Isabel Valverde is a transdisciplinary performer, choreographer and scholar from Portugal. Develops experimental solo and collaborative performance art/dance work since 1986. Graduated in Dance Theory and History (UCR), Interdisciplinary Arts (IAC/SFSU), and New Dance (SNDD/AHK). Her doctoral thesis, Interfacing Dance and Technology: a theoretical framework for performance in the digital domain, is translated into Portuguese and published by FCG/FCT (02/2010). Towards the familiarization of live-virtual embodied interactions and the continuum of actualization and virtualization, Valverde’s pursued 2 postdoctoral research programs in Dances and Technologies (BPD/FCT/POTCI, 2005-08, 2008-11) at CAT/IHSIS - Center for Arts and Technologies, Institute for Human Studies and Intelligent Sciences, VIMMI/INESC-ID, and UNLisboa, including practice as theory as practice, teaching, collaboration in mixed-realities real-time interaction, networked performances and environments, and videodance. Researcher at GAIPS/INESC-ID Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters' Group, and UAb/CIAC (2011-present), Research Center for Arts and Communication (2014-present). Founder and organizer of Posthuman Corporealities - Network Festival Symposium, and Danças Híbridas - Festival of Contact Improvisation and Somatic Trans-disciplinary Practices.
- My Blog - My stuff
- Senses Places - Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment
- Blob Dance - video dance and real time interactive dance animation
- Posthuman Corporealities - Network Festival Symposium
- Danças Híbridas - Festival of Contact Improvisation and Somatic Trans-disciplinary practices