Who am I

Photo: Daniel Cabrera

I speak from a body that dances its multiple voices, layers and identities. A body entwining information networks, updating its memories. Surfing traces, always in a state of becoming”.

Luanda Carneiro Jacoel (Brazil/Norway), is a dancer-performer seeking to update questions about body-memory, identity and cultural background.

Her work has been crossing boundaries between avant – garde; performance ritual; Afro-Brazilian folk dances; instant composition practices and site- specific art. 

In dialogue between physicality, metaphors and symbols the body becomes a vehicle of communication, a place of events and images generated by the interaction between the performer and the viewer in real time.

She is artistic director and co-founder of the platform ACTS – laboratory for performance practices in Oslo, fomenting development among transnational artists, producing and promoting art – related events and performances.

Jacoel has a degree in Communication of Performing Arts – PUC-SP (Brazil). She is certified as a Somatic Movement Coach at Somatic Movement Institute –SMI (Netherlands) and Massage – Therapist from Institutt for Helhetsmedisin in Oslo, Norway.