Elena Carvajal is a dancer and choreographer based between Brussels and
In 2014 she graduated from Centro Andaluz de Danza and Conservatory Antonio Ruiz Soler (contemporary dance programme) in Seville, Spain. After, in 2019 she graduated in MA Choreography and Performance Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, ARBA-ESA Brussels, ISAC (Institute Supérieur des Arts et des chorégraphies).
Her work moves on the border between choreography and visual art, dedicated to dialogue within the writing of space and the language of movement.
Through research into new forms of dramaturgy and through a methodology based on experimentation, she develops a particular universe that rocks between reality and fiction, generating experiences that the spectator is free to create from his or her own relationship with the world.
Her scenographies play the role of the guide that unfolds the story its poetic intentions meanwhile the bodies, materials and space act with delude. Together, these elements shift between hiding and obviously showing illusory tricks in order to trigger the spectator to unravel the piece’s aggregation.
Currently based on an interest in accident as a form of dramaturgy, her work investigates the possibility of coincidence, narrativity and performance in a singular and non-anthropocentric perspective.
As a performer she has worked for Gisèle Vienne (Crowd), Dora García (Somewhere, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years) at LaVerrière, Fondation Hèrmes, Brussels. For Fabián Barba-Esteban Donoso in Slugs’ garden/cultivo de babosas Festival Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Lola Bogaert (Plethora) Brussels among others.
She collaborates regularly with Fran Martinez, Maïte Álvarez and RosanayAris.