Dalel Bacre is a multi-faceted performance artist, movement director- and character coach, originally from Mexico and based in Los Angeles, Ca.
Working throughout performing arts, fashion, film, advertising and theatre, Dalel uses body movement, human and animal behaviours, and interpretations of physical psychology to push the boundaries of acting and concepts of movement.
Dalel works in the broadest applications of movement in film, video games, tv series, advertising and fashion, but notably as a one-on-one movement coach and choreographer, helping to build a specific character or guiding a creative process on how to be and move during a scene, photo shoot or runway.
Recognised for her extensive career in the performing arts, Dalel always challenges the aesthetics and traditional beauty of movement. Her physical lab, “Body Connect”, was developed to define her own body language of movement.
She started working as a movement director in 2017 but her professional career began in 1999 in Mexico, where she worked with different national and international choreographers and directors. Since then she has danced and collaborated on different international projects, which has given Dalel an extensive experience and insight into the performing arts and an understanding of the body from different perspectives,
Dalel is an active performance artist.
Her studies eventually graduated to taking master classes focused in theatre and contemporary art. Dalel continues to advance her processes through the practice of Kung Fu and more recently Aikido. These last two have been a powerful tool that has helped her to understand and observe the body from another perspective, offering her different ways of thinking through the body and enriching her own body language.
In 2013 she founded arteNÓMADA which is currently collaborating with filmmaker Christian Weber (US), Dr. Alderete (ARG), Greg Harris (NZ), Maria Gordillo (SP), Amplio Espectro (MX), Arturo Lugo (MX), Monika Gintersdorfer (DE), and others.
arteNÓMADA has produced three ward-winning dance films, Werewolf Heart, Ente, Wild Night (el año de la rata).
December 2015 Dalel was invited by the Cátedra Ingmar Bergman (MX) to collaborate with the Goethe-Institut and Kampnagel (DE) for a project created by art duo Gintersdorfer - Klaßen. Performances were held in 2017 during the dual art year between Germany and Mexico.
In October 2017 Dalel received the Pearls and the Artist Prize award at the Pool Internationales TanzFilmFestival Berlin for her performance in the piece entitled Werewolf Heart, with the same film and in May 2017 she is awarded at the Video Dance Festival Agite y Sirva, November 2016 Dalel received an honorable mention for her performance and choreography from the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.
From January to March 2020 Dalel did an artistic residency at the Theatre Bremen-Germany in collaboration with the company La FLEUR directed by Monika Gintersdorfer.
From 2011 to 2013 she was part of CEPRODAC / Contemporary Dance Production Center in Mexico.
Dalel has made appearances in these international dance festivals as both a dancer and choreographer;
Festival Internacional Cuatro x Cuatro 10 (MX), The Current Sessions: Vol. Vll On Resistance (NY), Kontexto Mexiko (Kampnagel, Hamburg), New Shoes 11 (HighWays, USA), International Festival Cuatro x Cuatro (MX), International Contemporary Dance Festival Onésimo González (MX), XX International Contemporary Dance Oc-Ohtic (MX), INBA-UAM Awards (MX), Award Guillermo Arriaga (MX), ODC Theater (US), Entre Fronteras International Dance Festival (MX), ODC Theater (US), Festival Internacional Lila Lóppez (MX), International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart (DE), and others.
For theater productions, workshops, and master classes she has collaborated with;
Dr. Alderete (ARG), (Christian Weber (US), The Legendary Tigerman (POR), Gintersdofer & Klassen (DE), Victor Quijada (CA), Dorian Wood (US), Shantí Vera (MX), Diego y José Alvarez Sanou, (CR), Ultima Vez (BE), Akram Khan Company (UK), The Trisha Brown Company (US), Miguel Ángel Punzano (ES), Rob Hayden (BE), Dam Van Huynh (VN), Octavio Iturbe (ES), Tony Orrico (US), Uta Lampers (DE), Tamara Cubas (UY), Camilo Chapela (NL), Aladino R. Blanca (MX), Maruxa Salas & Erik Jimenez (ES), Pierre-Yves Diacon (CH), Norman Christianson (US), SanDiego DanceTheater (US), Kim Epifano (US), Antonio Salinas (MX), Benito González (MX), Jaciel Neri (MX), Rolando Beattie (MX), José Rivera Moya (MX), Claudia Lavista (MX), Sin Luna Danza Punk (MX), Amplio Espectro (MX), Alex Catona (RO), Jean Issacs (US), Marco Antonio Silva (MX), and others.
Support Funds + Awards Dalel has received
2023 FONCA (National Found of Culture and Arts Mexico) El Año de la Rata tour 2023-2024
2022 Artist Residency at Universidad Nacional de México (UNAM), Mexico City
2022 Artist Residency at the Festival Internacional Cuatro X Cuatro, Mexico
2020 Artist Residency at the Theater Bremen, Germany with Monika Gintersdorfer
2019 ISSA - International Sports Sciences Association Certified
2018 Artist in Residence at The Iron Factory's in Philadelphia, USA
2017 Awarded at the Pool Internationales TanzFilmFestival Berlin with the Pearls 17 & Artist Prize
2017 Awarded at the International Film Festival Agite y Sirva, Werewolf Heart.
2016 Honorable Mention for her performance and choreography in the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Werewolf Heart.
2015 Invited by the Goethe-Institut (MX) and Kampnagel (DE) to participate in an project directed by the duo of artists Gintersdorfer / Klaßen in 2016/2017
2011-2013 FONCA (National Fund of Culture and Arts) Contemporary Dance Production Center CEPRODAC
2009-2010 FONCA (National Fund of Culture and Arts) Scenic Creator “B”, to create the piece WAKARANAI in collaboration with Aladino R. Blanca // Inside the Body performing arts
2004-2005 FONCA (National Fund of Culture and Arts) as Interpreter in a project with the company Delfos Contemporary Dance and A Poc A Poc Dance
2013-2014, 2007-2008, 2001-2002 FOECA (State Fund of Culture and Arts) at Individual Artistic Development
Performance Artist & Choreographer