juan felipe amaya gonzalez
- DAS Choreography
juan felipe amaya gonzalez (jfag) is a body made in Colombia that likes to do weird movements and situations for others to experience. He enjoys collaborating and working with others by carefully crafting possibilities for encounters, for the unexpected, and for enhanced sensuality. He is investigating the plasticity of time, impermanence, and simultaneity. This investigation comes from experiences such as that of migration, its ambivalent legal status, and the informality of labor in such a context, and how they can evoke traces of remembrance and perception.
After studying playwriting in Barcelona, he graduated from the BA Dance Context Choreography at HZT Berlin. He initiated the collective project Kimberly Kaviar together with Simone Gisela Weber, presenting their work at places like Ringtheater Berlin and Theaterhaus G7 Mannheim. He co-founded Scores for Gardens, a study group working at the intersection of performance and critical theory, collaborating with institutions like Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, KABK, and the Ostfold International Theater. From 2018 until 2020 he was a member artist of the Creative Europe research project on dance and technology Moving Digits. He co-developed the project “Pattern Parade” that attempted to summon an AI through occultist and esoteric practices, with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation and Fonds Darstellende Künste, which was presented at the Transmediale Studio in Berlin in 2023. He mainly works collaboratively with artists like Deva Schubert, Jan Rozman, Maciej Sado, Florine Leoni, Michael Portnoy, Heiner Goebbels, Nile Koetting, amongst others.