Rafaela Sahyoun

Rafaela Sahyoun is a Latin American from São Paulo, working in the field of arts as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. She spirals through these roles within the ever-evolving landscape of performative practices, community, and context. She dedicates herself to artistic and pedagogical projects that unfold and shape-shift continuously through ongoing research and shared practices. Actively collaborating with artists, researchers, students, and art institutions in Brazil and abroad, she has a strong inclination towards hybrid formats of multicultural collaborations in dialogues with multidisciplinary disciplines. As an educator, she cultivates her movement practice "The Body The Player The Journey" in diverse contexts, such as universities, higher education dance and theater schools, undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and both dance and theater companies. Her most recent choreographic work, "Fôlego" (2022), was commissioned by São Paulo City Ballet (Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, BCSP) in partnership with São Paulo Cultural Center (Centro Cultural de São Paulo, CCSP) and had its 2023 season at São Paulo Municipal Theater (Theatro Municipal de São Paulo).