Iris Medeiros

Iris Medeiros

Dancer and speaker

Born in 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iris is based in Paris, France.

There she actively participated in and taught interdisciplinary artistic formation : athlete and teacher of rhythmic gymnastics, circus and juggling at the Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal), visual arts and dance. She studied at the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage (Rio), graduated from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro with a bachelor in Education, and a bachelor in Dance at University Paris 8.

In 2016, she won a scholarship to develop a 3-month project at the CND-Pantin (National Dance Center), which is when she moved to France to start anew her projects. An accident at the end of that year obliges her to stop dancing, and it’s only at the end of 2018 that she will re-start slowlier her artistic projects.

She is currently a dancer and a performer for independent artistic projects and events. She is working for a contemporary museum, the MAC VAL as a speaker in the educational department, where she proposes “classical” and dance-visits on the exhibition. At MAC VAL she is also a collaborator for the European project “Dancing Museums 2 – The democracy of beings”. Which is her study object in her master at University of Paris 8, where she is doing anthropological dance research, crossing dance and visual arts through the concept of “touch”.

Her dance and visual arts approach, as well as her research on touch, are valuable skills she developed in the EXTENSIONS workshops.