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Habitual. Hábitat dual. Habita entre lo inaudito, lo usual, lo frecuente, Habita del gesto, del sueño, del viaje del movimiento. Habita para habitar el espacio antes de reconocer las estructuras. Habita desde lo celular, desde la respiración profunda. Habitar. Habitual entre el espacio para expandir y acumular. Habitar antes que nada. Habitar, Habitual una danza entre otra. Habitar la reacción y la respuesta. Habitar el diálogo. Habitar la escucha. Habitar el sonido. Habitar desde el  reflejo, desde lo sensorial, habitar desde el intestino. Habitar desde el cambio. Habitar el desacuerdo. Habitar el eco. Habitual. Atípica. naturaleza. Hábitat. Habitamos desde la precariedad. Habitual zona para redirigir el significado de la ficción hacia lo real,. A veces surge a manera de espejismo y otras desde la  pura aparición de un baile.

Habitual is a platform-based studio founded by Verónica Santiago Moniello. It explores the possibilities of movement through collaborations and experimental performances.

Habitual is a nomadic experience, therefore it has not been sitting in one place, although it was conceived between the south of Mexico in Merida-Yucatan and the south of U.S California-San Diego in 2016, its idea is to remain in constant movement and activity in spite of not being established in a single place.

Habitual, let itself be informed by the language of dreams, as an extra-sensorial way to construct spontaneous acts, where the conception of a choreography, performance or an activity is influenced by associations. Where the people in each project feel completely involved and willing to remake the fiction and the story.

Habitual es un estudio basado en plataforma fundado por Verónica Santiago Moniello. Explora las posibilidades de movimiento a través de colaboraciones y performance experimentales.

Habitual es una experiencia nómada, por lo tanto no se ha asentado en un solo lugar. Aunque fue concebida entre el sur de Mexico en Merida-Yucatan y el sur de U.S California-San Diego en el 2016, su idea es permanecer en constante movimiento y  actividad a pesar de no establecerse en un solo lugar.

Habitual, se deja informar por el lenguaje de los sueños, como una vía extra-sensorial para construir actos espontáneos, en donde la concepción de una coreografía,  performance o actividad  se vean influenciados  por asociaciones. En donde de las personas involucradas en cada proyecto se sientan completamente involucradas  y con la voluntad  de  rehacer la ficción y el cuento.

Verónica Santiago Moniello

Is a Venezuelan choreographer and dancer based between southern California and southern Mexico. Her work deals with memory and the idea of birth, with antagonist subjects of resistance, utopian bodies, and dreams. She holds a BA in Dance from Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen, Germany.) Recent projects collaborations have been presented at Movement Research (NYC, U.S.), Bauhaus (w/ Andrea Canepa, Dessau, Germany.) Previous works have been presented in Mexico, Venezuela, Belize, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain and the U.S.  Before the horses crash into the ground, and then the ground is part of her ongoing research “The Body that has Been Possessed” awarded by Tinker Fellowships, CILAS: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and The Friends of California.

Part of her curiosity is centered on the relationships between movement and unstable surfaces, conceived as structures of change, in order to generate sequences of movement.
She is currently an M.F.A candidate in Dance making within the Dance & Theatre Program at UCSD University of California, San Diego.

Verónica began her studies at the Contemporary Dance School “Piso rojo” and at the University of Contemporary Dance “Iudanza” in Venezuela. In parallel, she worked as a dancer in the companies Caracas Roja Laboratorio, The National Theater Company of Venezuela, Danza Hoy, Río Teatro Caribe and La Máquina Teatro.

In 2004 she received a scholarship from “IAEM” (Venezuela) to continue her studies at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen-Germany (2004-2009).
During her season in Germany she participated in Pina Bausch’s repertoire “Sacre du printemps”. She was invited at European festivals, including “Drei wochen mit Pina Bausch” in Wuppertal-Germany. While directing her own pieces:
“Passage”, “Under”, “First day” and “Lucrecia”…

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