La Ribot, born in Madrid, lives and works in Geneva. She began her work in Spain in the 1980s. Today her practice is having a profound effect on the current understanding of contemporary dance. Drawing freely on the vocabulary of theatre, visual art, performance and film, her work emphasises the friction between these disciplines. For La Ribot dance is the starting point for various experiments rooted in the language of the body. Since 1990 her performances and video works have been shown in large international galleries, theatres and performance festivals, such as Tate Modern (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro). Tanz im August showed a wide selection of her work in the retrospective “Occuuuppatioooon! Berlin” in 2017.