LINA GÓMEZ

is a Colombian independent choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Berlin. She received a MA degree in Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance -HZT Berlin and a BA degree in “Communication of the Arts of the Body” with an emphasis on Dance and Theater from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo - PUC-SP in Brazil.


Gómez is awarded the Dance Practice/Tanzpraxis Scholarship 2020-2021 by The Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Her recent choreographic work A Passo di Mulo was supported by the Berlin Senate Einzelprojektförderung 2018 and Wiederaufnahmeförderung 2019. A Passo di Mulo celebrated its premiere in the frame of the Open Spaces Festival co-produced by the Tanzfabrik Berlin. 

Her work Restraint was developed at ada Studio and premiered at Sophiensaele during the Tanztage Berlin 2018. Presented in various venues across Europe, Restraint is also part of the European dance platform Aerowaves Twenty19. Her choreographic research Chão Vazado was supported by the Einstiegsförderung 2017 of the Berlin Senate. 

In collaboration with Julek Kreutzer, Lina developed the project Choreographies of Fear, Responses to Invisible Strategies (2016) during an artistic residency at the Centrum Amarant in Poznan, Poland. Her work Estudosparaocorpocomotradutorpoéticodaimagem (2015) was sponsored by the Goethe-Institute to participate in the Festival Circuito Vozes do Corpo in Brazil.

     

Gómez was/is Artist-in-Residence at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin-DE 2015, BangaloREsidency 2018 - Goethe-Institut in Bangalore-IN, Be Mobile-Create Together! in Istanbul-TK 2019, Fleetstreet Theater in Hamburg-DE 2020, Radialsystem in Berlin-DE 2020 and Villa Kamogawa Goethe-Institut in Kyoto-JP 2021.           

    

Furthermore, she is co-founder of the Companhia Aberta de Dança of São Paulo-BR (2008) and has been developing works collectively (Trabalho em Branco para Público Nenhum, Sapatos Cegos and Entre Eu e Você) there ever since as a choreographer and performer. In addition, Gómez has also worked as a dancer with Yoshiko Chuma, Tino Sehgal, Edson Fernandes and Jorge Garcia, among others. 

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