Who We Are
Inspired by the instantaneous creation of artistic movement and impassioned to experience the world through dance
Plonova Dance is an emerging company born in 2013 in Bogota, Colombia with an interest to investigate and express the truth – the universal essence of the human experience, that which we carry in our souls.
With this intent Plonova Dance began this journey of creation and composition. Fusing the broad array of techniques and cultures of which the art form comprises with the aim to delve into and express real-life issues, experiences, situations and characters through the medium of dance. Using improvisation and acting as part of the dancer’s role to achieve a greater capacity for interpretation and connection with their inner selves and with the audience.
Our creations aim to stimulate thought and emotional reactions in the viewer, to take them out of their comfort zone and contemplate other perspectives and ideas.
There are two great days in a person’s life: the day they are born and the day they discover what for.
Daniela came to the world to create and share her art with you. A choreographic director and dancer specializing in contemporary dance, she began her career as a professional dancer in the National Ballet of Colombia with whom she formed her art for three years before graduating from the Superior Academy of Arts, Bogotá, Colombia in 2014.
As an interpreter, Daniela stands out through her versatility – commanding knowledge of dance forms including afro, urban, and contemporary dance.
She has participated in international festivals in Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Malaysia, England and Australia and continues developing a deep physical and theoretical investigation of contemporary and urban dance techniques to complement her creations.
As Choreographic Director of Plonova Dance, Daniela has created and presented a number of works each with different dramatic formats where theatre also plays a fundamental role in the scene along-side dance. As a choreographer she is impassioned to talk about real life issues, experiences, and situations through the medium of dance and she enriches her life by sharing her art. Her most recent choreographic work ‘Borderlines’ was presented at the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (June 2019), and ‘Shapes & Shadows’ at the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney (September 2019). In 2020-2021 under a challenging climate for artists and performers she has continued creating works using audio-visual formats to express her message to the audience.
“I see dance as such a powerful, free and communicative art form where one can use movements to inspire such a range of emotions and thoughts and transport us to another state. For me there is no art better than the art you create yourself.”