San Rafael

I’m a dance performance artist. Born in Costa Rica, raised in Germany. I dance with swans, shopping bags, teddies, in a landfill in Africa and in a lake in Switzerland


Join the ASHTAR THEATRE from Palestine on ZOOM 19h to get artistically active. 
Meeting ID: 846 2952 9780
Code: 541315


Landeskulturkonferenz Mecklenburg Vorpommern

April 2024 in Costa Rica
Juni 2024 in Porto, Portugal



Dance performance and sound Installation

1945.Demmin, North Germany. More than thousand people committed suicide in a couple of days at the end of war. The city was occupied by the Russian army. people were killed,kidnapped or rapped. Many families decided to kill their own children in the rivers around the city  after themselves.

St. Barholomaei- Church
11h and 15h

Global Villages (FoDaKu)


ist ein Ort in Europa

Dez. 2023 in Zürich

Dance performance about the strongest human beings on earth-Agbogbloshie is the electronic landfill Europe. It is situated in Ghana, Africa and in your home

„Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR.

Shopping Bag

We swim in an ocean of thousands shopping bags looking for happiness.
This nonsensical phenomena change our behavior, our body perception and environment till we get obligate to leave this place called earth.

„Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.“



29.4 in Stralsund, Germany

What about you, your dreams and your childhood? Who are you now and what do you wanted to be?


"Sea urchin” started on the island of Skiathos,Greece as a very spontaneous performance in a bar. I began to collect all the used straws I founded in the city and installed them  as a part of my body.  It’s remember the beautiful but dangerous and sometimes painful sea urchins around the beaches from the island.
At the same time, I use the performance to make attention to the irrational use of plastic in our daily life.
How do I feel if I have to live with plastic in or on my body as many animals in the ocean?

Since Sommer 2019 I use to do this small action in every city I visit .

Swan Lake

As a testimonial about the situation from artists in Covid times, this performance at the Lake Zurich combine ice swimming with dance and the interaction with real swans and the environment.



In cooperation with the sound composer Matthias Rosenkranz (59perlen) , “Tension is an installation and a performance about the relationships between humans and humans and the urban environment they are living.  The  threads as a symbol for fragility and distance, connections and ruptures.
Watch the video below :


Here you can find some of the various newspapers publications about the performances.

About me 

Born in beautiful tropical Costa Rica I started my artistic education at the age of 8 at the Conservatorio de Musica y Artes de la Universidad de Costa Rica and finished my studies at the Ecole Professionelle Superior de Danse in Montpellier in France.

I worked as a dancer for Stadttheater Freiburg, Deutsche Rheinoper Düsseldorf / Duisburg, Theater Dortmund and the Oper Bonn and as a performer for Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser in Cologne. 

As a teacher I have been invited to give classes in Istanbul (CATI), Skiathos ( ERASMUS), Athens (ECHODRAMA) , Freiburg (Bewegungsart) and Düsseldorf ( Tanzhaus NRW)).

I have been working in Düsseldorf for Plöger/Winkler/Becker and became a member of the theater company Lokstoff in Stuttgart. 

Now I develop my own performances for places outside of a theater to guarantee accessibility to the beautiful world of dance arts.


Is my family. I love them in pieces.

Camila Scholtbach 
Robert Ssempijja
Sylvie Cieren
Keisuke Mihara
Francesca Perrucci
Camille Berthelin
Sarah Minarik
Matthias Rosenkranz

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Ich habe die Datenschutzerklärung zur Kenntnis genommen und erkläre mich damit einverstanden.

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