About Clo Mudrik
Born 12th of March 1970 in São Paulo-SP Brazil
Clo Mudrik is researching about Traditional Dances and Rhythms since 1981 after doing years of competitive gymnastics and Laban Technique of Body Expression she got in touch with Capoeira and through the “Brazilian Martial Art” she traveled many countries performing and teaching Capoeira, Samba, Maculele and Puxada-de-Rede. The intense training and immersion in the Capoeira world took Clo to discover the afro-religion Candomble and the community world of Samba being part of several Samba’s Schools (Tom Maior, Perola Negra, Gavioes da Fiel in Sao Paulo), when studying Physical Education at the University of Sao Paulo and took part of Folk groups( Boi do Morro do Querosene, Teacher Tiao Carvalho, Antonio Nobrega) leading to an involvement with a local and cultural community in Sao Paulo. The passion for the movement leaded Clo to Acrobatico Fratelli’s Circus School where she found herself in a magic world of Circus and getting in touch with different types of artistic expressions(Contact Improvisation Jams Sessions, Physical Theatre, New Dance) and gave her the chance to perform with other companies around the world( La Fura Dels Baus, Marragekus, Stalker Theatre).
Clo Mudrik lived in New Zealand for 10 years where she started teaching Capoeira and Traditional Brazilian Dances, organizing the wing of dancers of Wellington Batucada and since 2008 producing Festivals of Brazilian Culture (Live Brazil Festival and Festival Brazil), teaching workshops in Festivals such as WOMAD, Capital E, Capoeira Brazil Festival, Jambalaya, Parihaka, Rhymes and Vines) performing shows of Brazilian music in radio stations, playing music, singing, dancing, doing props and costumes for Brazealand Band(as part of Brazealand Project) and teaching Circus Skills.
In 2012 Clo moved to Sydney/Australia and taught Circus Skills to the East Gymnastics/Edgecliff where she coaches Artistic Gymnastics for kids and adults, she also worked as Tissue Coach at Umbilico-Space for Movement, she taught Samba classes at Dance Central and runTraditional Brazilian Dances workshops and Private classes.
In December 2017, Clo moved to Adelaide and started her job at South Australian Circus Centre coaching at the Performance Program.
ZambaBem Dances seeks to represent the artistic and educational folklore of a country of continental dimensions like Brazil, Clo has a fiery need for search intensely to elaborate an artwork that involve many different arts such as dance, music, theatre and circus and is faithful to an original work with a holistic education of the human being using dance/movement and rhythm, always engaging and researching the rich and popular demonstrations in the Brazilian folklore.