Sophia Rodriguez

Sophia Rodríguez is a Venezuelan actress, dancer, circus artist, and playwright. In 2000, she earned her bachelor’s degree in physical theater from the educational program of the National Theater of Venezuela. In 2003, she studied tightrope walking intensively for a year at the National Circus School of Cuba. In 2008, she received her degree in dance from the Experimental University of the Arts in Venezuela. In 2011, she won the award for Best Actress at the Sétkani Festival for her work developed during her master’s studies at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri. In 2013, she was awarded the DanceWEB scholarship as part of the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. In 2014, she completed her master’s degree in physical theater at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri.

Since 2003, she has been the author of several performances in collaboration with many artists such as Ivo Dimchev and Micha Goldberg. In 2012, Micha Goldberg and Sophia Rodriguez began collaborating and together created their first project, “The Primal Money Scream,” presented at Volksroom, CAMPO, Gezeralle, and TAZ2014. Their second piece in 2014, “The Garden Laboratorium,” was produced by CAMPO and presented at the festival Something Raw and Possible (Im)possible Future, and their third edition in 2015, “You and Me How Hot Can It Be,” a project produced by De Theater-fabricant, was presented in a shop on Gheude Street in Anderlecht and at Theater Monty.

In 2017, she participated in the Kunstenfestivaldesarts by performing in the piece “Autoctonos,” created in collaboration with and directed by Ayelen Parolin. In 2018, she embarked on a two-year world tour with the play “(B)” by Koen Augustijnen. In 2019, she created a new solo piece, “My Nature,” in collaboration with Marijs, performed at the Syndikat Festival and the Tictac Art Center. In 2018, she met Julia Reist (ARP), and since then, they have developed a research project together called “Ostentation.” In 2019, she received support from Kunstenweerkplaats and the Flemish Cultural Commission to continue the research on Ostentation. The premiere of Ostentation took place in 2020 at the Batârd Festival, CAMPO Entrance, and III Sindikat 2020, a festival where she was selected as part of the 8 tension Impulstanz program in Vienna (canceled due to Covid19), and she was invited to participate in the NEXT 2020 festival. She is currently a professor of dramaturgy at ESAC (FWB).