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photo Analivia Cordeiro

Analivia Cordeiro, São Paulo, 1954.

Analivia Cordeiro is a dancer, choreographer and architect. She studied the Laban Method of dance in Brazil and modern dance with Alvin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham and Gus Solomons Jr. and at Viola Farber Dance Studios in New York and later studied the Eutony Corporal Method in Brazil. She graduated in Architecture from the University of São Paulo en Brasil, she has a Masters in multimedia from the University of Campinas, and a Doctorate in Comunicación and Semiotics from PUCNSP, Brazil.

Considered one of the pioneers of video art in Brazil, she has created both performances and videos, of special importance is a system of notation of human movement “Nota Anna”, based on the Laban Method. Her work has been exhibited in diverse countries such as USA, Switzerand, Argentina, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

Her work is presented in international collections as the Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de São Paulo - MAC USP, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Oskar Schlemmer Archives, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Victoria&Albert Museum, England Museum of Modern Art, and the MoMA among others.


Her work “M3X3” won the 10th edition of the ARCO-BEEP Electronic Art Award.

Work at the collection: M3X3

artwork M3X3-Analivia Cordeiro

M3X3, 1973

It is a computer-dance for TV (In 1973, there was no VHS in Brazil), considered the first Brazilian video-art work. The interpreters are regularly placed in a matrix 3x3, in a high-contrast black&white scene, they move mechanically, as critics to the digital society.

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