Claricia Parinussa is a Dutch-Indonesian movement artist based in Edinburgh, working across performance, choreography and producing.
Interested in exploring connections and spaces between diverse cultures and movement practices, her emerging artistic practice draws on traditional, contemporary, street dance and ballroom (vogue) cultures.
Current solo research project, the sky was pink, considers the notion of our bodies as archive; preserving learned and inherited movement languages, experiences held in physical memory, and a malleable, evolving identity. The research focuses on developing improvisational scores, exploring relationships with imagery, and developing dialogues between movement and sound.
Claricia gained a BA (Hons) Dance at Edinburgh College / Northumbria University in 2009 before undertaking the Dance Base DEBS bursary 2010-2011, under mentorship of Christine Devaney. She has since worked with Cagoule Productions, Xena Productions, Freshmess and Ready Ready Sauce; performing Inhabitants (Cagoule) at the Mapping Festival, Geneva 2011 and Cryptic Nights, Glasgow in addition to creating solo work forming, not yet formed under Breakin’ Convention Open Art Surgery 2012, mentored by Jonzi D and Christine Devaney.
Claricia co-founded all-female street dance company Jackin’ the Box with Ashley Jack in 2010; collaborating on hip hop theatre works including Misled and iDance performed at Breakin Convention Edinburgh, Dance City, Dundee Rep Theatre and Dance Base Fringe Heads Up programme 2011. She features in Young Fathers Low music video (DEAD 2014) and currently works with The State, Leith on hip hop community events, in addition to training ballroom (vogue dance) forms as a member of the international Kiki House of Tea.
Claricia has worked across production, festival and tour management with Conflux, David Hughes Dance Productions and Room 2 Manœuvre, and currently works with Luke Pell as Project Producer on In the Ink Dark.
Claricia is delighted to begin her Associateship with Dance Base this year.