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Sara is an independent dance artist and 2007 graduate from Bird College, where she studied Musical Theatre and Dance. Following a versatile career in dance, theatre and TV, she began exploring her own movement vocabulary. She currently has an artistic focus to encourage and inspire change through dance. Her most recent piece Frontline raises awareness against human trafficking and child prostitution; inspired by an outreach project in Brazil.
Interweaving experiences and techniques learnt during her time at Alvin Ailey School in New York and most recently exploring Afro Cuban techniques at Danza contemporanea de Cuba (Cuba Danza) in Cuba, Sara enjoys creating emotionally charged work incorporating a variation of urban contemporary dance styles, forcing participants to embrace their individuality.
At present, Sara’s artistic focus is researching philosophies and exploring methodologies that interweave dance theatre, therapy and creative workshops. With this, she aims to develop thought-provoking performances that raise awareness to social and political issues, as well as developing educational workshops that equip participants through dance and creative arts to change a mind-set towards modern day slavery.
As an independent dance artist Sara’s creative mission is to:
Continue working collaboratively with artists across art forms such as film, spoken-word, music and drama to create thought provoking dance theatre work that inspires audiences to stand up for positive change.
Build international relationships with theatres, organisations and companies to expand her multifaceted profile, support her artistic growth and share ideas with like-minded
Impact young women aged between 18-25 offering the opportunity to explore their identity, grow as artists and advance a channel of self-expression.
Sara is former Artistic Director of East London Youth Company and current Artistic Director of Curve Creative Dance Company, a new contemporary dance company run by aspiring artists for aspiring artists in association with Buckinghamshire New University.
Recent Awards and Credits also include:
- IGNiTE resident artist at Trinity Centre – Bristol
- British Council Professional Development Program Edinburgh Fringe 2017
- Neriah Kumah Legacy Gift supported by One Dance UK 2016-17
- One Dance UK - Dancers Mentoring Programme Fellow 2015-16
- Dancer Career Development Retaining 2015-16
List of Works
A 30 minute narrative dance piece that exposes the reality of human trafficking and child prostitution in Brazil. Based on true stories we watch four women who are traded for the enjoyment of others, turn their bodies from money making commodities into self empowered instruments able to express and achieve their full potential.
Twists and Twirls
A 20 minute piece uncovering the true meaning of love. Feeling loved, being loved, demonstrating love, receiving love. Uniquely created for Unveiling Festival 2015.
A solo performance by Sara Dos Santos. Uncovering the pain and frustrations of being an everyday servant but also the hope remaining in all that is heaven bound.
Sara teaches a variety of open contemporary jazz classes throughout the year. Sara is also an associate lecturer at Bucks University.
Recent & Upcoming Dates
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