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Helena Araújo is a queer Brazilian dance and performance artist based in Brussels, Belgium. She interprets works, creates her own and shares her practices with workshops. She also writes poems and recently started writing songs. She believes in the potential of diverse expressions and collaborations or anything in between that constantly redefines itself and makes space for the poetic and political to intertwine.
As a dancer and performer Helena has gone into many places, including International cities and festivals. As for example, Moving Futures Festival, Holland (2022), Revolve Performance Art Festival, Sweden (2022), Seoul International Dance Festival, South Korea (2018), Impulstanz Festival, Austria (2018), Tanec Praha, Prague (2017), Festival des Arts de Bordeaux, France (2018), New Baltic Dance Festival, Lithuania (2018).
Helena Araújo started her dance studies in Rio de Janeiro (BR). In 2010, she was offered the chance to move to England and enroll at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance in London (UK). Two years later, she joined SEAD-Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, in Austria to study contemporary dance. In 2014, Helena moved to Belgium and graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 2015.
Amongst others, she has worked with T.R.A.S.H performance group (NL), Ivo Dimchev (BG), Renan Martins (PT/BR), Petra Tejnorová (CZ), Pietro Marullo (BE/IT) and Martin Talaga (CZ/SK). Besides that, Helena has taught her workshops in many places such as Prague (CZ), Tilburg (NL), Reykjavik (IS), Brussels (BE) and Rio de Janeiro (BR).
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