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Video of the 2nd workshop in Bulgaria

Creative director Kostadin Ekzarov has been editing a very catchy video of Sara’s workshop at Flava House in Sofia, Bulgaria (contemporary dance technique and improvisation). Check it out!

The second workshop of contemporary dance at Flava House was composed of two parts: 1) the dance technique class and 2) the improvisation and composition class.  Together with the participants Sara created a short dance presentation with the material of the classes and the students performed it on the last day for the audience.

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Workshop Flava House – Sofia, Bulgaria

Flava House - Sofia, Bulgaria
Street Dance & Culture Laboratory

Flava House is a cultural space which offers contemporary dance and much more. The organisation hosts many different events such as: Screenings, Workshops, Exhibitions, Panels and discussions, Festivals, Board Games Competitions, Live Performances and more.

Flava House, Sofia 1000, Tsar Simeon str. 70 (enter the yard)
Facebook: Flava House

Photo’s “Force Displacement” 2012

Photography by: Pepijn Lutgerink (
With: Chiel Brandsema, Sara Cecilia Alba, Luana Rossetti, Anderson Carvalho, Stella Elena Höttler  Choreography: Raúl Saldarriaga 












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Video: Sara dancing for art students

A short video was made by Yvonne Maya Bakker of Sara dancing for her art students in The Netherlands.

class: Model & More (Model & Meer)
location: SAKB Ateliers
video: Yvonne Maya Bakker

Performance at EYE film institute in Amsterdam

Initiated by filmmaker Fedor Sendak and together with choreographer and performer Raúl Saldarriaga, Sara danced a piece in and around the new futuristic building of the film institute in the North of Amsterdam: the EYE Film Institute. The EYE Film Institute ( is the Dutch centre for cinema and is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the country. The performance was part of a ‘flash mob’ implemented in a Master Film workshop by filmmaker and trans-media expert Aneta Lesnikovska.

Aneta Lesnikovska
Aneta Lesnikovska has worked as associate professor of digital film at Institute of Arts ArtEZ in The Netherlands and is a co-founder of Digital Film Lab; she was a script doctor at the talent campus at Sarajevo Film festival 2010. In April 2011 she finished her specialization at the Binger Film Lab within the Company! Program for talented and upcoming producers. She is currently working at the MA graduate department of The Dutch National Film School as a guest teacher and she is developing the transmedia project Loud.

Raúl Saldarriaga
Check the last paragraph of this post

Fedor Sendak
Fedor Sendak is director of fiction films described as visual, absurdistic, fantastic. Being a bachelor student in 1999 Fedor founded the dutch film industry website Apart from his work at his co-owned company Filmpeople he works as a filmmaker, illustrator, designer and board member of the Filmnetwerk Foundation. Since January 2012 Fedor is studying film at the Master Film program in Amsterdam (NFTA).



Performance on a ferry boat in Amsterdam

I am Dutch”  a choregraphy by Raul Saldarriaga

The Colombian choreografer Raul Saldarriaga invited Sara to dance in a short duo in Amsterdam during 2012. In cooperation they created the piece  ”I am Dutch”. They presented a fragment of the work on the ferry boat that connects Amsterdam North with Amsterdam Central Station.

During the piece the ferry travels between Amsterdam North and Amsterdam Center, and the stage it is the space between two spaces.  Transporting the dancers from one place to the other is a key element of this piece on the subject of cultural integration.

Dancers: Raul Saldarriaga and Sara Alba
Location: Amsterdam Ferry Boat 54 (GVB)
Date: January and February 2012


Photo’s workshop Tunja 2012

Location: Claustro de Santa Clara la Real, Tunja, COLOMBIA
Workshop supported by: Fundacion Cultural Hibrido / Colectivo La Caracol
Dates: 30 of July to the 4 of august 2012























Photos by:  Juan Carlos Silva - Teacher: Sara Alba /

Sara dances ‘Force Displacement’ in Rotterdam

Sara is performing in a new piece “Force Displacement” by Colombian choreographer Raúl Saldarriaga part of One Nights Dance performances organised by Dansateliers in Rotterdam. Check out the trailer!

Moving another body to gain the territory it occupies.
DANCERS: Chiel Brandsema, Sara Cecilia Alba,
Luana Rossetti, Anderson Carvalho, Stella Elena Höttler
CHOREOGRAPHER: Raúl Saldarriaga

One Nights Dance is a project that gives five beginning makers the opportunity to create a small work in a compact period, with guidance, supported by workshops and with the possibility to share thoughts with a dramaturge and amongst the participants. The application is open, but we have selected five makers who were convincing in their motivation to be a maker, clear in their concept, elaborated in their working method and convincing during the selection workshop. The dance makers we have selected are: Daniela Cruz, Eilit Marom, Loïc Perela, Conner Schumacher and Raúl Saldarriaga. One of the makers will be awarded by a Research and Devlopment project in 2013.

Dansateliers is an independent place for dancers and makers to meet and greet in Rotterdam. On a daily base we organise professional dance classes en on a regular base jams and workshops. As a dance work place we offer the possibility to research and investigate, as a production house we produce short and full-length evening works. Every dance maker working under our umbrella, either to conduct a research, or to produce a piece, will be supported on a publicity and production level and will be coached dramaturgically. All tailor-made.


Raúl Saldarriaga is dancer and choreographer. He has won several choreographic prizes in Bogotá, Colombia including the choreographic prize “Localidades Culturalmente Activas” from the Secretaria de Cultura y Turismo for the production of his piece “La Plancha” in 2008. His work has been shown at different Festivals in Colombia and abroad including Experyment Festival in Poland, Festival de Solos y Duetos Venezuela, ACT Festival Bilbao, Spain. In The Netherlands he won an artistic Residence for 2010 at Dansmakers, Amsterdam for the production of “Wolf’s Mouth”. The artistic path of Raúl has evolved not only around dance; he has an education in the Visual Arts as part of his studies in the Arts Pedagogy Program of the Licenciatura en Artes from the Universidad Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá, Colombia.

Blog of Raúl Saldarriaga (choreographer):


“APARICIONES” in The Hague and Amsterdam

September 2012: CLOUD gettogether#2 presentes “APARICIONES” in THE HAGUE, The Netherlands.
Directed by Raul Saldarriaga. Performers:  Sara Alba, Anna Lenartowska.

Second series of performances at Heesterveld Creative Community (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost)





Raúl Saldarriaga 
is dancer and choreographer. He received an artistic Residence for 2010 at Dansmakers, Amsterdam The Netherlands for the production of “Wolf’s Mouth”.

Blog of Raúl Saldarriaga (choreographer):

Six days of workshop in Tunja (Colombia)

From the 30 of July to the 4 of august 2012 Sara Alba went to Tunja, the capital of Boyacá (a province near Bogotá) where she gave a contemporary dance workshop to a new group. The initiative came from the dancer and teacher Mariana Cadena, the director at Colectivo La Caracola. Around 15 persons with different backgrounds participated during a six day long intensive contemporary dance workshop. The students formed a remarkably heterogeneous group of literature students, theatre performers and musicians. Some of them had dance experience, others had never tried contemporary dance before. This workshop, supported by Fundacion Cultural Hibrido, turned into a great and touching experience for Sara and the participants, featuring technical classes, improvisation and composition exercises. After the workshop poems students wrote poems inspired by the classes!

Location for the workshop:
Claustro de Santa Clara la Real (a charming old colonial building).

Poster design: Fundacion Cultural Hibrido / Colectivo La Caracola
Photo: Fedor Sendak (





Photo’s of the workshop made by one of the participants.