Yesenia Fuentes is a choreographer, dancer and director. Always underscoring the importance of the process of research and creation, Yesenia seeks to question the absurdity and hollowness of certain dynamics of the contemporary world while reflecting more broadly on existence and the human condition. Her works, in situ and immersive, explore the intimate interaction between the body and its environment. Questioning temporality, her gestures develop on the frontier of introspection and of the relationship with the outside world, translating into movement the connection between the conscious and the unconscious.
Not only her rigorous preparation but the different experiences and encounters she has had have defined Yesenia’s forms and set up a path of discovery through dance. Born in Bogotá, she moved to Montreal in 2001, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Concordia University.
Yesenia’s solo performances, elaborate and expressive pieces, have been presented in varied venues around the world. Likewise, the vibrant collaborative projects of dance, photography, music, and video that she has participated in have reached diverse places and publics. As a way of learning and sharing with others, Yesenia organizes and offers Butoh workshops. Since 2016 Yesenia founded, P'andanza, for the creation, production and diffusion of dance performance.
Member of the Regroupement québécoise de la danse
Photo © Adriana Garcia Cruz