Ricardo Viviani is a choreographer and oral historian based in Wuppertal. He studied Biology and Theater Direction at the University of São Paulo and ballet at Joffrey Ballet School in New York. His 40-year dance career as a performer and choreographer ranges from municipal dance companies, opera, and musicals to independent experimental work in Brazil, the US, and Europe. Further studies in ethnological cultural studies (specifically historical studies) at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany inform his current activity of bringing dance-knowledge to words.
As of May 2019