Lisi Estaras

© Koen Broos

Lisi started dance in Cordoba (Argentina). After trying to combine her studies of social work with a profesional dance education, she left her country at 19 with a scholarship to study at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Vey fast in Israel she decided to live dance school and joined the Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv directed by Ohad Naharin. After 5 years in Israel she decided to move to Europe.

In 1997 she began working with les ballets C de la B. As a dancer and co-creator. She performed in Tempus Fuguit from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and as a long time collaborator of Alain Platel: Iets op Bach (1997-2001), Wolf (2004-2005), VSPRS (2007-2009), Pitie! (2009-2011), C(H)OEURS (2012) and Tauberbach (2013-2015).
As a choreographer she started her own research and worked in collaboration with other artists. She created Bartime with (Einat Tuchman.Campo, Gent), Cocina Erotica and No Wonder (Constanza Macras, Schaubuhne Berlin), Leche (Passerelle, Kortrijk) and A distancia (Teatro Real, Cordoba, Argentina).
Within the collective les ballets C de la B, she directed: Patchagonia, The Gaza Monologues, primero-erscht, Bolero, Dans Dans in co-production with Het Kip.

Lisi choreographed the following pieces of other directors: Hiob by Sandra Strunz (Theater Bonn).

Das Brennende Haus directed by Emilio Garcia Wehbi and Maricel Alvarez (Stad Theater Bern).
Het Hamiltoncomplex directed by Lies Pauwels. (Het Paleis Antwerpen)

In 2015 she created together with Ayelen Parolin a solo where she performs. La esclava premiered in La Biennalle de Charleroi and was presented in Theater Briggitines – Brussels, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles – Paris; Le Gymnase – Roubaix and future dates in 2016-2017.

In 2016 she created a solo for Irene Russolillo, The Speech premiered in Rome (Festival Equilibrium).

At the moment she is in rehearsals of the new creation of Benny Claessens On learning how to walk which will open in NtGent in May 2016. And touring her last piece, Monkey Mind a work for professional and disabled dancers (Platform K and les ballets C de la B).

She is a member of the pedagogic project of les ballets C de la B giving workshops and masterclasses in Belgium and internationally.