Based in Edinburgh she is founder, company dancer and outreach developer in LaNua dance company. She participates in different community performing art projects in UK and abroad (Italy, France, Singapore, Bali, Australia).
She is also part of Breton puppet theatre company Théâtre de la Camelote and has a fascination in working with the Contemporary Marionette - it allows the emergence of singular and perceptible poetic universes.
“When I perform I dance from within the body. To dance is to think, to sense, to communicate through movements involving the whole body-mind, the memory and the life inside us”.
Monica has taken part in different performances nationally and internationally. Her most recent performances include: “Reflections” at the International woman’s day Tramway-Glasgow, “ENSO” at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010 - Edinburgh, “Le dedans du dehor” at Manimagine festival -France, “Dissections” - HamletZar at the 176 / Zabludowicz Collection -London.
Three lines – Collaboration with Jer Reid and Jenny Soep, Improvisation performance crossing projected drawing, live music and dance. The Arches, Glasgow and Videolab Edinburgh
FISH - Théâtre de la Camelote, Site specific /Puppets theatre performance. In collaboration with La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille
Aquarium - Théâtre de la Camelote, Visual theatre performance for young audience. Théâtre à la Coque, Hennebont, France
STONES/AVANIM – LaNua, Site specific installation and dance performance. Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh (supported by Creative Scotland)
Lededansdudehor - Théâtre de la Camelote, Dance/Puppets theatre performance. In collaboration with La Paillette Theatre, Rennes, France
REFLECTIONS - LaNua, Installation and dance performance. Tramway, Glasgow. (supported by Creative Scotland)
Reverse - Site Specific Impromptu solo performance. Portobello beach, Edinburgh
HOLOGRAM - Body Theatre, visual-performance installation. Dance House, Glasgow
ENSO - LaNua, site-specific dance piece performed in different unconventional dance spaces (Dovecote Galley, Botanic Garden). Edinburgh Fringe Festival in collaboration with Dance Base Edinburgh (supported by Creative Scotland)
Dissections – 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London
You have a world – LaNua, Edinburgh in collaboration with Mela ARTSPACE Edinburgh
Rainbow Ride - Dance Ihayami, INVASIAN Fringe Festival Edinburgh
One shoe adagio – Artimmediate, International cross-art Theatre Barter. Isola delle Meraviglie Festival Teathre, Venezia, Italy
12 hours show-duet – Directed by Merav Israel, Contact Improvisation Dance performance, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh
Labyrinth of the Imaginary - Living Theatre, Napoli, Italy
Departure - Collaboration with Haleh Jamali (visual artist), 2011 Video stills, loop, HD, 5:00 minutes, color, for single or two channel projection