'moving image awareness' practice to research face expression and its relations with the rest of the body and varied states of being. I am working in collaboration with performers and dance makers Marcela Reichelt (BR) and Pauline Payen (FR).