Julia Barrios de la Mora (Mexico City) has develop herself as a performer and choreographer based in Mexico City. She got a Bachelor degree as dancer-maker by the University of Arts ArtEZ, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Julia has a background in Architecture (UNAM Mexico), which influenced her choreographic practice. She recognizes performing arts practices as a discipline with the potential to recreate and reinvestigate the relationship of the human body with the material world.
At ArtEZ she was part of the two years ‘Honours Programme: theory and research group’ where she developed the thesis: “Choreographing Between” (2016). Her research were strongly undermined with post-structuralist theories about New Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology, Post-Colonialism and a mature sensitivity regarding mechanisms of knowledge-creation and its circulation in the digital millennium.
As a performer and maker she developed together with João Dinis Pinho the research "Blurry Identities" on 2014, which has given shape of 5 different duets. The research analyses the counter-balance of Nationalism and Globalization through tradicional dances and militar marches. In 2015, the research got selected to be part of 'One Nights Dance' project in Dansateliers, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. In 2017 the project was supported by the 'Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst'. In 2018 by the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City and the Fetival 4x4 in Chiapas, México.
She is currently granted with Jóvenes Creadores (2018-19) program from the national Mexican funds for art and culture, FONCA, with the project Dinámicas Blandas.