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Janaína Moraes is a Brazilian artist based in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Janaína’s work navigates between dance, language, performance, pedagogy and research as entangled/expanded art forms. Focused in an invitation poétics, she proposes choreography as events that create temporary containers for togethering. Currently a PhD Candidate and Lecturer in Dance Studies at the Waipapa Taumata Rau (University of Auckland). 

Founder of the Ajuntamento Abre Salas (Art Gathering from Brazil and beyond) and Artist Liaison at MAP Studios residency programme Research Exchange 2022. She has been an artist in residence throughout the globe, including Europe, South America, Central America and Australasia. 

Constellations of Belonging // Co-installations of Be-longing is her creative output as partial examination for her doctoral research. 

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