Paula Almirón is an Argentinian choreographer and dancer based in Brussels. She obtained a Master’s degree in Choreography and Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (ISAC, 2019). Previously, she studied a BFA in Theatre at the National University of the Arts (2007) and the dance program Arte XXI (2007-2008), both in Buenos Aires.
Her practice unfolds at the intersection of choreography, fictional writing and geology, focusing mostly on the different ways in which spaces perform, and on the constant intra-action between the social and the geological.
Since 2019, she’s been investigating the transformation of water landscapes in South America, working on a series of works that grow in relation to a desertifying group of bodies of water located in the Bolivian Andean plateau. The first work of the series was Always Coming Hole, which premiered in 2021. Since 2022, she’s currently working on the second chapter: The River and The Devil, to be premiered in 2024.
Since 2021 she collaborates with Wouter De Raeve in the project I Build My Language With Rocks, a choreographic project about the movements of the Northern Quarter in Brussels; a critical reading of the top-down movements (large- scale urban plans), and a focus on the local movements in the neighborhood. The notion of the swamp – one of the first forms of life buried under the asphalt in order for the city to be written – functions as a dramaturgical guidance throughout the project. In the frame of this project, in January 2022, Paula and Wouter opened a space called M33 on the ground floor of the Harmonie building devoted to the local movements of the neighborhood.
Paula’s work has been shown in several venues such as Bâtard Festival (Brussels), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam), Kunsthalle Zürich, Munar Arte (Buenos Aires), Volumes Art Publishing Days (Zürich), Kunsthaus Zürich, Teatro 25 de Mayo (Buenos Aires), Hamlet Gallery (Zürich), Sala de Belleza (Bogota), among others.