The dancer, choreographer and teacher Andrea Maciel, was born in 1965 in Porto Alegre, Brazil and is currently based in Zurich.
She studied Ballet, Muscular Dynamic and Contemporary Dance.
She is graduated from Angel Vianna’s College, Rio de Janeiro, with full degree in Dance.
She started her professional career as a dancer in 1985 in Ballet Stagium, São Paulo.
She founded the “AMCD Dance Company” in 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, where for 15 years, she directed, choreographed and danced. The company realized transdisciplinary works that were presented in Brazil, South and North America and Europe.
She has been critically recognized and awarded for her distinct approach to movement and for her works in choreography and video dance, both as an independent artist, and as a collaborator/performer with many distinguished artists in dance, music, theater and visual art communities.
From 2008 to 2014, she worked as a teacher and choreographer at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ, in the Bachelor of Contemporary Dance. There she founded and directed a dance company project, connecting the students from the colleges of dance, art, music and communication and producing dance pieces, videodances and theories.
She has an extensive experience as a teacher and taught contemporary dance, ballet and muscular dynamics in schools, universities and social projects in various cities of Brazil.
Since 2015 she teaches, choreograph and dance in Switzerland.
Selected awards, scholarships, sponsorships:
Vitae Foundation (Brazil)
Subsidies granted by the City Department of Culture, Rio de Janeiro for "AMCD Dance Company "
Prize Caixa Econômica Federal for the show “Por onde os olhos não passam”
Prize Klauss Vianna, National Foundation of Art , Culture Ministry Brazil, for the show “ Gravidade Zero”
Prize EnCena Brasil, National Foundation of Art , Culture Ministry Brazil, for the show “Eletricidade”
1° prize XIII Festival de Dança do Triângulo, Uberlândia (MG), Brazil, for the choreography “ Só Assim Você Não Vai Ficar Flutuando No Espaço Vazio”
1°prize Novo Hamburgo Dance Festival, Novo Hamburgo (RS), Brazil, for the choreography “ Só Assim Você Não Vai Ficar Flutuando No Espaço Vazio”
Best show, best dancers Andrea Maciel and Bruno Caverna, best sound track, best show for the popular jury , IV FENARTE- FUNESC, João Pessoa (PB), Brazil, for the show“ Duetos “
2° prize, IX Mostra de Novos Coreógrafos, Rio Arte, Rio de Janeiro for the choreography “Tudo Muito Sutil”
2012 O processo é a cena: educação
2011 Mundos Paralelos
2011 Depois da enchente
2011 Porque você não me olha?
2010 Por um buraquinho de uma pequeníssima fechadura
2009 Mar de Dentro
2009 Gravidade Zero: movimento #3
2009 Memórias do Rio de Janeiro
2008 Um no Outro
2007 Os sentidos do prazer: movimento n# 2
2006 Gravidade Zero
2005 Videodança: edição e coreografia como sistemas semelhantes
2005 O Corpo Contemporâneo
2004 A Imagem do Corpo
2003 Do movimento ao som e vice versa
2003 Corpo Imaterial
2003 Por onde os olhos não passam
2003 Imagens Coreográficas
2001 A Mancha
2000 Alaska quartet
1999 Alaska octet
1998 Alaska solo
1996 Só Assim Você Não Vai Ficar Flutuando No Espaço Vazio
1996 Sonhos um dicionário de movimentos
1995 As Ilhas
1994 Donde Estava Tu
1992 Tudo Muito Sutil
1991 As Três Marias