Limas Utopicas

Limas Utopicas

Born out of a pandemic crisis, Choreo Dance Film Festival (CDFF) celebrates the diversity of Choreomundus students and alumni by bringing together dance films around the world. CDFF is dedicated to promoting Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and to bridge the gap between dance and film.


Original project by Corpusmedio (Adele Fournet and Moyra Silva), with co-production support of Centro Cultural de España in Lima. “Limas Utópicas” is a site-specific movement film. The film explores our particular interpretation of “utopia” as a starting point and trigger to defy with movements Lima city’s status quo. Fifteen Limeñxs– representing a wide variety of ages, occupations and socio-cultural backgrounds–express their visions of utopia using their bodies and group compositions in this site-specific video dance piece. This video is the final product of a free four-week movement workshop for non-dancers offered at the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima, Peru, led by the multimedia creative duo CorpusMedio (Adele Fournet and Moyra Silva). Working collectively, we explored how to defy, in small and varied ways, different aspects of the urban status quo in Lima– a city slowly overcoming and redefining a traumatic past with terrorism and public spaces. The video features collective movement and sound compositions created by Fournet and Silva in collaboration with the fifteen workshop participants.

Directors – Moyra Silva, Adele Fournet

Moyra Silva Rodriguez is a Peruvian interdisciplinary and performing artist with a background in contemporary dance and theatre. Her artistic research explores the intersections between public space, dance community, hybrid identities and ancestry, through an interdisciplinary approach (film, dance, installation). Her academic study focussed on the overseas Chinese community in Europe and the Americas, as fourth generation Tusan (Chinese-Peruvian). Her work has been supported by the Instituto Cultural Peruano NorteAmericano (PE), El Centro Cultural de España (PE), Performing Arts Festival of Lima (PE), German Federal Foreign Office and Goethe Institut (DE), and Trondheim Municipal Council (NO)

CorpusMedio (2011-ongoing)
The collaborative music-dance-media duo lead by Moyra Silva (PE) and Adele Fournet (USA) bridge between the hemispheres of the Americas to overcome the dichotomy of global south and global north by working together with empathy, care and common beliefs to generate critical artistic creation. In 2011 CorpusMedio had its first collaboration, when they met in Lima (PE) and Adele musicalized Moyra’s performance Reflejo Animal (2011). Since then they have gone on to create works including Limás Utópicas (2019), Caer es una forma (2017), and NAVE (2019). Currently, they are eager to deepen their professional collaboration by establishing their unique methodology for creating aesthetic and politically relevant site-specific video dance interventions with diverse groups of non-dancers.