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Cat Jimenez

Cat Jimenez is a dancer, curator, creator and dedicated to the cypher.

As a performer her abstract, intimate, but expressive movement style enabled her to win several battles, receive a number of scholarships and to work and collaborate with various artists and companies for over ten years.

As a creator her art ultimately presents and queries underlying mechanics that shape and form people’s and society’s experiences of life. Furthermore, her desire aims at establishing a space that encourages mutual understanding and co-creation. This idea extends to her work as curator and boardmember at the Kultursommer Wien festival.

Since 2015 she is mainly in theater and has worked with directors like Elio Gervasi, Valentin Alfery Knuffelbunt, Akos Hargitay, Cornelia Böhnisch and many more… and has also been performing on stages for the Ars Electronica, sound:frame and the donaufestival.

Finding herself again between the culture of Hip Hop, contemporary art and her visual background, Cat merged her experiences, redefining her own perception of identity and performance. During her Tanz*Hotel residency in 2016 she created her first Solo dance piece called “Pi”. In the same year she could continue her research during the TURBO Impulstanz residency. One year later Cat has been chosen as “Stadttänzerin 2017” in Klagenfurt as residency artist and scholarship holder and additionally got selected for the danceWEB scholarship program by Impulstanz.  A personal achievement that also proved her right in believing and trusting in the art forms of Hip Hop.

In a collaboration with the visual artist Maiko Sakurai Karner, Cat Jimenez was working on her second performance in the same year. An interdisciplinary work discovering the meaning of “being in-between cultures” as East Asian women growing up in Middle Europe. The premiere took place in January 2018 in WUK during the “Huggy Bears 2017 final Showing”. The piece named “di stance” received positive feedback by the critics.