The Danza Descalza collective is a collaborative space of research, creation and sharing in contemporary dance, inspired by Afro-Colombian dances, among others. The collective’s primary objective is to raise awareness and democratize dance with different types of audiences. Based in Montreal, the collective exports its work throughout Quebec and internationally.
Bringing together numerous partners and collaborators, Danza Descalza features three main members: Yesenia Fuentes, Andrea Nino and Laurence Sabourin, all of whom work in the collective as choreographers / interpreters / educators. Within Danza Descalza, the three artists wanted to create a methodology for collective work, in which their respective strengths and experiences come together and support each other, creating a place for knowledge-sharing and horizontal decision-making by consensus.