Organisation: Kaleidoscopic Arts
Bio: Lucia is a German-Chilean dance artist currently spending a year in Santiago de Chile, but continuing her work for Kaleidoscopic Arts remotely. She is a freelance dancer and choreographer of Lucidez Dance. She dances contemporary, jazz, show and samba. As a creator and choreographer she is interested in how historic developments affect our personalities and our behaviour and in the formation, manifestation and communication of identity, in particular female identity and cultural and national identity. Her work has been presented at Ensemble Perpetuo presents Cityscapes, Dance Film Festival UK, MOVEment for Change, Breeze Creatives Film Night, CrisisArt Festival, Fragments of Cities (both Italy), Pixels of Identity (Argentina) and Blue Cloud Scratch (London).
Kaleidoscopic Arts was founded by dance artists and independent choreographers Konstantina Skalionta and Lucia Schweigert in 2014.
Together they oversee all aspects of running Kaleidoscopic Arts. In 2015 Cecilia Berghäll joined them as general assistant.
It is our mission to support emerging female choreographers in making and promoting their work and making it accessible to a diverse audience, as well as advancing their careers. We want to enable dance and non-dance audiences to experience the diversity and excellence of work by female choreographers. We respond in this way to the issue that the current UK contemporary dance scene is dominated, not in quality and quantity, but in publicity and popularity, by male choreographers.
We showcase exciting, experimental, moving, beautiful, thought-provoking and stimulating contemporary dance works by emerging female choreographers.
Each platform takes place in an unconventional space and opens the floor for a post-performance Q&A.
We also organise professional development meetings and work in progress sharings for emerging female choreographers.