Hugo LeonardoArtists of Dance dedicated to Contact Improvisation since 2001, with extensive and intense work in events related to this practice in Brazil and abroad, including the idealization and artistic direction of EmComTato Contact Improvisation Festival in Bahia (

MA in Dance and PhD in Performing Arts at the Federal University of Bahia, he’s the author of “Poetics of Opportunity: choreographic structures open to Improvisation”, published by EDUFBA (2009) and “Shared Dishabituation: contact improvisation, a game of dance and vertigo” , Selo A Editora (2014).

Hugo Leonardo

He is the founder of NAU Nascente Art and Utopia, an ongoing project for establishing an education and research institute related to a center for “residences of creation and contemplation” in the vicinity of the Chapada Diamantina National Park, in Bahia-Brazil.