Born in 1982 at São Paulo, Brazil, she first studied dance in Brazil, then at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. She graduated with a Licence in Psychology at the Université Paris 8 and followed a training course in Body Mind Centering.
As a performer, she worked with Wim Vandekeybus, Maguy Marin, Yoann Bourgeois and Christian Rizzo, among others.
Her choreographic research brings together a physical work with a work on plasticity through the production and handling of materials, costumes and scenographic objects, considered as full-fledged actors on stage with the performers. Vania Vaneau is interested in the multiple physical and mental layers that compose the human body, in a relation of continuity with the natural and cultural environment
surrounding it and within which it evolves. Playing with intensities and contrasts, she explores the borders between the inside and outside of the body, the visible and invisible materials, and creates sensory and visual performances.
Since 2016 and until 2020, she is Associated Artists with Jordi Galí at Le Pacifique CDCN of Grenoble, and then at ICI – CCN Montpellier, direction Christian Rizzo (2020-2022) in the framework of the programme of Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.
3 performances are currently touring:
- BLANC (2014), a solo with guitarist Simon Dijoud, rewarded with the Beaumarchais-SACD Award (Festival Incandescences 2015)
- ORNEMENT (2016) and ORNEMENT#2 (2021), co-created with Anna Massoni
- ORA(Orée) (2019), a trio with Marcos Simoes and Daphné Koutsafti
– NEBULA (2021), solo created in collaboration with Célia Gondol, Abigail Fowler and Nico Devos and Pénélope Michel/Puce Moment. Two versions existe : one indoor and one outdoor in various natural settings.
She developed two projects with the public, Variations sur Blanc and CARNAVAL.