Ricardo de Paula

Born in 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Ricardo works as a dancer, choreographer and director.
He began his dance studies in 1987 in Harmonia Studio de Dança in Belo Horizonte, with Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance and has danced in companies like Grupo Corpo, Zikzira Physical Theatre, Dance Group Chameleon Mining Centre Classic Dance, Staatstheater Kassel and DV8 Physical Theater. He has worked with artists like Lloyd Nelson, Sasha Waltz, Felix Ruckert, Ahn Eun-Me, Sommer Urlickson, Christopher Winkler, Constanza Macras, Ana Mondini, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Dudude Hermann and Tuca Pinheiro, among others.
Since 2004 he lives in Berlin, where he is developing his research in contemporary dance called “Get Physical Process”. In 2011 he was selected in a public program of Berlin and received a scholarship to continue research. As a result, he performed the solo Shoot First in Theatre Ballhausnaunynstrasse and Tanznacht.
In 2006 he founded and became director of the Grupo Oito.