Lecturer in Contemporary Dance
Alícia trained in ballet and contemporary dance in Barcelona and at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) The Place where she was part of the postgraduate dance company EDge 2007 performing works from Stephen Petronio, Stacy Spence (Trisha Brown dance company), Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Ben Duke (Lost Dog company). She completed her studies at LCDS The Place with a Master (M.A.) in Contemporary Dance. She worked for many years as a full-time dancer and later as Assistant Rehearsal/Rehearsal Director in Companhia de Dança do Norte in Portugal and she danced with different choreographers such as Jesús Rubio Gamo, José Vidal, Carla Onni, Javiera Peón, among others. She has also worked theatrical productions such as the award-winning Victoria Falls in Temporada Alta Festival 2012 (Girona) and Grec Festival 2013 (Barcelona). She started her own choreographic explorations with projects such as Ambas (London), “… Y os vais” (Mexico city), Tensions (Barcelona) and Las Bordes (Madrid). She taught ballet, modern and contemporary dance and dance composition in the UK, Portugal, Mexico and Spain, as well as workshops on dance and philosophy such as Cos en Dansa at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She studied Philosophy at UAB, obtaining a Bachelor (B.Phil.) and Master (M.Phil.) in Challenges in Contemporary Philosophy. In 2021 she was awarded a PhD in Philosophy on Dance at UAB with a co-supervision at Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès (Département Communication, Études visuelles et Arts de la scène). Her research is based on a revision of the political on the performative contemporaneity of dance through the idea of vulnerability as event.