Miriam Barbosa Dance

Miriam Barbosa Dance

 

Ms. Barbosa founded Miriam Barbosa Dance formerly known as South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company since 2007. She holds an MFA in Architecture & Urbanism from the University of Fine Arts, Brazil, where she also received her Classical Ballet Training. In 1991, she was awarded a Martha Graham Scholarship and performed with the Graham Ensemble till 1996, and Martha Graham Dance Company from 1998 to 2001. She has taught and choreographed at the Martha Graham School, University of South Carolina Dance Program, Fashion Institute of Technology, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Paul Taylor Summer Intensive, Nevada Festival Ballet, Barcelona Institut del Teatre, Lisbon Dance Co, Portugal National Conservatory of Dance, Ginasiano Ballet School, Rome Olympic Auditorium, Emproart Brazil, USC Dance Conservatory, Center for Dance Education and Barcelona Dance Center. She is a Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic Method Master Trainer, educating dance teachers worldwide. In SC, Miriam Barbosa staged Graham’s masterpieces Diversion of Angels, Appalachian Spring Suite, Maple Leaf Rag, and Sketches from Chronicle, which became a documentary broadcasted with ETV. She has choreographed several dances including Seven Deadly Sins, Divine Comedy, Catharsis and Blood Memories, awarded one of the best choreographies for Danza & Arte Festival, Pietrasanta, Italy. She is also known for performing in non-traditional spaces and adding dimension with aerial techniques and multi discipline collaborations such as Columbia Museum of Art, for their Contemporary Arts Exhibition and Impressionism Exhibition Gala. Ms. Barbosa has choreographed Enter the Luminous inspired by Marika Popovits’ paintings and James O’Dea’s poetry in collaboration with former Taylor artist Francisco Graciano. This work in conjunction with Resilience has been performed in 2018 at the NY Live Arts Theater and at the Dap Festival in Italy, where she has been invited to guest as the Festival’s Choreographer for Summer 2019. Ms. Barbosa is premiering Simultaneity, a new work inspired by respective series of paintings and poetry in Boulder, CO at the Dairy Arts Center and NYLA.