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Edivaldo Ernesto MZ

Improvisation Expert/Teacher/Choreographer. Born in Maputo (Mozambique). Based in Berlin since 2007.

Edivaldo Ernesto began to dance in 1997 with the Tsemba dance group, where he learned Mozambican traditional dance for 4 years. In 2001, he was invited to be a member of Ussoforal, a western African traditional dance group. In 2003, he founded Escultutras Humanas, a company where he began contemporary dance. That same year, he was accepted for a choreographic development project, a six months training program organized by CulturArte (Maputo-Mozambique) and Dancas Na Cidades (Lisbon-Portugal). Through this program he attended several workshops with Boyzie Cekwana and Desire Davids (South Africa), David Zambrano and Mat Voorter (Venezuela-Holland). In 2005, he won a DanceWEB Scholarship for five weeks at ImPulsTanz, Vienna International Dance Festival, Austria.

For more than 15 years Edivaldo Ernesto has worked with David Zambrano in Duet improvisations performance, Creations/ Teaching and touring across the world. He performed: “twelve flies went out at noon”, “Soul Project” , ”SHOCK” and “land in love”. In 2010, he participated as an assistant of David Zambrano in the 50 Days program San Jose, Costa Rica, directed by David Zambrano. He has taught as assistant of David Zambrano at ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna (2011-2014); DansCentrum Jette, Brussels, Belgium; FUZIONI Improvisation Festival, Italy; EX>IN series,2014- 2016- 2018. He was invited to P.A.R.T.S dance school as assistant of David Zambrano and coached the Passing Through technique in 2008 in Brussels, Belgium.

Edivaldo Ernesto is also a former member of Sasha Waltz and Guests company. (2007-2014). He has worked with Sasha Waltz since 2007 as guest, and since 2008 he was a permanent ensemble member of Sasha Waltz & Guests. He performed Repertory and new Productions works: “Travelogue- Twenty to eight”, “Jagden und Formen”, “Continu”, “Metamorphoses”, “Passion”, “Gefaltet”, "Sacre" , and Rauschen in 2019 and also part of the various Dialogue-project by Sasha Waltz.

In 2013 the organizers of the UM:LAUT series Berlin, Radialsystem organized the first concert between innovative German Pianist Hauschka and Edivaldo Ernesto. Touring Europe and Germany. In 2015, he premiered his first choreographic solo “Tears” touring Europe, Asia, and South-America. In 2017, he also collaborated with director and choreographer Linda Kapetanea in duet choreography “Half the Truth” for Rootlessroot company. In 2020, Edivaldo Ernesto directed a solo choreography “Enchant”, performed by Rosario Ordeñez.