Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte

Silvia Ehnis Pérez Duarte was born in Mexico City in 1985. She currently lives and works between Cologne and Bochum. She received a classical dance education in her hometown, and through her work with dance companies in Mexico City she discovered the vast possibilities of contemporary dance. She moved to Cologne to complete her studies at the Centre for Contemporary Dance. Her interest in choreography and in the creative process led her to the Master degree course in Scenic Research at the RUB in Bochum.

She works with the idea of “shared bodies”, the narration and portrayal of this weave of raw materiality, fleeting experiences and unpredictable stories that are inevitably connected with others. The dance expands the space created in this web of multiple realities within and outside our bodies.

She is a founding member and co-artistic director of TachoTinta ( and curator of the residency program Tanzatelier 0.10 in Quartier am Hafen.  Her work has been presented in Mexico, Germany and South Korea, including stage pieces, artistic research projects and workshops. She works as a guest dancer with Cocoon Dance, Kollektiv Zoo and Overhead Projekt, among others.

Performances (Selection from 2015 on)

2020 „Beat Beethoven Festival“ by Cocoon Dance   2019 Hundertpro Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr | Mülheimer Theatertage NRW (Rahmenprogramm) | Intersection Festival Busan South Korea 2018 Now & Next Festival Düsseldorf | “Surround” by Overhead Projekt | “Scutum Studies” by  Kollektiv ZOO 2017 tanz.tausch festival Cologne | Now & Next Festival Düsseldorf |19. International Dance Festival Daegu South Korea | Input International Dance Festival Cheongju South Korea 2016 „City Dance“ by Stefanie Tiersch | „Zwischen den Seilen“ by Johnny Lloyd in Oper Köln  2015 „Silence“ by IPTanz


2019 Flausen+ Scholarship with TachoTinta 2015 Deutschlandstipendium | DAAD Award for outstanding achievements by foreign students

Community Engagement

2019-2020 Speaker of the Jour Fixe Tanz (Independent Dance Scene in Cologne)

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