How are they making waves?
Gabi Holanda is a multi-artist, researcher and art educator. She has a degree (UFPE) and a master’s degree in Scenic Arts (UFBA), works in different productions in dance, theater and audiovisual, and investigates in her creative processes the approximation between performance and ecology, the intertwining of artistic languages and composition strategies situated in the place. The artist is the creator of Sopro d’Água (Breath of Water), a performance project in which, through compositions in eco-performance, photo performance and contemporary dance, she transposes the human aquatic and environmental dimension, going from ancestral memories to the urgency of the water issue. With this show, she traveled through several festivals and received awards as best dramaturgy of the body, Light Design and Costume (XVI Amazon Theater Festival, 2022), as well as the best dancer (26th Festival Janeiro de Grandes Espetáculos, 2019).
Applications of innovation for future use
Currently, she is developing the artistic and socio-environmental project ‘Catando memórias de um ex-rio’ (picking up memories of an ex-rio), about the affections and conflicts connected to rivers in urban space, unfolding in: itinerant performance À Beira; short film Memories of an ex-river; workshop Corpo-Afluente; audio performance series Leito. In this process, he dives especially into the memories of the Fragoso River, in Olinda, intertwining the language of eco-performance and documentary filmmaking.