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.