Lia Rodrigues


Lia Rodrigues is a Brazilian choreographer and founder of the RioArte de Dança Festival and in 1990 of the Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças. Her works are inspired by ordinary life and by the culture of Rio de Janeiro, where she works in Maré, one of the city's largest favelas. For over 20 years now, she and her ensemble have been creating pieces there. Rodrigues Company has had great success with many of their works, including “Pororoca” (2009), a highly physical choreography about community and its fragility, with which they toured through Germany, France, Portugal, Belgium, and Spain.