Born in Bogota, Columbia, Andrea Peña is a multidisciplinary artist. Her creative practices include choreography and design. Founded in 2014, Andrea Peña & Artists (AP&A) is renowned throughout Canada and the world for their critical and alternative creations. Through spatial universes, they break from the concept of humanity’s sensibility and lead us to thoughtful encounters, highlighting the body and soul’s vulnerability. Andrea Peña has recently been awarded the Clifford E. Lee Canadian Choreography Award from the Banff Arts Center for her conceptual and meticulous creations.
As a female artist directing our exploration, I chose to play a support role, rather than a strictly choreographer role. Collectively supervising a space for three artists and allowing them to expose and confront their own vulnerability would never have been possible without François, Jean-Benoît and Frédérique’s incredible trust and dedication. The piece is not about trying to find an answer to vulnerability, but rather about exposing human transparency.