Teresa Arenas Salas
MFA, Dramatic Art
Teresa Salas (she/her) is a performance practitioner, teacher and mother from Chile. She has worked in physical theater, dance and movement-based performances since 2005. Teresa worked five years in Italy at Grotowski’s Workcenter, training in voice, movement and directing, culminating in the opus The Living Room. She is a member of the dance company Danza CIEC in Chile, and has participated as a performer and creator in various experimental pieces both in Chile and Europe. Prior to pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Arts at UC Davis, Teresa worked as a movement teacher for undergraduate theater students at Universidad Mayor in Chile. Her work grapples with the study of movement, voice and singing both for stage productions and performance as research. From a feminist lens her work intends to find collaborative tools for creation and the study of kinesthetics as a mean to ask how to decolonize our experiences and enrich the interconnectivity between living things.