PETI COSTA is a Brazilian artist, dance teacher, Inspire by Fighting Monkey instructor and independent researcher based in Berlin, moving through the fields of contemporary dance, theatre and performance.
He was a scholarship bachelor in Communication and Performing Arts (PUC/SP, 2006). He holds an advanced training in Creating Dance in Art and Education (TanzTangente/Universität der Künste Berlin, 2020) and Somatics in Dance, Choreography and Performance (Somatische Akademie Berlin, 2018).
Most of his projects were created collaboratively with artists from different fields and presented in public spaces, connecting the notions of territorial and subjective landscape. Mapping the internal body landscape and the relational circuits between body and environment, his work seeks the closest relationship between performance and audience, blurring their boundaries. This process reveals paths that serve as clues for the creation of a choreographic constellation, influenced by Fighting Monkey Practice and mixing principles of Aikido, somatic methods and urban dances.
Since 2019 he is a dance teacher at the Jugendkunstschule Mitte, Berlin. In 2021 he was a guest teacher on the BA course Dance, Context and Choreography (HZT/UDK, Berlin).
He collaborates with Grupo Oito, Geraldo Si, Nathalie Fari, Mariana Senne, Jan Zimmermann and Danilo Nonato in Brazil.
He is currently a resident artist at the international Platform VeiculoSur. In 2021 he received the Dis- Tanz- Solo scholarship of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V.