In the last years, Mariana Palacios has developed a very ambitious project in the form of a film trilogy, in which she aims to unify music and dance with the cinematographic language. She is the director, producer, performer, and composer of her films, collaborating with a wide range of international artists.
The first two pieces, SERES (2016) and 4 (2020) have been presented in international dance film festivals around the world with great reviews. In her films, she addresses different music and dance genres and how they interplay, in a taking-and-giving egalitarian way. Mariana decontextualizes the piano as a concert instrument and presents it in different sceneries, experimenting with its projection. Mariana sets to build three types of symbiosis between music & dance: the instinctive in SERES, the physical in 4, and the mental in the third film of the trilogy. It has been through these recent work processes when Mariana has reached her potential as an artist by creating “visual music art”.
BEST SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL, BEST SOUNDTRACK
4
GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards
2021
Finalist
4
Dance Camera West
Los Angeles
2021
Semi-finalist
4
London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
London
2021
Official selection
4
Moving Images videodance festival
Nicosia
2021
Official selection
4
MEXICO CITY VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL MEXICO CITY VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL
2020
Official selection
4
Thessaloniki Cinedance International
2020
Official selection
4
SHORT to the Point
Bucharest
2020
Official selection
4
DanzaTTack, Festival Internacional de CineDanza
Tenerife
2020
Official selection
4
International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance
Valencia
2020
Honorable mention & Award winner
4
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
2020
Official selection
4
InShadow
Lisboa
2020
AWARD FINALIST
4
Screen.Dance - Scotland's Festival of Dance on Screen
Scottland
2020
Marquee TV Arts featured short dance films 2020
4
Marquee TV
2020
BEST DANCE FILM & BEST MUSIC
4
Encuentro para Cinéfagos
2020
High School
Danish National School of Performing Arts
20142016
Birth Date
October 27, 1982
Nickname
Mariana
Birth City
Jaca
Current City
Gothenburg