We are CO-INSPIRANTES, a collective from Chile dedicated to theoretical-practical experimentation regarding performance arts from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our work began in the year 2015 with the project Cenit, in collaboration with a group of dancers, actors, philosophers and literatus. As a company, we are interested in investigating and prioritising the process of creation over its result. The group is directed by ourselves, Loreto Caviedes Jeria (choreographer and performer) and Camila Rojas Cannobbio (theatre director and performer). We are both interested in combining our different languages in order to create performance devices, which aim to problematize the statute of the body on stage.
Loreto Caviedes Jeria
I am a performing artist, researcher, and pedagogue in dance. I graduated in dance with a mention in pedagogy from the Academy of Christian Humanism University. My artistic work has been developed in the field of contemporary dance, performance, and theatre. I have been part of the companies Dédalo, La Kabrack, En-puja and Co-inspirantes. From this last company I co-direct the project Cenit and “If I canʼt dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution”. As a researcher, I coordinate the Nucleus of Research on Corporality and Performing Arts (NICE), a collective with which we launched the book: Emerging Readings on Contemporary Dance (2015) and organized the Second Dance and Gender Encounter (November 2018).
Camila Rojas Cannobbio
I am a performing artist, researcher and lecturer specialized in movement and performance studies. I graduated in Acting at Catholic University of Chile. Then I made an MA in Performance: practice as research (2015) and the second MA in Movement: direction and pedagogy (2017) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK. In my work, I place the body and movement as a support for the scenic creation from interdisciplinary collaborations in different formats: theater, dance, performance, and new media. I currently teach movement classes at the theater school of Catholic University of Chile, I collaborate in research projects between technology and body, and I co-direct the collective Co-inspirantes.