She | Her
Welcome! I'm Virginia, a freelance contemporary dancer based in London.
Growing up in a family of a jeweler and an architect, art has been a constant presence in my life, inspiring and enriching my creative spirit. From a young age, I was drawn to the world of dance, and this fascination naturally extended to theater and performance. These early interests laid the foundation for a rich and eclectic artistic vision that I have nurtured within my dance practice. As a performer and creator, I am particularly drawn to the realm of physical theater. I am intrigued by how movement serves as a medium for conveying narratives and telling stories that transcend words. To me, the body is a vessel of expression and a tool for political inquiry, questioning societal and cultural norms, and seeking innovative possibilities. For me, dance is not only a form of artistic expression but also a form of redemption.
Within my dance practice, I consistently draw inspiration from the visual arts. This encompasses the dynamic storytelling of film, the expressive forms found in fashion, and the evocative imagery of photography. These diverse sources of inspiration collectively infuse my dance with new dimensions, enabling me to explore uncharted territories and push the boundaries of what movement can communicate and achieve.
Furthermore, I am committed to the idea of making dance a more democratic and accessible art form. I firmly believe in the healing and transformative power of dance, and I see it as a means of bringing people together, transcending boundaries, and sparking positive change. As part of this commitment, one of my long-term goals is to pursue studies in dance movement psychotherapy, with the aim of contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities through the profound language of movement.
My interests extend beyond the realm of dance. I am passionate about philosophy and psychology, and I have devoted nearly a decade to the practice of Nichiren Buddhism. This diverse range of interests informs and enriches my artistic practice, enabling me to approach dance from a profound perspective.
"We fear death, we shudder at life's instability, we grieve to see the flowers wilt again and again, and the leaves fall, and in our hearts we know that we, too, as transitory and will soon disappear. When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something that lasts longer than we do."
Herman Hesse - Narcissus and Goldmund