Rita Vilhena is a Portuguese choreographer and researcher on dance and movement in cultural or religious acts in different communities and the body as culture or sacred place. Since 2003 she has been a professional dancer and her main motivation is the idea of transformation and participation, driven by intuition and pleasure. Her latest works “#VIBRA #DOR” and “Corpo Santo” are a mark of her artistic journey with interest in Ritual and Performance. In 2005 he created Baila Louca improvisation and performance in Rotterdam, the city where he lived (2002-2015). BL was born from an individual challenge, to give visibility and make collaborations with artists who inspired her. She teaches dance at Superior Dance School in Lisbon and in The Netherlands, and is part of the national and international community of Contact Improvisation.
She is graduate from Superior Dance School (IPL), Rotterdam Academy of Dance (CODARTS), and a master in Performing Arts (FCSH); she worked as a scholarship holder at the INET-md Scientific Research Centre for Dance and Musicology. www.ritavilha.com/www.bailalouca.com