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Clébio Oliveira was born in Natal, North-East of Brazil. He lived in Rio de Janeiro between 1998 and 2007. Clébio is a dancer, choreographer and a contemporary dance teacher graduated by the dance university, UniverCidade da Cidade, in Rio de Janeiro.

In August 2012 he was awarded by the Magazine TANZ – the most important Dance magazine in Europe – as Hoffnungsträger (bearer of hope / Newcomer) as a choreographer. In 2012 and 2013 he received the Troféu Culture Award (Natal – RN) for the choreography „Rio Cor de Rosa“ and „Strictly No Elephants“. In May 2011 he won the American National Choreographic Competition of the Hubbard Street Dance Company Chicago. He created a new work with the title „The Fantastic Escape of the Little Buffalo” for the Hubbard Street Dance Company. He was also invited to give classes as a visiting professor at the University of Iowa City. In January 2009 he was invited by the Ballet Theatre of the City of Kiel (Germany). There he choreographed, “Something is ending, something is beginning.” This piece has been cited by critics „As the most innovative and interesting evening; the only work that presented a particular body language” (Lena Zieker / Tanznetz). 2008 he was invited for the festival of „Musik in der Stadt der Häuser“ in Cologne, Germany. In Cologne Clébio developed the work “Dona Jose“.

In 2010, this creation was elected as one of the best performances of Rio de Janeiro by the newspaper O Globo. In 2006 he received the award for “Best Choreographer” given by Jornal do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. Clébio Oliveira won more than 18 awards as best choreographer in different festivals in Brazil and worldwide. He began his dance studies in his hometown, through folk dances. In 1999 he was nominated for Best Dancer, awarded by Rio Arte Foundation. In 2001 he was selected by Itaú Cultural for the project “Mapping Dance“. In 2002 he was invited to perform as a solo guest at the Global Dance Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Düsseldorf. In the same year he received, the best choreographer, best dancer and best costume designer award at the National Festival of Rio de Janeiro for the second time.

In his choreographic creation Clébio proposes a dialogue through a multicultural body. This diversification generates a score that mixes dance techniques, theater and culture in a continuous flux. In his choreographic work Clébio explores the complexity and the body potential, alternating research, poetry and sensitivity.

As a dancer he worked for four years for Deborah Colkers Dance Company, five years for Carlota Portella Dance Company, one year for Company Actors and dancers from Regina Miranda, in Rio de Janeiro. Three years for Toula Limnaios dance company in Berlin. In Natal he worked for Corpo Vivo Dance Company and Alberto Maranhao Theatre Dance Company. With these companies he participated at the most important festivals and tours in Europe, Asia and America.

As a choreographer, he has created pieces for the Hubbard Street Dance Company II, USA, Sao Paulo Cia de Danca, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo, Ballet of the city of Niterói, De Anima Ballet contemporary and Carlota Portella Dance Company in Rio de Janeiro. Grips Theater Berlin, Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart and Ballet Theatre of the City of Kiel, in Germany. The Contemporary Dance Group of Bolshoi School of Brazil, in Santa Catarina, Gira Dança, Anízia Marques Dança, Theatre Dance Company Alberto Maranhão in Natal and projects in Berlin as well.

Since 2008 Clébio is living and working in Berlin. He splits his time between working in Germany and Brazil.

Creations

2017
Carnations and Roses GG Dance Eger Gárdonyi Géza Theatre / Hungary
Inverno dos Cavalos Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company Natal / Brazil
Foreign Body – a solo performance Performing Arts Festival Berlin
Primavera Fria Sao Paulo Cia de Dança / Brazil

2016
Revival XXX – ein Versteckspiel dance piece for three dancers DOCK 11 Berlin

2015
Tiefsee dance piece for four dancers DOCK 11 Berlin
Coreogravity Museu Dançante Project MAM. Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo
Céu Cinzento Sao Paulo Cia de Dança
Pequeno Mundo Vermelho Anízia Marquês Dança

2014
XXX – ein Versteckspiel dance piece for three dancers DOCK 11 Berlin
Ronja Räubertochter Staatstheater Stuttgart D.: Robert Neumann, C.: Clébio Oliveira

2013
Die letzte Kommune GRIPS Theater Berlin, D.: Franziska Steiof, C.: Clébio Oliveira
UGLY Duo for two dancers DOCK 11 Berlin
Corda Friccionada Companhia de Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro

2012
Proibido Elefantes Companhia Gira Dança Natal
Die besseren Wälder GRIPS Theater Berlin, D.: Robert Neumann, C.: Clébio Oliveira

2011
ognaT Companhia de Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro
The fantastic Escape of the little Buffalo Hubbard Street Dance Company II Chicago
Milchstraße Duo for two dancers Berlin. Premiere Heimathafen Neukölln

2010
Abyssal Zone Solo for one dancerRio de Janeiro
Rio Cor de Rosa Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company Natal
Quarta Parede sí-la-bAs – Company de Dança

2009
Something Is Ending, Something Is Beginning Ballett Theater Kiel

2008
Dona José Duo for two dancers and two musicians. Premiere in Köln

2007
What if I tell you my secrets? Contemporary Dance Group of the Bolshoi School in Brazil

2006
All we keep waiting for… Parcerias Project Rio de Janeiro
I don’t want to talk about it now Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company

2005
Éramos cinco Theatre Alberto Maranhão Dance Company

2004
Histórias de qualquer um DeAnima Ballet Contemporâneo Rio de Janeiro

2003
Tia Robenize Carlota Portella Dance Company

2002
Valquíria Junia da Silva Project Solo for one dancer

2001
Uma barata só faz verão Solo for one dancer

 

Awards

2013
Best Choreographer Troféu Imprensa for the creation Proibido Elefantes in Natal-RN

2012
Best Choreographer Troféu Imprensa for the creation Rio Cor de Rosa in Natal-RN
Hoffnungsträger Choreographie 2012 of the Magazin TANZ

2011
Winner of the National Choreographic Competition of the Hubbard Street Dance Company Chicago

2010
Best Choreographer and Best Newcomer Choreographer at 18th Festival Passo de Arte de Indaiatuba – São Paulo for the creation Éramos Cinco
Best Choreography at the 2nd Passo de Danca Festival in Fortaleza for the creation I don’t want to talk about it now

2009
Best Choreographer of the year chosen by the Newspaper O Globo for Dona José

2008
Best Choreography of 12th New Fest Dance Campos de Jordão São Paulo for the creation I don´t want to talk about it now
Best Choreographer of the 4th International Festival Dance Cabo Frio for the creation I don’t want to talk about it now
Best Choreographer of Rio das Ostras Dance Festival for the creation I don´t want to talk about it now

2006
Best Choreographer of Rio de Janeiro by Jornal of Brazil for the creation All we keep waiting for
Best Choreography of the 24th International Festival of Joinville for the creation I don’t want to talk about it now

2004
2nd place for Best Choreography of the 22nd International Festival of Joinville for the creation Éramos Cinco

2002
Best Choreographer, Best Dancer and Best Costume Design of the 15th International Festival of Rio de Janeiro for the creation Valquíria Junia da Silva

2001
Best Choreographer of the 14th International Festival of Rio de Janeiro for the creation Uma barata so faz verao

1999
Best Dancer of Rio de Janeiro by RioArte in the creation Orikis by Carlota Portella

Engagements

Cie Toula Limnaios BerlinDir.: Toula Limnaios
Deborah Colker Company of Dance BrazilDir.: Deborah Colker
Carlota Portela Company of Dance BrazilDir.: Carlota Portela
Regina Miranda Actors and Dancers BrazilDir.: Regina Miranda
Corpo Vivo Company of Dance BrasilDir.: Diana Fontes
Theatre Alberto MaranhãoDir.: Dimas Carlos
Mandacaru Group of Folk Dance BrazilDir.: Dimas Carlos