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Developing - Ongoing Projects

Encounters with connoisseur 

Photography: Jessica Ballesteros Gutierrez

Place: Casa Tomada y El Palenque de Delia Zapata Olivella

Brenda Polo with the grandfather abuelo Jose Vicente Suarez, his great-grandson Andres Felipe and Edelmira Massa Zapata, which form part to the Uitoto Community.

Intercultural Encounter between the worlds 

Representatives from several parts of the world join thanks to the Indian classic dance as disciples of the Guru Dr. Saroja Viadyanathan in New Delhi.

From left to right you can see the students from India, Belaruss, (Guruji), Colombia, Japan and Zimbawe.  

Nicole Tenorio representa no solo a Colombia, sino también a Manusdea Antropología Escénica.

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Femenine Performance Encounter

"All these performances show us that our objective of bringing us together and visualizing our issues through art is possible"

LAWOMAN abre las puertas para que confluya la colectividad del 23 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre del 2018 en…

Tickets: $10.000, 15000

Four Perfrmances Bonus: $35.000

Reservations: 320 808 6286 - 300 472 4299


The first femenine performance encounter "LAWOMAN" intends to weave networks with artists women whose works address the different meanings of the body and territory. 


Using performance as support of the invisible body, we though in this encounter as a central, diverse and creative point in order to place us from what is happening with the feminine art within an historical context in which women are fighting to decide for own bodies, for own genre and our ideas.   

The importance of LAWOMAN as an inclusive project allow us to address "the femenine" from different posibilites. Image, body territory, performance are for us an urgency, we consider actors of change in front of the feminine issues, starting by the phrase #niunamenos we wanted to go beyond and put on the table works of women, in order to discuss, active, find us and know us...  

Click on the images to see the program!

Learn more about LAWOMAN here!



A corporal and audiovisual laboratory based on Butoh, with the mentoring of Brenda Polo and supported in the authenticity and knowledge of María Alejandra, directed by the winner of the National Artistic Residence Scholarship, Antonio V Garzón.


In this important project will participate the students of the Escuela Nueva Rural Resguardo; who will also take part of Butoh, audiovisual language and the cultural and environmental riches of their territory. 

Interconnecting worlds through performing arts

A small group of international students are learning Bharatanatyam in New Delhi, showing their passion for this art.

Students of many ages, from different cities and cultures come together thanks to the Indian Dances. 

Nicole Tenorio, dancer, researcher and manager of Vighnesa Natanam and Manusdea Antropología Escénica, belongs to this group of international students. There she lives and expands her studies of Indian Dance.

Clic on the video to learn more about!

Uitoto People

José Suarez and Nicole Tenorio

Jose Suarez, connoisseur and dancer of the Uitoto people, and Nicole Tenorio after a presentation in Casa Tomada. 

The Uitoto are one of the indigenous Colombian communities and, in this case, Peruvian, which despite the displacements and situations they lived, nowadays they have continued with their traditions, keeping alive their culture. 

Nytia Fest


First International Festival of Dances, Categories Contest, Shows and Workshops for dancers

Nytia Fest is celebrated with its multiple events, espectacular artists and all kind of new artistic experiences. 

If you want to learn more about the event, photos and videos,  visit on Facebook Nytia Fest 2018.

Vighnesa Natham

Indian Music and Dance Company


Nowadays, Vighnesa is looking for funds for the Pro India project, by recitals, concerts, workshops, etc.. It would be a big joy counting with the support of all those who are interested. 


1. JULY 25

Casa Tomada - Bogotá 

2. AUGUST 16

Adra - Bogotá

3. AUGUST 22

Kilele - Bogotá

4. AUGUST 25

Cayena - Bogotá


Nytia Fest - Medellín


Tambora - Bogotá

If you want to more about these #ProIndia activities, visit our page on Facebook Vighnesa Natham, or contact Nicole Tenorio - Facebook.

Photos: María Camila Salamanca Fotografía - Facebook 

                                     ACTIVITIES AGENDA

1. Laboratory-Staging

Days: Tuesdays

Date: June 5, 12, 19 and 16  - June 3 and 10

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Total number of hours: 18

Place: AdraDanza (Dg42a #20-45 - Teusaquillo)

2. Retreat-Laboratory-Staging


Days: Saturday, Sunday, Holiday Monday 

Date: 9, 10 y 11 de Junio

Total number of hours: 19

Place: Refugio de Altagracia Choachí, Cundinamarca

Includes Butoh Lab, food and lodging 

3. Performances

1. Intervention unconventional spaces (open to the public)

Day: Saturday

Date: June 30

Time: according to participants

Lugar: according to participants

2. Performance by Brenda Polo in the hill of "Virgen de              Guadalupe"

Day: Sunday

Date: July 15 

Time: 11: 00 am 


3. Jam Butoh Dance and live music 

Day: Tuesday

Date: July 17 

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Place: AdraDanza (Dg42a #20-45, Teusaquillo)

Fotografía: Ernesto Monsalve

The process will be recorded in Hd (Photograph and Video) by a professional. Participants will receive a Photo Package and a video clip which will be shared by our social media. 


In case of any question you can communicate to:

Phone3012777359 -3132705388



 National Residences
Manusdea offers national and international residences  (Choachí, Cundinamarca) in the Refugio de Alta Gracia, rural headquarters (1 hour) 43 km from Bogotá. Placed in La Vereda Resguardo Bajo, next to La Nueva Escuela, La Baticola sector. This creative space gives those interested in going forward research, formation and creation on a interdisciplinary way in different art branches, which are meant to be developed on a close bond with local community, nature and environment.
We aim to safeguard the immaterial cultural heritage of the ethnic Colombian groups on a intercultural dialogue, as well as knowledge, uses, techniques and tools, researching and promoting the artistic expressions and representations that establish bonds with the collective memory of the communities.  Areas: Dance,  Body and Performance Laboratory, Permaculture and Environment
DARMASISWA DARMASISWA is a scholarships program offered to every foreign student from countries with diplomatic relationships with indonesia to study Indonesian ( Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 72 universities in 2018.
This program has been established in 1974 as part of the initiative of ASEAN, by only accepting students from ASEAN countries. Yet, in 1976 the program expanded towards other countries. Nowadays the number of countries participating in this program is more than 121. The program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

Classic Indian Dance: Bharatanatyam

Dancer: Nicole Tenorio

Music: Andrés (Turú) Rodriguez

Organize: Embassy of India. Amigos de la India Association with the support of  Santo Tomás University.


Cosmic Dance  21 to 26 takes October in Bogotá. 

The party takes place in the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the kārttika month, which every year is between October 21 and November 18, and can last 4 or 5 days. It commemorates the death of the demon Narakasura by Krishna and the release of 16 thousand maidens who were imprisoned. It also celebrates the return of the prince to Rāma to Ayodhyā city after his victory over Rāvaṇa, king of demons. According to the legend, the citizens filled the walls and roofs with laps so Rama could easily find the road. From there started the tradition of turning on several lights through the night.



"Desco No cido" and Butoh Dance  Documentary


TIME: 9:00 A.M.

TIME: University of Cundinamarca Auditory (Ubaté)


Performance Workshop

TIME: 6:00 8:00 P.M.      

PLACE: Salón Casa de la Cultura    



Butoh Dance Workshop 

TIME: 10:00 AM a 12:00     

PLACE: Casa de la Cultura 



"LAS VÉNIDAS" Performance   

TIME: 5:00 PM.    

PLACE: Parque Principal Ubaté


A path of Diverse Encounters
Diverse Bogotá Scholarship


People with and without disability and with or without dance experience 



TIME: 11:30 A.M    



2. THURSDAY AUGUST 24       

TIME: 11:00 A.M.    

PLACE:  Trasmilenio  Museo Nacional Station  Bogotá,      Cr 7  calle 28  


3. FRIDAY AUGUST  25      

TIME: 11:00 A.M.    

PLACE: Jorge Tadeo University Lozano Plazoleta (Cra. 4 #22-61) 



TIME: 2:30 P.M.    

PLACE: Plaza de las Nieves. (Calle 20 between carreras 6 and 7)


Photography: Ernesto Monsalve


A path of Diverse Encounters"


It is a formation, creation and movement project in Butoh Dance for mixed groups. Within the  framework of the scholarship offered by the Program Stimuli, Bogotá Diversity to projects aimed to social sectors of the District Institute of Arts, IDARTES 2017.


DATE:                                               July 12 to August 23

DAYS:                                  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

TIME                                                9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

ADRESS:             Av Calle 32 N° 13 – 45, 3rd floor. MAS Centro Deportivo.

                                                   Free Entrance/Prior Registration

HOW TO REGISTER: It's so easy! Contact us to this email requesting your participation form:

For more information contact us: 301 2777 359

The project is aimed to people with and without disability (physic, cognitive, sensorial), with or without previous experience in dance. It has a duration of 6 weeks of formation-creation  (54 hours) and Performances (4) in unconventional spaces.

EN-TRANCE: It is a group composed by Maria Cristina Tavera, Anthropologist, Cultura Manager and actress focused on a communitary and inclusive artwork, Brenda Polo, dancer, choreographer and researcher in scenic anthropologist and Fernando Polo, Producer and Legal Representative.   
María Cristina Tavera, Brenda Polo and Fernando Polo
Body, Memory and Performance

Director:  Brenda Polo

Director's Assistant: Jessica Ballesteros

Producer: Fernando Polo.

Invited Speakers: 

Ko Murobushi Japanese dancer heir to the lineage HIjikata. Theme: Body to the Limit

Consuelo Pabón Ph. Philosophy University of Paris. Theme: (R)existence Acts   

Roberto Amador Neuroscientist National University of Colombia. Theme: Art, Mind and Performance

José Jairo Giraldo Physicist National University of Colombia. Theme: Physical Reflections about brain, mind and conscience.

Juan Fernando Polo Plastic Artist, specialist in Anatomy and Human Figure. Theme: Emergent Bodies.

Ricardo Toledo Theoric Artist Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. Theme: Possibilities of Resistance on a  level of exploration Body-Art.


Genre: Experimental Documentary/Butoh Dance

In this short film the esthetic and philosophic advances of the research and reflections in connection to Art and Sciencies are exposed through the exploration of the BODY, MEMORY AND PERFORMANCE  of Butoh Dance and the historical war moment and post conflict of the Colombian people.

Camera 1 Ernesto Monsalve. Camera 2 Fernando Polo. Camera 3 Jessica Ballesteros.Camera 4 Nicolás Abad. Camera 5 Santiago Romero. Bogotá-Colombia. All rights reserved. 



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