Amaranta Velarde

22 December 2014 – 16 May 2015

Amaranta Velarde begins her dance studies in Oviedo, continues in Madrid and graduates from CODARTS, Rotterdam University of Dance (2004).

After her professional activity in Holland she moves in 2011 to Barcelona where she starts her own choreographic projects: Lo Natural, Hacia una estética de la buena voluntad and Mix-en-scene, presented in places like Escena Poblenou, Alt Vigo, MUSAC de León, el Mercat de las Flores, Arts Santa Mónica, Festival Grec, Respirations Paris and Brigittines Brussels.

In addition to her own projects, she works for artists such as Pere Faura, Cristina Blanco, Conde de Torrefiel and Ola Maciejewska and has been part of the ARTAS collective at La Poderosa (2013- 2016).


Project in residence


The artist is working on her residency at the Centro de Arte on her project Mix-en-scene.

Amaranta Velarde works during her residency at LABoral on Mix-en-scene, a project that seeks to develop an acoustic-choreographic experience for the spectator. In this work in progress, the artist tries to construct the figure of a dj-performer at the service of hyper-productivity and the reproduction of (sampled) historical and iconic fragments of dance and music.

Mixing and juxtaposing materials, exploring the medium of their reproduction and editing, how they appear, fade, confuse and merge, Amaranta Velarde unites separate worlds of disparate values, principles and forms, pressing buttons and emerging bodies that blend in their disciplines, postures and manner of action.

In Mix-en-scene, the past is presented through headphones from which a symphony emerges that seemed to be unfathomable but which is reproduced today, again, by pressing a button. But that grandiose movement, a copy of the copy, belonged to another composition.

During the research process Amaranta Velarde works accompanied by the texts of Nicola Borriud’s work Postproducción. Culture as stage: ways in which art reprogrammes the contemporary world.

Mix-en-scene investigates strategies of editing, accumulation, juxtaposition, dislocation and discontinuity in the materials, with the intention of developing a composition between body, action, audio and other scenic elements that enables new structures and versions of historical materials.