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Paola Madrid

A Mexican dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, she is the artistic director of her own dance organisation, SORTA Project, which includes dance productions, improvisation and educational activities, including the movement research courses that have been running since 2013.

Her choreographic work includes the dance and music performance My heart’s revolution (2018) premiered at the Festival Differenti Sensazioni | Officine Caos in Turin, Italy; AFTER (2019), “Eternal” premiered at the XXXV Festival Internacional José Limón (2022) and the video dance Soft touch to death (2022) in collaboration with Johan Legraie. Paola Madrid / SORTA Project is currently working with Francisco Cordova / Physical Momentum and Raúl Mendoza / Etudio 8291 on DE CONSTRUCTION (to be premiered in April 2023).

Paola Madrid has been teaching Layers of Expression and Movement Research as dance training methods since 2013. Paola is regularly invited to teach in various institutions such as: Tictac Art Centre (Brussels), La Manufacture- Haute école des arts de la scène (Lausanne), Konzervatoř Duncan Centre (Prague), Universidad de Sonora (Hillo), CENART (México).
Paola’s dance work has been deeply inspired by David Zambrano for years, Peter Jasco, Yamila Ríos; and by Kelly McKinnon during her anatomy and Pilates studies.

Paola has received several artistic awards and grants, including the : Bureau International Jeunesse Wallonie – Bruxelles, Programa de Jóvenes Creadores PECDA-FECAS 2017-2018, Programa de Estudios en el Extranjero FONCA-CONACYT 2011-2012, and Desarrollo Artístico Individual FECAS 2010-2011 and 2012-2013.

Paola Madrid continues to develop her own methods of body research, stage composition and performance. She currently lives in Mexico and Belgium.