Maya Oliva. Born in Montréal from an Italian/Polish family and raised in Florence, she travels to New York, Milano and Brussels, completing three years of studies at P.A.R.T.S. in 2016. In 2017 she tours “With a pair of dirty gloves” and “You didn’t see this coming”, co-created with Karoliina Loimaala, in India. The same year she creates “Blue Gloom”, in collaboration with Tina Afiyan Breiova, winning the first prize at the New Europe Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. Between 2018 and 2019 she performs in Italy for Virgilio Sieni and Camilla Monga, premieres “Dire”, co-created with Camilla Monga, and performs her solos “Persona”, “Bolero” in Florence and Rome and the performance “Thickness Flows” in Brussels. Between 2019 and 2021 she choreographs “I kept my eyes closed for as long as I could”, “OMBRA” and “I wish I was on Planet Earth in Helsinki. Maya’s work strives towards inhabiting liminal electrical frictions between physical states, bodies, objects or different artistic mediums. Her work aims to combine dance with sound, light and scenography, searching for energetical in-between tensions through the lens of movement and choreography. She is the co-founder of COMMON VOID, an interdisciplinary platform where students from different schools of performing arts in Brussels (P.A.R.T.S., INSAS, ESAC..) share and exchange their knowledge, practice and tools.