Like an Idiot
by Cristina Moura

Cristina Moura's solo urban dance work "Like an Idiot" is an inner landscape of dancing with oneself – funny, physical, political, impulsive. This innovative work, which had its premiere at the Panorama Festival in Rio de Janeiro, can be described as a choreographic and performance study extending from different impulses – sometimes physical, sometimes thematic. In a sense, the dancer creates a duo with herself – being herself and being the other, or being the many others that she discovers inside herself. The body becomes a site for transformation, a storehouse of emotions.

Cristina Moura was born in Rio de Janeiro. She studied dance in Brasilia. Soon she was appearing with such outstanding international companies as Ballet de La B., Belgium; Rui Horta, Portugal; and L´Equissse, France. In addition to her achievements as a dancer and choreographer, she has toured extensively in Europe and South America. Cristina Moura has worked as a teacher at universities, dance schools and workshops in Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, and Norway. Her Miami performance is part of a U.S. Performing Americas Tour.

In addition, "Not Yet" – a mixed ability work by German choreographer Gerda Konig, danced by Elana Lanczi and John Beauregard – will be performed. "Not Yet" is dedicated to the memory of Homer Avila.

We thank those who support us. We believe that community involvement is essential. Performing Americas is a program designed and supported by Arts International to increase artistic exchange in the Western Hemisphere, through funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. In addition, Performing Americas is supported by the National Performance Network through funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday & Saturday
April 8-9, 2005
8:30 pm

Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street
Miami Beach, FL