Kianí Del Valle

Kianí del Valle is a Berlin-Los Angeles-based dancer, choreographer, director, and performance curator originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Driven by anthropological, biological, and sociological concepts, Kianí’s work blurs the lines between contemporary dance and performance art, integrating film, photography, architecture, pop culture, technology, and sound. She has developed interdisciplinary solo works and is the founder and choreographer of the KDV Performance Group.

“CORTEX,” KDV Performance Group’s latest work, was co-commissioned by Sonar Festival, where it premiered and was hailed as one of the festival highlights, and CTM. The piece was created in collaboration with experimental technologists Hamill Industries and music producer Tayhana. The performance probes the profound implications of the human brain beyond mortality and proposes that the temporal lobe’s capacity for persistence may be leveraged by the collective consciousness, thereby bridging the divide between individual and collective existence.

In recent years, Del Valle has collaborated extensively with musicians such as Labrinth, Ziúr, Kelman Durán, Ludwig Wandinger, Bad Bunny, LSDXOXO, Floating Points, Lyra Pramuk, John Legend, Clark, Objekt, Lotic, and Bendik Giske.

She has presented her independent choreographic works at some of the world’s leading art institutions, including the Berlinische Galerie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Silent Green, Funkhaus, Barbican, Silencio Club Paris, CCCB, Getty Museum, National Sawdust Brooklyn, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, and Performance Space New York.