Cristina Fernandes Rosa

Biography

Cristina Fernandes Rosa is an artist-scholar and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton’s Department of Dance. Her scholarship is interested in the relationships between embodiment, cognition, and knowledge production in the global context. In her book Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification (2015) Cristina examines how aesthetic principles cultivated across the black Atlantic contributed to the construction of Brazil as an imagined community. Combining theory and practice, her current project, Movements of Sustainability, investigates projects that intertwine the concept of sustainability with aesthetic and philosophical knowledges cultivated in non-Western movement practices (i.e. capoeira, yoga, butoh, meditation, etc). In this project, the concept of sustainability derives from as a series of onion-shaped relations, namely: the care of self; the care of others; the care of environments; and the care of knowledges and ways of knowing.