Interested in power and its dynamics, Sheila aligns her work along
the axis of ideological deformation, playing with values and aesthetics
of semiotic systems. The result is a raw, impure and sharply ironic
Even though she has been seriously immersed in Classical Ballet,
Modern and Contemporary Dances, Butoh, Belly Dancing, theatre,
video and academia, her influences are widespread, drawing
from urban communication,
advertisement and human, artistic and intellectual exchanges.
1992, she founded dona orpheline under whom
she has been producing contemporary choreography for video
and live performance. Presented
in Brazil, Canada and Europe, her work fuses libido and confusion,
tenderness and decadence and its style reflects her fascination
with one’s status as well as with the conditioning of desire,
illusion and manipulation.
has been working with Benoit Lachambre, Joe Hiscott, Martin Bélanger, George Stamos, Matthieu Doze, Motaz Kabbani, Sophie
Deraspe, Edgard Scandurra, Maurício Pereira and Rogério
Rochlitz. She also collaborates with Faustin Linyekula, Zab Maboungou,
Christophe Wavelet, Adilson Nacimento and Carlos Pez.
Sheila has been dancing for 22 years. She also writes.
Pay Here (2003);
The first REAL human clone (2003);
diet Subtitles (2002);
Flea Market: we are used and cheap (1999);
I love Maria Lúcia (1995);
Food in the trash (1993);
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