LUX EX UMBRA

Concept: Cristina Perera & Gregor Erler –

This is about a man in search of himself.
He tries to run away from his thoughts but he encounters a doorway to his subconscious mind.
In the tunnel of his imagination he needs to face his alter ego, shadow and light …

Programmheft „Tabalauga & Lilli“

Biography – fire in the blood

„Cristina Perera, a resident of New York born in Brazil, describes herself as many international artists as a global citizen. Her unusual talent is attributed to the fact that she danced different main roles at the tender age of 15.  For Example, as a solo dancer under MARGOT FONTEYN at a big festival in Rio de Janeiro. She was the youngest soloist to join a large number of Brazilian companies before attracting worldwide attention in the US, Canada and Europe. To push herself to the limit, she trained under some of the most acclaimed teachers many different styles, not just to fulfill their requirements but rather to create the opportunities to create her own works.
It is a testimonial to the quality of her intuitive way of working, that in her career, despite the often greatest experimentation and often dangerous choreography, she never hurt herself.
Even among the best dancers it is an exception.
Cristina Perera’s work is the ultimate combination of intellect and emotion, with a great deal of creative intelligence. The last impression she makes with the audience is controlled passion, like a pent-up rage exploding on the dance floor, so that despite her small size, she dominates every stage she dances on.
She has in abundance this indefinable attribute, which we call charisma, through which she can communicate instantly, no matter what she is working with, regardless of whether it’s classical ballet, modern dance, opera or even movie and television.
Not surprisingly, Cristina Perera is not only highly regarded as a dancer and choreographer, but as a lecturer worldwide. International companies have recognized her idiosyncratic and extraordinary talent as well as her potential in using special techniques, which must be the next generation of dancers. Her own withdrawal from the world of dance is unthinkable.

Andreas Fricsay

The director ANDREAS FRICSAY Selected from a total of 58 applicants.

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ON STAGE
Everyone’s Oedipus

„…the birth of Antigone, who crawls forth between the spread legs of mother Marcia Haydée in the beautiful form of Cristina Perera.“

ballett international
Audition für Tabaluga (07/99)

„Cristina Perera. Voller Spannung sitzt sie auf dem Stuhl. Sie schlägt auf den Tisch, brennt darauf, endlich Feuer zu fangen – und explodiert, als kaum einer der Kandidaten sie mit dem konfrontiert, was sie exposure nennt, Flexibilität, Dynamik. Cristina Perera, klein, elektrisierend, das Kraftwerk der Gefühle, von dem selbst ein Tabaluga träumen könnte, Cristina Perera verlangt ein „Feeling“, von dem sie hofft, es weiter entwickeln zu können.“

Tabaluga & Lilli
Vorbereitungen zu einem „Phantastischen Musical“

„Die anspruchsvolle Choreographie der Oberhausener „Tabaluga“-Aufführung entstand unter Leitung der Brasilianerin Cristina Perera. Die charismatische Powerfrau ist mit einem außergewöhnlichen Talent gesegnet und tanzte schon im zarten Alter von 15 Jahren Hauptrollen neben einigen der weltweit renommiertesten Tänzer. Pereras Arbeit gilt als die ultimative Verbindung von Intellekt und Emotion. Der bleibende Eindruck, den sie beim Publikum hinterlässt, ist kontrollierte Leidenschaft.“

Lansing State Journal
Front row center: Ruhala Center features „Exiting“ dancers. You’re going to see the kind of movement and dancing that you do not often see here, Ruhala said. What Cristina does is very unique. She has a strong choreographic style.“

Attitude
Ballet Builders (1999)

„Cristina Perera presented fine works that made the most of their smaller casts. The duo moved through the piece seamlessy, obviously well-rehearsed and with dutifully serious intent.“

Dance Diary
Building Ballet

„If we were seeking clarity of form, it was amply supplied in Cristina Perera’s pas de deux „Undertime“, which she danced with Mark Ruhala. Both passion and reticence were displayed. … The team of Perera and Ruhala left incisive impressions.“

The New York Times
From fearful to amorous

„Cristina Perera and Mark Ruhala were lovers meeting and parting in Ms. Perera’s ‚Undertime‘.“

The New York Times
Mystic Aura in Jamison’s , “Forgotten Time” (1990)

„In a duet, Cristina Perera and Antonio Carlos Scott let their bodies make quickly changing shapes in space.

Daily News Philadelphia

Jamison Project

The most impressive dancer was a compact woman, Cristina Perera.