Every day life movement
Expanded Movement is a method proposed by Silvia Ospina, to approach and introduce movement, through an interdisciplinary training that keeps the body alert and in attention of the context where his action take place.
Silvia Ospina was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. She started her dance studies in her city at the Escuela Departamental de Ballet de Santander, and continues them in France (CNDC, Angers) and in Germany (Folkwang Hochschule /Pina Bausch, Essen). She has a formation too (Ba/Ma) in Visual and Media Arts (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia and Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Germany).
After finishing her studies she danced with different choreographers and quickly enters to works in her own, starting to research in her movements qualities and to explore in her visuel imaginary.
Since 10 years, she is working as independent choreographer and director, creating different pieces for the stage, film, performance and video format. During all this years, she has been participating in several exhibitions for dance and film/video festivals (Arte Video Night, Screen Festival, Moma Leipzig, Cinemateca Distrital, Festival de Danza en la Ciudad, among others)
Next to her work as choreographer and director, she conducted the Movement Laboratory for the Physical Theater and Acting department at the Folkwang Universität der Künste. For 7 years she lead the Movement program offered to the students, and teaches herself Movement training, Improvisation and Composition classes.
Her coaching for movement and creative process has taking place too at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Universidad Nacional de Colombia and at UIS-Artes Bucaramanga; she offered courses where the dialogue between Movement-Body and Arts-Media where on focus.
As the result of many years of teaching and practicing movement, she creates Expanded Movement. Every experience she has as dancer, performer, choreographer and as visual artist has adding an element to this proposal of body-movement-connection work. Expanded Movement is condensed knowledge ready to be shared to movers, non movers, dancers, artists and any others wanting to concentrate and to rediscover the body and his potencial; It can be useful to keep developing an artistic question and for every day – lust for life- situation.