Maidelise Ríos Medina

Puerto Rico
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Maidelise Ríos Medina

Maidelise Ríos Medina was introduced to contact improvisation in Barcelona, taking classes with Ramón Roig, Linn Johansson, and Martin Keogh, among others, and attending jams at the Centro Cívico de la Barceloneta. She has deepened her knowledge of this dance form by taking workshops with leading figures such as Nancy Stark Smith, Karen Nelson, Martin Keogh, K. J. Holmes, Ray Chung, Benno Voorham, Lucy Mahler, and Patrick Crowley.

Internationally, she has facilitated workshops at various festivals, including the 2nd Contact Improvisation Meeting Ecuador 2018 and the 1st Contact Meeting Cuba 2018. In Puerto Rico (2014) with Verónica Rodríguez Ojeda and Sofía Unanue Banuchi, she co-founded the Danza Contacto Puerto Rico (DCPR) project, which seeks to put contact improvisation into practice on the island. Over the past 9 years, she has dedicated herself to offering workshops and coordinating jams, as well as creating dance pieces, video dances, and photographic montages from which she explores contact improvisation in its various forms.