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Rosely Conz
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Rosely Conz HeadshotAssistant Professor
Global Diversity: Dance

Rosely Conz is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer and teacher. In 2016, she earned a MFA in Dance at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where she taught ballet, contemporary dance and served as Dance Events Coordinator. Rosely already holds a BFA in Dance and a MA in Performing Arts by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) - Brazil. At this university, Rosely taught intermediate/advanced contemporary dance while researching the impacts of the Ideokinesis somatic method to ballet and contemporary dance in higher education. For the past 15 years, Rosely has been performing and choreographing professionally for Brazilian dance companies such as Dançaberta Dance Group and Packer Dance Co. She had her work funded by grants in Brazil such as FICC (Fund for Cultural Investments) and Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), and her most recent choreography was commissioned by Merge Dance Company at the State University of Texas. Rosely’s present research focuses on issues related to foreignness, displacement and cultural cannibalism; ideas she expresses through movement tasks and multimedia strategies that have the potential to generate new bodily responses and emotions, both for audience and dancers. Collaboration is part of Rosely’s philosophy which led to partnerships with Ana Baer (Texas University), Bailey Anderson (CU-Boulder), Julia Ziviani (Unicamp- Brazil), Adam Sekuler (CU-Boulder), amongst other incredible artists.