Vinicius has focused on the ‘body’ as his main platform. He examines the expressive meanings of the body immersed in questions echoing the contemporary world, interrogating sexuality, gender, identity, isolation and technology. He is interested in exploring the relationships between dance, performance and theatre, movement and disconnected narratives, combining a strong physicality to achieve engaging live performances. The intention is to create work that relies on the experience of the viewer and which also creates a strong visual aesthetic. Working in multiple disciplines of dance, theatre and film Vinicius Salles’ experiences include choreographing, performing, directing, filmmaking and teaching.
He graduated from the Performing Arts school Martins Pena, Brazil, studied filmmaking at the London Film Academy, and holds a Masters Degree in Documentary Film at London College of Communication.
Over the last 20 years Vinicius has performed with leading Brazilian and UK physical theatre and dance companies including Punchdrunk, Gecko, Jasmin Vardimon Company and others. Theatre credits include Timon of Athens The Globe Theatre and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour National Theatre. Recently works as a choreographer include ‘Witches in Disguise”, 2016 University of Cumbria; Human Marvels commissioned by JV2, 2016; Copycat at The Place in 2009; NOcontact, 2007; ‘Cabeças Trocadas’ in 2003; ‘Xristos’ in 2003; ’Esquinas’ in 2002.
Vinicius currently works as Visitor Lecture at Royal Holloway University, and at Christ Church University in Kent. Also, works as rehearsal director and educational facilitator at Jasmin Vardimon Company and Punchdrunk. He also has collaborated with Maxine Doyle (Director&Choreographer of Punchdrunk).
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