Mariana Amorim has a particular interest in the human condition, how it is related with the surrounding physical spaces, the influences of space in those who inhabited it, and how through the body, and documentation processes as writing, photography and video they can be deeper analysed and explored.
With a BA in Dance- Performance branch at Escola Superior de Dança, and a Masters in Research Choreography and Performance at Roehampton University of London, having Dr. Simon Ellis as tutor, Mariana is based in Porto where she has been developing her choreographic works for Esquiva Companhia de Dança and also in collaboration with several artists. Personal Talker, Opening Books and Doors, Amoragaperos, Borgia, Ajax Furioso - uma questão ontológica, In Between London-Porto - searching for places through performance installation walks, Vislumbre and Marasmo- uma estranha urgência por sardinhas, are some of her last works.
During the past few years she attended several workshops and masterclasses, not only in Portugal but also in Austria, Spain, Amsterdam, Geneva, and England, with Antonio Carallo, Andres Corchero, Juan Antonio Soarin, Lloyd Newson, Iñaki Azpillaga, Lisa Race, Salim Gauwloos Aka Slam, Steve Paxton and David Dorfman, between others.
As a performer collaborated with various artists and structures like Georgia Tegou, Alexandra Maturana, Jemma Bicknell, Isabelle Shad, Mafalda Deville, Catherine Bay and Radar 360º, having performed in several European countries and also Asia.