I was excited to be asked to get involved in this great project with renowned Brazilian Artist Valeska Soares
Swirl – by Valeska Soares at Tate Liverpool “A large mirrored ballroom, illuminated by sparkling chandeliers and activated by the confident and coordinated movement of dancers”.
It has been a months since the project started and has been great fun initially travelling around my home town “Liverpool” with Valeska and Jmy dance partner for the project Mr Keith Jones, lecturing and dancing to promote the Tate’s Biennial exhibition and Valenska’s Instillation SWIRL. now we have 5 months of Keith and my self and some pupils dancing in the fabulous Ballroom Valenska has created with in the Tate and ending with a series of dance workshops. It so exciting meeting Valeska and working in the Tate and it’s has been very interesting watching the instillation being installed. I love working with Keith though 4 hours of Rumba to the “look of love” can make you a little brain dead by the end.
I’m sure fun will be had by all I know i’m loving the experience.
Valeska Soares was born in Belo Horizonte Brazil. in 1957, Having taken a Bachelor of Architecture at Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janiero, in 1987, she completed a postgraduate diploma in the History of Art and Architecture from the Pontificia Universidade Católica three years later. She presented her first solo exhibition in 1991 at Rio’s Espao Cultural Sérig Porto and was awarded a Coordenao de Aperfeioamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) fellowship from Brazil’s Ministry of Education.
She moved to New York in 1992, and became a Doctor of Arts Candidate at the New York University School of Education and had her first New York solo exhibition at the Information Gallery there, She is now a renowned Artist and has worked all over the world.