Sara Manente, choreographer, dancer and researcher, lives and works in Brussels. After graduating in Communication Sciences at the University of Bologna with a dissertation on Semiotics and Dance in 2003, she attended UIA in Antwerp as independent researcher. She finished a.pass, in 2008 and ten years later she was part of the Research Center. In the meantime, she has been working as performer, assistant, mentor and collaborator for other artists and art institutions. In her artistic work, dance is a tool to think through the body questions in relation to perceiving and doing: language, performativity, opacity and togetherness. From 2012 to 2016, she has been working with Marcos Simoes questioning notions of collaboration and spectatorship. Her two major dance pieces are "Lawaai means Hawaai" (2009) and "Faire un four" (2011), followed by two longer research projects: "Spectacles" (2016-18) and "Wicked technology/Wild fermentation" (2019-20).