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Paula Montecinos Oliva is a dancemaker and somatic practitioner, working between Santiago de Chile and Amsterdam. She develops her artistic work in the crossfields of choreography and sound art, researching in the political and affective power of touch, movement and sound to enact changes in the world. Her work integrates DIY technologies with embodied sound experimentation to investigate perceptual differences and coexistence in performer-spectatorship relations.

She has directed the pieces Res-Machina (2013), Unseen (2014), Resonances (2015) and Inside Bodies (2016), Archipielago (2019), through the form of performance, installation and sound. Paula has received sponsorship from various arts bodies including the National Arts Council of Chile, Graner Center for Creation Barcelona, Dance-Tech and ​​Lake Studios and Con|VERGE Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen Germany and Jan Kassies Fond, Amsterdam. She has worked in collaboration with artists, creative platforms and independent spaces in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, and Spain, focusing on critical thought and experimentation in modes of production in performative arts.

Paula has initiated various cultural projects such as Independent Dance Network in Santiago de Chile, Traspasos Editorial Action and Transforma Scenic Circuit; projects that share the common object to promote and activate collaboration and knowledge production in performative arts. Besides her choreographic projects, Paula works as a somatic practitioner, artistic adviser and performer for other artists. She is currently studying at DAS Choreography Master program at Amsterdam University of the Arts.