Hueco (Hollow) is a contemporary dance solo performance by award-winning artist Poliana Lima that explores the notion of identity through the concept of journeying and through the interaction between movement and live music.

At the core of the work is an exploration of the sensation of vertigo – what happens when we throw ourselves into the unknown. Hueco is the emptied space between what is left behind and what is emerging. It’s in this emergent space that dance makes itself felt.

Poliana Lima is a dancer and choreographer originally from Brazil and currently based in Madrid. She began creating work in 2011 with the solo work Palo en la Rueda. In 2013 she was selected to take part in the European funded project Performing Gender, in which she created the performance work Body-Rag, which premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

Her collaboration with performer Ugne Dievaityte in 2012 produced two new works: Es Como Ver Nubes and Flesh, which were programmed in a number of national and international festivals including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Spring Forward, Aerowaves, Mercat de Flors, Festival Dansa Valencia, Festival New Baltic Dance, Madrid en Danza, Korzo.

In 2014, Atávico, her first ensemble work, was awarded five national awards including First Prize in the prestigious XXVIII Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid. In 2015 she won Best Performance Work at the ACT Festival in Bilbao (Spain) and in 2016 she closed the Festival with the beautiful choreographic work, Se Mueven Pero Se Dicen Nada – We Move But We Say Nothing.

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Hueco will be performed at York Theatre Royal Studio on Thursday 24 May 2018, at 7.45pm.