Artistic Orientation & Background

Born in 1986 - Milan; growing up in the suburbs, in an underclass, strictly Catholic and patriarchy surrounding, Luana calls for intersectional feminism and a dance activism. With her artistic work, Luana carries about investigating for solutions on psycho-socialpolitical change.

Luana focusses on the body lying on the condition of catharsis and redemption.

Within her researches Luana interests shifts between psychogenic movements of PTS-d, psycho-spatial intervention for ideal perspectives, deflecting trauma-related behaviours, to shutter reverbs of abuses, and she concentrates on the body as a temple in relation with the spirit, offering theoretical and physical paradigms for explaining how society influences people, and vice versa. An artistic translation of deep and moving sensations. 

The work is based on an unfolding artistic research of the "holy" places of our time, through literature and historical metaphors, Luana develops images of society to create private spaces for its subjects.

She's intrigued into identity and backgrounds themes, asymmetrical hierarchies on urban culture and politics of exclusion.

In 2022, Luana has been determined to evolve new movements qualities and choreographic strategies to re-contextualize and decolonize the body from gender categories and stereotypes. This process has been supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Nevertheless, her interest is shifting into developing participatory performance formats that focus on the topics of surviving oppression, discrimination and active means to change institutional thoughts as well as their embedded hierarchies. The means to develop this conceptual framework has been "Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland".

As a true philanthropist, Luana' s main achievement within her research-oriented work, creations as well as teachings, is to mould the actual collective memory investing on the future generations (Gen Z and Gen Alpha), serving visions, changing perspectives and developing tools for a better comprehension of our system, on a personal, professional, mechanical, and emotional level.

Her work is shared through performances, classes or workshops and lectures, at cultural and educational institutions.

"I have no greater interest than to avail myself and my craft of radical activism and to research for conscious resolutions for the community, as well as an investment for the future generations." - Luana