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Dani d'Emilia

A transfeminist Italo-Brazilian performance artist and pedagogue working internationally across performance, theatre and visual arts projects. She is a core member of the trans-national performance collective La Pocha Nostra (USA/MX), the art-life performance duo Proyecto Inmiscuir (ES/MX) and the immersive theatre company Living Structures (UK). Her work combines artistic strategies and physical training with discourses stemming from transfeminism, queer/cuir theory and decolonial critique, focusing on the body as a site/situation for encountering and negotiating intersecting and often contradictory notions of identity, difference and desire.  She is interested in performance practice and radical tenderness as landscapes for pedagogical processes of unlearning, modes of embodied co-production of critical knowledge, radical imagination and political agency through affective alliances and languages that go beyond rational and discursive realms.  Her artistic training includes a BA in Devised Theatre and Visual Arts Practices from Dartington College of Arts (Devon, UK); Diploma in Mime & Physical Theatre from the Desmond Jones School (London, UK) and independent training in Devised, Physical & Anthropological Theatre, Performance and Visual Arts practices as well as physical tecnhiques such as Suzuki, Yoga, Butoh, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Authentic Movement, Martial Arts, etc.  After recently teaching and studying in the MA Independent Studies Program directed by Paul B. Preciado in MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona) and furthering her research within the Literary and Cultural Studies MA program of the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona Dani is now based in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Dani has taught and presented work in various institutional and autonomous spaces in Latin America, Europe, United States and Canada.