Luara Raio

A performer, dancer, dyke funk singer and choreographer, Luara Raio trained in the performing arts between Brazil, Portugal and France: at the University of Brasília, Forum Dança in Lisbon and ex.e.r.ce at the CCN de Montpellier-Occitanie.

She was singer and composer with the funk group Sapabonde from 2010 to 2015, travelling around many Brazilian cities singing about the lesbian experience, from lesbian to lesbian.
In Portugal, she works with João Fiadeiro, Mariana Tengner de Barros, Miguel Pereira, Ana Borralho and João Galante. In 2016, she created her first piece, the duo Chubby Bunny, as well as her solo Flecha.

In 2019, she will create Quadrilogia Da Encruzilhada, a series of dances at the intersection of spirituality, imagination and performance. Her work is rooted in a lesbian, racialised, anti-colonial perspective of the body that aims to activate threats and fractures in hegemonic representations of gender, race and the body.