Photo: Ima Irazustabarrena Salgueira
Sofie Dubs Performer, pedagogue and choreographer
Lives in the Alps (FR) and works between Geneva (CH) and San Sebastian (ESP)
She first studies modern jazz, then discovers improvisation and contact improvisation with various internationally renowned teachers such as: David Zambrano, Julyen Hamilton, Kirstie Simson, Yann Lheureux, Simone Bardi ...
In 2000 she joins the EDDC (European Dance Development Center) school in Arnhem, Holland. As a guest student, she improves her skills and practice in improvisation, composition, choreography and staging
Then, based in Geneva, she presents several solo performances and collaborates with various artists as an interpreter, collaborator or choreographer: Jozsef Trefeli, Romina Pedroli, Florent Ottelo, Katarina Vogel Company, Gary Stevens, Kylie Walters...
From 2004 through 2009 she devoted herself mainly to teaching techniques of improvisation and intervention in the public space ("Civic Center of Barceloneta", Barcelona) and ecological agriculture which she conceived as an extension of her creative and corporeal work. At the same time, she designs illustrations for the responsible consumer magazine "Opcions" and collaborated for three years with the television team "Okupem les ones", where she was in charge of the TV programming and realized some reports.
In 2009 she co-created the collective "SoS danse" with Sole Medina (Chile) which dedicates to street dance and creation of dance videos.
In 2014, in the Basque country she joined the company of intervention in the urban space “Colectivo Hiriko".
Since 2010, she has been involved in a research work on the relationship between creation and environmentS, especially displayed in the "Bal de des Vivantes" performance and the "Corps limites-GR10" performance.
Furthermore it unfolds and articulates collectively during creative research laboratories practical and theoretical "Art & environmentS" events.
From 2011 to 2015 her work of creation and teaching took place mainly in the Spanish Basque country where she created various street plays, performances and taught classes regularly. In parallel to her artistic approach, she is currently participating in an agricultural and collective project in Haute Savoie, in which she deepens her research on the relationship between body and environment versus dancing body / farming body.