New Movements: Yasmin Mello

Fri 9 Apr 2021
13:30 - 14:30
Online: Via Zoom

Yasmin is a DI Professional Member and is a recipient of a Dance Ireland Residency in DanceHouse. 
During this New Movements sharing, Yasmin will show material developed for ECOS during her DI Residency (5 - 9 April).

 In this process showing the performers will be in different countries interacting through the virtual world and they will explore the idea of the body as an archive, a container for experience and how dance is transmitted even with an ocean apart.


This is a free event but booking is required.
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ECOS is an interdisciplinary and cross-borders piece. The research is being developed by two fellow brazilian performers, Yasmin Mello and Juliana Tarumoto, who met in Ireland in a moment they both were seeking a home away from home. In their previous work, they explored creating from impulses coming from the body; they then started a dialogue about the concept of home and its relationship with displacement and other changes inherent to human life. This is how they began to develop the idea of body-as-home and in June 2020 they spent a week in an online residency investigating the concept and its implications.

The idea of ECOS is based on the complex concept of consciousness, in which the mind is constantly reflecting the stimuli offered by our nervous system and therefore it is interactively creating images/interpretations of the world around us. ECOS also plays with the layer of exchange between the body as home of the mediator versus the body as a home of the performer in a complex feedback loop of stimuli that happen from within to without and vice versa.  The focus of this creative process resides in constantly seeking to reach moments of truth when moving, connect to the present moment and use image(-in-action) to compose the choreographic patterns through the pleasure and joys of movement. Because the research is based on elements of neuroscience, meditation, buddhism and our body's innate source of knowledge there is an interesting feature of solitude to research within oneself before emerging to share your findings with others.

Artists Biographies

Juliana Tarumoto

Juliana Tarumoto is a performer, choreographer, dancer and Yoga instructor. She has a BA in Contemporary Dance and a dance teaching degree at UNICAMP (Campinas/Brazil) and a MA in Dance Performance at The University of Limerick (Limerick/Ireland).  She is interested in dance improvisation, videodance and recently she started to study how dance is perceived and transmitted through videoconferences apps.

She started her career as an apprentice with  Ballet Chicago Studio Company (Chicago/USA). Besides it, during an exchange program in London Contemporary Dance School -The Place, Juliana worked with Dane Hurst, Sarah Dowling, Geir Hytten, Hannes Langolf, Fernanda Prata and Fionn Cox Davies. In Brazil, she was a dancer with Dança sem Fronteiras directed by Fernanda Amaral from February/2017 to July/2018.

In September/2018, Juliana moved to Ireland, where she did the MA Contemporary Dance Performance in The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance- University of Limerick, with Jenny Roche as course director. During her MA she deepened her studies in screendance, producing the films “Dance. Damhsa.Tari. 舞蹈.Nritya.” (2019) and“DANCER...?” (2019). In Ireland, Juliana was a participant of the Step Up 2019, having the opportunity to tour and perform in Limerick, Longford, Cork and Dublin; original works by Marguerite Donlon, Francesco Vecchione and Emanuele Soavi.

Juliana is currently a freelancer dancer based in Piracicaba (Brazil) researching how to continue to create dance in a post-Covid scene.


Yasmin Mello

Yasmin Mello is a Dublin based choreographer, director, performer, researcher and a dance and pilates instructor. She has a BA in Dance from Angel Vianna Dance College (Br) and an MPhil  in Theatre and Performance from Trinity College Dublin (Ire) and her main interest is making interdisciplinary work combining dance, theatre and visual arts through intuitive investigation. She has performed with several dance groups in Brazil and twice took part at the Panorama Festival: in 2011 with her own work "Gira a Gira" as part of the Universities Showcase and in 2014 as part of a Residency with Cena11 Dance Company. In 2015 she started working as Assistant Director and Performer at Portus Dance Company, an independent dance company based in Rio de Janeiro; together they created a collection of short screendances, an itinerant street performance performance and a stage work called “Palavras”. After moving to Dublin in 2016 she worked as a Dance Director training and choreographing a group of young dancers with the Lucan based company Next Level Dance Center and together they received numerous dance awards including the “Outstanding Choreography Award” with the Twilight Festival in 2017.

 Yasmin has co-written, directed and choreographed the dance theatre piece “Oi!”, which premiered in February 2019 at the Scene+Heard Festival and  which was later adapted to a short film with the support of the LaunchPad Bursary from DanceHouse Dublin. Besides that, together with comedy actor and writer Johny Walsh she has developed and facilitated the project “Mobilise” a socially engaged workshop which was awarded the Trinity Equality Fund 2019. She also received a scholarship to join the Echo Echo Dance and Movement Festival 2019 and with it came the opportunity to expand her network with international artists. In July 2020 she spent a week in residency at DanceHouse Dublin working on her new piece “Marbleface” which was later  performed as a short film work-in-progress with Imagine Arts Festival 2020 (Ire) and has been selected to be commissioned by the festival in 2021.

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