NATHALIE FARI (born 1975 in São Paulo) works across the fields of performative arts, artistic research and somatics. For over 30 years she has been exploring several movement practices, from dance to acrobatics, to movement improvisation, to yoga (she is certified in the ashtanga vinyasa yoga system) and lately conscious dance. Additionally, she has been promoting the concept of Body Mapping for the past 7 years, designing workshops and research labs based on the relationship between the body and space, body and environment.

She holds a degree in Art Education from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado University and in acting from the TUCA theatre school of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, and the renowned Centro de Pesquisa Teatral Institute under the direction of Antunes Filho. In 2009 she has completed a Master of Arts degree in Space Strategies - Exploratory Art in Public Contexts at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Specialised in Site Specific Performance, she has developed several projects in collaboration with artists and researchers from different fields in the context of: art-exhibitions, performance-art, performing-arts and multimedia festivals, theater-, opera-, and film productions, architecture and design events and at the public space as well. From 2011-15, Nathalie was also a co-organiser of the independent Platform Month of Performance Art Berlin and since 2016 she is part of the artistic research group Practicing Communities from the Nordic Summer University.

Currently she is developing a program in embodied research called Body Mapping Lab at the historical site Teufelsberg in Berlin.

Photo Credit: A. R. Laub