La Ribot Choreography

Maria La Ribot
© Christian Knörr

La Ribot is a choreographer, dancer, and visual artist who creates collective explorations, experiments with amateur:in, and installations that continuously address the rights of the body. Her art transcends the framework and formats of the stage and the museum, drawing freely from the vocabularies of theater, visual art, performance art, film, and video. Maria Ribot began studying classical dance in the mid-1970s. She soon became critical of the conventions of ballet and continued her training in contemporary dance in France, Germany and the United States. In 1986 she returned to Madrid. She founded Bocanada Danza with the choreographer Blanca Calvo. In 1995, she founded the UVI-La Inesperada association, which promotes research projects and workshops on avant-garde dance. In 1998 she was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Plastic Arts. From 1997 to 2004 she lived in London, where her work gained recognition within the framework of live art; a term that heralded an increasing mix of performing arts and performance art. From 2004 to 2008, she lived, worked and taught in Geneva at the Geneva School of Art and Design. La Ribot's videos and installations have been shown in various exhibitions, including the Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo de Vitoria (País Vasco), Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofia, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou (Paris), or the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla i León (León).