Natalia Barua is a dance artist working predominantly in screendance, dance for non-theatre spaces and inclusive practice. She has recently moved to Edinburgh after 8 years of living and working in London and Barcelona. Collaboration is an important part of Natalia's work and she is interested in collective approaches to combining dance with interdisciplinary practices.
Natalia's live works have been presented in galleries in Spain & Portugal and she now regularly works with moving image artist Owa Barua. Their films have been awarded at and selected for several international screendance festivals and installed nationally. Natalia was invited to work with notable dance filmmaker and author Katrina McPherson in 2016 and 2018 during her Work Room residency.
Natalia has worked as a dance practitioner in community settings for nearly 10 years. She offers fully inclusive and integrated sessions working with mainstream groups and people with specialist needs. She has been employed by orgs such as the Roundhouse & Royal Academy of Dance. Natalia is heavily involved in delivering dance to people with learning disabilities and was Co-Director for Diverse Dance, an inclusive community dance organisation from 2013 – 2017. She has recently took up her post as Dance Worker with YDance.
Natalia also works in arts producing and project management. She has worked with Gracia Arts Project, ENBS and was Assistant Participation Producer at East London Dance from 2013-2016.