Claricia Parinussa

  • Photo by Frankie Mulholland

I'm Claricia, an Indonesian-Netherlands movement researcher, artist and producer based in Scotland.

I am interested in the ways in which our bodies communicate with us, and the ways in which we communicate with each other through the body. In collectively re-telling stories, re-presenting images, re-imagining identities and empowering marginalised communities.

My current research project the sky was pink explores the diasporic body through the notion of a body-schema; an ecology of living and sedimented movement languages, embodied experience, trauma and physical memory. The research aims to unearth facets of these experiences through movement scores in dialogue with imagery, text, sound and site.

I facilitate practices through club culture for art forms and freestyle dances focussing on community building; including voguing and house dance. I advocate for and support the development of underground ballroom culture in Scotland, foregrounding the LBGTQI community of colour through practices and educational events with collective Vogue Scotland.

I am currently Associate Artist with Dance Base, Edinburgh and Project X Dance, Glasgow.

Recent and upcoming projects include the sky was pink performance series at Hidden Door Festival, Chronicles with Project X / National Theatre of Scotland, and There is Movement video collaboration with Corin Sworn, Glasgow International Art Festival.