My name is Alexa Papa and I’m a passionate dancer and artist. I was born in Romania and currently living in south of Portugal.  I started to move consciously about 6 years ago, also the time I’ve experienced my first Contact Improvisation workshop. This was a moment that opened a new world for me, full of new concepts, a new understanding of my body and what it can do if I just allow it(decompress). In the past years, I’ve been attending classes of Creative Movement, Contemporary Dance, Ideokinesis, Axis Syllabus, Butoh and other movement practices as well as Contact Improvisation workshops, Festivals and Intensives. I’ve shared amazing dances with many beautiful people and learned from many international teachers. CI became my main practice and focus and I’m always searching ways to share what I’ve learned,  to share dances, to explore and to discover together with other bodies how to move/be and to do what I love.
Since I begun my dance journey, I’ve been part of dance performances in Romania and Portugal, co-creating a performance, co-organizing 2 editions of Arrábida Dance Gatherings and finally sharing my passion.