Clébio Oliveira was born in Natal, North-East of Brazil. He lived in Rio de Janeiro between 1998 and 2007. Clébio is a choreographer and a contemporary dance teacher graduated by the dance university, UniverCidade da Cidade, in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2006 he was awarded as “The Best Choreographer in 2006 ” by Jornal do Brasil, one of the most important newspapers in Rio de Janeiro, with the work “All We Keep Waiting For…”, a contemporary dance piece with Brazilian regional music. Since he started to develop his work as a choreographer Clébio won more than fifteen prizes as best choreographer and dancer in different festivals in Brazil.

Invited by the Ballet Theatre Kiel (Germany), Clébio staged, in January 2009”Something is ending, something is beginning”. This piece was pointed out by Tantznetz.de as “the most innovating and most interesting piece of the night, and the only work with a particular body language”. (Lena Zieker)

In his choreographic language Clébio proposes a dialogue between the traditional Brazilian culture in association with contemporary dance elements, which makes his work to present something unique, sophisticated and aesthetically diversified. In his choreographic work Clébio explores the complexity and potentiality of the body, alternating strength, investigation, poetry and sensibility. This diversification generates a particular aesthetic, which mixes dance techniques, theater and folk culture.

He also danced, during four years, for Deborah Colker’s Dance Company and three years for Cie. Toulas Limnaios. With these Companies, he danced at the most important Festivals and tournées through Europe, Asia and South America.

Clébio has been living in Berlin and working in Germany since 2008. He is still working part times in Brazil.

Awards
2011 Winner of the National Choreographic Competition of the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

2010 Best Choreographer and Best Newcomer Choreographer at 18 th Festival Passo de Arte de Indaiatuba-São Paulo for the creation Éramos Cinco

2010 Best Choreography at the 2nd Passo de Danca Festival in Fortaleza for the creation
I don’t want to talk about it now

2009 Best Choreographer of the year chosen by the Newspaper O Globo for the creation of Dona José

2008 Best Choreography of 12th New Fest Dance Campos de Jordão São Paulo for the creation I don´t want to talk about it now
Best Choreographer of the 4th International Festival Dance Cabo Frio for the creation
I don’t want to talk about it now
Best Choreographer of Rio das Ostras Dance Festival for the creation I don´t want to talk about it now

2006 Best Choreographer of Rio de Janeiro by Jornal of Brazil for the creation All we keep waiting for

Best Choreography of the 24th International Festival of Joinville for the creation I don’t want to talk about it now

2004 2nd place for Best Choreography of the 22nd International Festival of Joinville for the creation Éramos Cinco

2002 Best Choreographer, Best Dancer and Best
Costume Design of the 15th International Festival of Rio de Janeiro for the creation Valquíria Junia da Silva

2001 Best Choreographer of the 14th International Festival of Rio de Janeiro for the creation Uma barata so faz verao

1999 Best Dancer of Rio de Janeiro by RioArte in the creation Orikis by Carlota Portella

Own Creations

2010 Abyssal Zone Solo for one dancer
Rio Cor de Rosa for Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company Natal
Quarta Parede for sí-la-bAs - Company de Dança

2009 Something Is Ending, Something Is Beginning for Ballett Theater Kiel

2008 Dona José Duo for two dancers and two musicians

2007 What if I tell you my secrets? for the Contemporary Dance Group of the Bolshoi School in Brazil

2006 All we keep waiting for... for Parcerias Project Rio de Janeiro
I don’t want to talk about it now for Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company

2005 Éramos cinco for Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company

2004 Histórias de qualquer um DeAnima Ballet Contemporâneo Rio de Janeiro

2003 Tia Robenize for Carlota Portella Dance Company

2002 Valquíria Junia da Silva Project Solo for one dancer

2001 Uma barata só faz verão Solo for one dancer

Engagements

08 – 10 Cie Toula Limnaios Berlin Dir.: Toula Limmaios

04 - 08 Deborah Colker Company of Dance Brazil Dir.: Deborah Colker

99 - 03 Carlota Portela Company of Dance Brazil Dir.: Carlota Portela

97 - 98 Regina Miranda Actors and Dancers Brazil Dir.: Regina Miranda

94 - 97 Corpo Vivo Company of Dance Brasil Dir.: Diana Fontes

92 - 93 Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dir.: Dimas Carlos

91 - 92 Mandacaru Group of Folk Dance Brazil Dir.: Dimas Carlos

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