Silvia Ehnis Pérez Duarte is a Mexican dancer and choreographer, living in Cologne. Her choreographic work is inspired on different aspects of a community, both in practice and in discourse, with a strong inclination for the musical aspect of movement and performances. She is founding member and artistic direction of TachoTinta since 2015. Her work has been shown in Mexico, Germany and South Korea. She was supported by tanz.tausch festival in 2017 as part of the format “Young Talents”.
As a dancer she has worked in dance and opera productions, and research projects with Stephanie Thiersch, Overhead Project, Shumpei Nemoto, Didier Therón, and Johnny Lloyd among others. She is founding member of TachoTinta and inability crew.
In her work with TachoTinta, she initiates, co-creates and/or performs in several pieces and projects. She searches for collaborations with other artists and different types of projects and formats. This has allowed TachoTinta to join the work of other artists such as Kollektiv Zoo, wyst. In and outside TachoTinta she develops also artistic research and interdisciplinary formats.
Silvia Ehnis is part of the Master Program “Scenic Studies” at the RUB University in Bochum. She studied the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance at the Center of Contemporary Dance from the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany and the Bachelor in Political Sciences and Public Administration in the Faculty for Social and Political Sciences at UNAM in Mexiko City.
She works at ZAIK where she coordinates several dance formats in Cologne, such as the professional training for local dancers and the residence program in Quartier am Hafen.