DEBORAH

COLKER

Restlessness and a taste for diversity did not become a hallmark of Deborah Colker's work by accident. Created between the solitude of the study of classical piano and the practice of a collective sport, volleyball, the choreographer from Rio de Janeiro started in contemporary dance as a dancer for the Joker, from Uruguayan Graciela Figueiroa, a group that marked the time in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980s In 1984, at the invitation of Dina Sfat, an actress of mythological contours in the Brazilian theatrical scene, she started what would be the main aspect of her career in the following ten years: movement director - expression specially coined for her by the director Ulysses Cruz to underline the relevance of his work in the final result of a few dozen theater shows with which he collaborated during this period. The rubric, which would eventually be incorporated into Brazilian scenic jargon, also applies, and with precision, to the role it played, for example, in the creation of the puppet movements of TV Colosso - a milestone in Brazilian children's television programming of the years nineteen ninety.

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Before or after founding, in 1994, the company that bears her name, Deborah Colker printed her brand in territories as different as the music video, fashion, cinema, circus and show. He also inscribed his name in the history of the greatest mass spectacle on the planet: the parade of the Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro, the greatest symbol of Rio's carnival, to which he contributed repeatedly by signing the choreography of front commissions of large associations, such as Mangueira, Unidos do Viradouro and, more recently, Imperatriz Leopoldinense.

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The unusual gift of extracting from each body its fullest channel of expression and transforming it into a powerful and singular instrument of communication, in any of these languages, made Debora Colker a character at the same time multiple and unique in the contemporary panorama of the performing arts .

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Widely recognized by international critics, the excellence of her work as a choreographer was honored in 2001 with the Laurence Olivier Award in the category “Oustanding Achievement in Dance” (most notable achievement in dance).

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Five years later, it motivated FIFA's invitation to give life to the only dance show to feature in the cultural activities grid of the 2006 World Cup in Germany: Maracanã - later incorporated into the CIA DEBORAH COLKER repertoire under the title from Dynamo.
In 2009, he signed the creation of the new Cirque de Soleil show - Ovo, a playful journey through the world of insects.

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One of the greatest honors, being Director of Movement for the Rio 2016 Olympics, showing a visual show representative of the energy of the Brazilian people. This show also included iconic elements of her work as a choreographer.

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