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Dance virtuoso and choreographer, Sylvia Carmarda develops different universes and styles for each production. She endeavours to use her technique and boundless energy in the service of a physical and generous dance, notable for the carnal presence of the body. She then presents this in a choreographic and theatrical language of obvious force and sexuality.

Luxembourgish dancer and choreographer, Sylvia Carmarda studied at the Rosella Hightower School in Cannes and at the London Contemporary Dance School, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. As a dancer, she worked on various projects with Philippe Egli in Switzerland and Philippe Talard in Luxembourg, and joined the Ballets C. de la B. (BE) in 2002 for the production of Koen Augustijen’s Just another landscape for some jukebox money.

She then worked with Jan Fabre (BE) on three different productions: Je suis sang in 2005; as a co-producer and dancer in Requiem pour une metamorphose in 2007; as a dancer in I am a mistake also in 2007. In 2005-2006 she joined the adventure of Cirque du Soleil (CA) and participated in their North American tour with the show Delirium.

As a young choreographer she produced three shows: Only the lonely, a solo that premiered at Hivernales of the Festival d’Avignon; Crash, a solo presented at the festival of Sibiu; and lastly Absolutely Fabulous, a trio about football. She also choreographed the dance extracts for the films of Luxembourgish director Andy Bausch, and proudly participated as Royston Maldoom’s assistant for the Dance2007 project – part of Luxembourg’s year of culture. In June 2009, her company Missdeluxedanceco! opened the show Conscienza di terrore at Luxembourg’s Grand Théâtre. The same year, Camarda toured once again with Jan Fabre.

Since then she has been focusing on her own chorerographic work with pieces like Swan dies of an overdose (2010), Warrior of Beauty (2012) or Deleschtendag (2012). This year, she was featured in Mi Frida, a piece inspired by the life and art of Frida Kahlo, directed by Luxembourg-based actress and singer Sascha Ley. In August 2014, Sylvia Camarda was selected among more than 500 candidates to showcase her solo Martyr at the « Internationale Tanzmesse 2014 » (Düsseldorf) following unanimous critical and audience acclaim in Luxembourg.