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fernanda silva founder of groovement dance


Founder of Groovement™ Dance

I am a dance/movement psychotherapist, a performer, choreographer and dance teacher.

I was born in Portugal (1990) and live in Arnhem and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In Portugal, I studied at the National Dance Conservatory in Lissabon and then continued my dance studies at ArtEZ University of the Arts as a dancer/maker, and graduated in 2014.

During my journey, I danced for choreographers such as Joeri Dubbe, Jéròme Meyer & Isabelle Chaufaud en Sita Ostheimer.

I was co-founder of the Dance collective Arnhemse Meisjes, made the pieces "Ha ha ha ha" - Christina de Chatel Award-selectie, "Suppressed Dialogues vol. 1", "To React Upon", "Set Setting" and the Mindanbody-serie composed by 4 solo's "Out Of My Mind", "Out Of My Body", "In My Body" en "In My Mind" and a group piece "In Their Bodies".

I give workshops/lessons at (pre)professional (dance) educations and create choreographies for ArtEZ, the Creative Contemporary and Urban department of RijnIjssel in Arnhem and gave a masterclass for Beta Publica Showcase, at Compañía Nacional de Danza - Madrid.

In 2019-2021 I worked together with MOMO Theaterwerkplaats and I keep close collaborations with music, visual arts, inclusion and health care institutions.

My main current job occupation is as a dance/movement therapist at the Mental Health Institution inGeest, with individuals and groups with PTSD and persistent physical complaints.

Photo: Richard Beukelaar

“Set Setting”,  choreographed and danced by Fernanda Silva

Den Haag, 2018


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