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FLORENCIA GUERBEROF

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Florencia Guerberof is a London based dancer and visual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Having trained extensively in Japanese Butoh dance among other forms of Oriental theatre she creates a physical language drawing a force that emanates from her own presence in a conversation with the unseen.

Photo: Maria Guerberof © 2018

In 2007 Florencia is awarded a Scottish Arts Council Grant which enables her to travel to Japan to study Butoh at Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio among other Schools.

A collaboration with the London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto (2010) marks her first appearance as performer.

In 2011 her dance theatre piece "My hometown is in my shoes is showcased at "Fresh from the Oven Festival" curated by Yael Karavan in Brighton and The Blue Elephant Theatre in London. On the same year she performs at Victoria House and Siobhan Davies under the direction of Marie Gabrielle Rotie.

In 2014 Donald Hutera invites her to present her dance solo “Thunder comes rushing forth from the earth again” at Golive Dance and Performance Festival.

Her international appearances include "Danse Elargie" Dance Festival at Théâtre de la Ville and Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris (2012), Asian Film Festival at Haus der Kulturen in Berlin (2013) and a performance under the direction of SU-EN Butoh Company in Uppsala, Sweden (2017).

She founds Asian Performing Arts UK in London in 2013 with the support of Sasakawa Foundation, the Japan Society and Japan 400th. Her Butoh Research Project has been held at SOAS University, RADA and LABAN with guest Japanese artists such as Sankai Juku Company and Tadashi Endo.

Florencia has taught Butoh workshops for London South Bank University and Goldsmiths. She is a visiting artist and choreographer at East 15 Acting School.
Currently, she lives and works in London.

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