Miriam Barbosa Dance

Miriam Barbosa Dance (formerly South Carolina Contemporary Dance Society) was founded by artistic director Miriam Barbosa in 2007. Miriam closed the company in 2014 and now works as an independent dancer who choreographs her works on dancers all over the world.

Since 2007, she has performed at the Charlotte Dance Festival, at the Brazilian Festival of North Carolina, at the South Carolina Contemporary Dance Festival and at the Aerial Dance Festival, in Lisbon. MBD has also performed in Colombia, at the Koger Center for the Arts and the Auditorium of the Municipality. Mrs. Barbosa is famous as creator of shows in non-traditional spaces with rich collaborations with other arts such as the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, the Columbia Music Festival Association (CMFA) and the Columbia Museum of Art, where she choreographed ‘The Chemistry of Contemporary Dance’. For DAP Festival 2018 Miriam will create a work that integrates a group of young students selected by DAP Festival College (age 13/17)


ENTER THE LUMINOUS An artistic collaboration blending painting, poetry, music and dance. When painter Maria Popovits’ collaborated with poet James O’Dea the result was a best-selling art book titled “Enter the Luminous”. It is from this marriage of poetry and painting in which Ms. Barbosa drew her inspiration for this evening’s work premiere. Ms. Barbosa considers it a poetic meditation reflected visually in Marika’s paintings and brought to life through multi-dimensional dance capturing the audience’s heart through their eyes. The choreography by Miriam Barbosa, with music by John Stone, is designed to transport the audience away from the war and devastation of the world we live in and into a state of light and peaceful consciousness.

And this is about the piece I will stage on the dancers:

RESILIENCE is a journey of a woman who is knocked out by life a million times and she rises above it a million times. Music by Stepan Grytsay.

Resilience is created on the young dancers of the DAP Festival College

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