"My work stems from a place of expression, my desire is to communicate in a language that is both personal and universal. Within the different forms available to me, I choose to engage with the tradition of dance and choreography because I find movement to be inherently expressive. In the center of my artistic practice is the interest in the emotional body and the investigation of its relationship to movement language and choreography. I’m also interested in the interplay between visual and time-based art, specifically how the symbolic can merge with the physical to transform meaning and association."
Liony Garcia is a dancer and choreographer based in Miami, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. As a performer, he has worked with BodyTraffic (LA) performing choreographic works by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver (NL) and Barack Marshall. Locally he's worked under the direction of Alexey Taran with Bistoury Physical Theater and is a founding member of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater. Liony is currently a dancer in Brigid Baker’s WholeProject. He’s worked director Celia Rowlson-Hall on her latest short film entitled Swamp Lake. He's recently worked with filmaker, Claudio Marco Tulli on his film installation, Blasting Pixels. As a solo performer, Liony has performed at Mana Contemporary , International Noise Music Conference and most recently at Bas Fisher Invitational, along with modular furniture designer Deon Rubi.
Garcia’s choreographic works have been commissioned by Miami Light Project, The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and Toronto's Outreach and Exchange Strategy. Liony is a two-time recipient of the Miami-Dade Dance Miami Choreographers’ Program and is a current resident artist at Miami Light Project and 6th Street Dance Studio. Liony presented a new site-specific piece entitled PLAZA, commissioned by Pioneer Winter Collective for Grass Stains: 2018.
Liony’s latest work, Corporeal Decorum, was initially presented as a work in process as part of the Here & Now Festival 2019. It was later presented as a trio in collaboration with The Wolfsonian Museum in program titled Deco Through Dance, which incorporated a historical architectural tour and culminated into a dance performance inside the museum’s lobby. The piece was then re-selected by Miami Light Project for additional funding and has been given extended time for development as part of their AIR residency program. The project was awarded National Performance Network's Creation Fund Grant. Liony and company will be in residence at The Ringling Museum in the Fall of 2020.