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Recording: 2019-03-02 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Liliana Barros



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PANTERA, does not remember that she thinks, does and does, but no longer acts. She has almost become one with her thoughts. This fast-changing mental carousel unleashes emotional storms that sometimes discharge themselves as euphoria, then again in sadness. Apparent lightness and in the next moment as a neurotic dramatization of everything. Always moving up to the grotesque and fanciful comedy. A prisoner in his own head. Has it always been that way, or has it come this far? Head births with arms and legs? Like in Rilke’s the panther, in Portuguese Pantera.

Liliana Barros is a Portuguese dancer and choreographer, based in Germany. Graduated with BA in dance at Rotterdam Dance Academy, CODARTS. As a dancer she has worked professionally with Compagnia Zappalá Danza, in Sicily, under direction of Roberto Zappalá, Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln, under direction of Amanda Miller, Ballett des Saarländisches Staatstheater, in Germany, under direction of Marguerite Donlon and later Stijn Celis and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, in Montreal. She has performed both existing works and creations by Amanda Miller, Roberto Zapplá, Itzik Galili, Stephan Thoss, Marco Goecke, Marie Chouinard, Kurt Joss, Stijn Celis, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Alexander Ekman and others. In 2011, she has received the Sponsor Club Preis an Award for Best Dancer, for her outstanding performance in Le Sacre du Printemps.

As a Choreographer, she has created several works for the ensemble of the Saarländisches Staatstheaters such as: ILhektra, Persona, Claritas, Garden of Delight, Menagerie, Sentimental Animals and Collider/Vainglory. She was commissioned by Stijn Celis to create a piece for the Ballet des Saarländisches Staatstheaters, My Name is Legion was premiered in February 2017.

NERVURE is a very acclaimed solo work, which won two prizes at SOLOCOREOGRAFICO Dance Show case in Torino, Italy, in 2017, and was therefore invited to be presented in the Frankfurt Edition and in Lyon. NERVURE has won Best Performance award Copenhagen International Choreography Competition NERVURE has been invited to the Lucky Trimmer Festival at Sophiensaele in Berlin, to TanzOffensive Festival at Commedia Futura, in Hannover and to DanceWaves Festival in Cyprus. NERVURE will continue touring to Taiwan and Malaysia in 2019.

In Theater, she has also designed the stage and costumes for the theater production FaustKampft, a monologue after Goethe, premiered at in 2012 and in 2017 has collaborated, as a choreographer, with the theater director Christopher Hanninger for the theater production “Allons, Enfants” both at Saarländisches Staatstheaters. At Münchener Kammerspieler, Liliana has collaborated recently , as performer and assistant with the theater director Marta Górnicka for the production Jedem das Seine. For the Opera, Liliana has also collaborated as a choreographer with the director and stage designer Ben Baur for La Boheme, at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. In the season 18/19 Liliana has created a new piece for Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig, FUNKELFUCHS and PANTERA, her most recent solo work, as an independent production, which premiered at Commedia Futura last December. Next, Liliana will create a new work for Dance Ensemble of National Theater of Mannheim.


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Cast & Credits

Choreography / Concept / Costumes: Liliana Barros
Performer: Sara Angius
Music: Martin Mitterstieler, Rachmaninov
Light: Asier Solana


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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