Venuri Perera

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Venuri Perera is a performance artist, choreographer and movement facilitator. Primarily trained in Kandyan dance, she was a member of the acclaimed Chitrasena Dance Company from 1994 to 2007. Since 2004, she has collaborated in dance productions, contemporary theater, film, and therapeutic movement projects across several countries. Perera's works centralize questions of rights of access in a racialised present and attunes with the woman's body through its many thresholds of strength and vulnerability. She has led the choreography camp 2017 and 2018 and curated the dance platform supported by the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka. Perera pursued her Post Graduate Certificate (Dance in the Community) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music in 2008 (awarded the Michelle Simone Prize for Choreography). She is interested in the body as a "political provocateur" and strongly believes in the transformative power of performance.

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