BETA CIRCUS

Participants

Berna Huidobro

Berna Huidobro [PT]

Age: 34

Country: Portugal

Email: bernagarciah@gmail.com

 

Circus

Theatre

Berna graduated in Theatre from the Catholic University of Chile (2008), has completed the Berty Tobias Physical Theatre School in Barcelona – Jacques Lecoq method (2013), and a Masters in Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona (2016). From 2014 to 2015 she learned to construct/manipulate string puppets at “Casa Taller de Marionetas de Pepe Otal, Barcelona”. And from 2014 to 2016 she attended a circus training in the specialities of handstands and partner acrobatics at the “Rogelio Rivel” Barcelona Circus School. Her professional experiences as a performer began in Chile working in the street theater company “La Kanita Callejera”(2007-2011). In 2013 she moved to Europe/Spain and co-create the street theater company “Giramundo” (2013-2015). In 2016 she moved to Portugal and co-created the circus company “Vaya” where she performs till nowadays in the shows Atempo, On Time, Vertical Boom and I See You. Together with this company she has participated in more than 300 festivals throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. It has received 3 grants from the Chilean government (FONDART) for creation, international circulation and production of circus events, and 2 grants from the Portuguese government (DGArtes) for creation and internacional circulation. As Cultural Manager she worked in the production of International Festival and Companies: Santiago a Mil-Chile (2008-2010),  Memphis in May International Festival – U.S.A. (2012), La Fura dels Baus Theater Company (2015), FiraTàrrega Festival – internship in Area PRO La Llotja (2016), Festival “FITICH” Chilean Patagonia (2017). Between 2017-2018 she worked as an external consultant for “Carpa Azul Circus Association” Valparaíso – Chile. Since 2018 she works at the Associação Teatro Experimental de Lagos (Algarve – Portugal), as a producer, and from 2020 she is a member of the directive.