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24/25 Choreographer Andrea Peña

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Andrea Peña is a multidisciplinary artist whose creative practice transverses the fields of art installation, choreography and design. Founded in 2014, Andrea Peña & Artists is recognized within Canada and internationally for her creation of critical, alternative and spatial universes that rupture our notions of a sensible humanity and engage in deep encounters between the physical body and the self. Peña’s highly intricate, vulnerable and raw choreography is situated at a national and international scale presenting works in Hong Kong, Spain, India, Panama, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Canada. Peña has been highlighted with numerous awards for her conceptual and highly rigorous creations, recently including the 2018 Banff Arts Center’s Clifford E. Lee Canadian Choreography award and the 2018 Hong Kong International Choreography Award.

Andrea Peña. Photo by Bobby Brown.