‘Connecting awareness through movement’
Chilean born artist Geraldine Balcazar has merged her passions and is actively creating as a movement artist: facilitating reconnection through movement. She has enjoyed a dance and education career since 1998 creating work as a result of her movement research. In 2010 she rediscovered yoga, training with Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss to compliment her dance training.
Geraldine continues to dedicate herself to researching movement, its origins and how we respond to this art form. She does this through her ongoing training, collaborating with other artist and putting on work as a result of her findings . Together with her dance training Geraldine has completed courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama and Nutrition since 2010 and Yoga Teacher Training in India in the Yoga Synergy Style with Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg Olivier (2014). Her movement practice has been greatly influenced by her interactions and training with Bianca Machliss, Simon Borg Olivier, Master Yang Zhen Hua, Clive Sheridan, foofwa d’imobilite, Sasha Waltz and Co, Aakash Odedra, Lemi Ponifasio, Jrisi Jusakos, Alice Cummins and Nicole Beutler.
Geraldine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Western Sydney in 2002 — majoring in Contemporary Dance and later completed a Bachelor of Education (Dance and Drama) in 2003. She is currently directing her personal research in movement and its affects on the sensory body whilst placing the findings into a body of work.