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​In 2017, she received Israel’s Ministry of Culture Award for “Best solo performer 2017”.In 2022, she recieved the "XL Production award", "Audience award" and two "Partner awards" for her duet "I carry, you hold" in the RIDCC (Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition).

Olivia is a teacher for floor work, contact improvisation and partnering work with a clear approach for anatomy and functional movement, she teaches nationally and internationally in different schools, programs and dance companies. Together with her life and dance partner Yochai Ginton founder of "The common body".

She is a mother of three, studied Ilan Lev Method and is a member of the Contact Improvisation Community in Israel




Olivia Court Mesa (1980) is a chilean-israeli independent dance artist. Devoted to performance art for almost 30 years,  performing, choreographing, improvising, researching and teaching. She believes that performance is a concious meeting point between art and people and is there to question our own behaviour.

Olivia started dancing and performing at age 14 in Chile with Oscar del Bardo’s physical theater Company. In 1998, at 17 she moved to Germany and studied contemporary dance and teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. After graduating she worked as freelancer in Germany with VeraSanderArtConnects and Angulo Alterno (Mexico) companies. She joined the companies MSschrittmacher in the Theater of Oldenburg and then Marco Santi Tanztheater in the Theater of Osnabrück, where she worked with Guy Weizman & Roni Haver, Martin Stiefermann, Marco Santi, Luc Dunberry, Massimo Gerardi, Verena Weiss and Antje Rose, among others.

Since 2010 she has been based in, Israel. She performed for Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, Renana Raz, Sahar Azimi, Roy Assaf, Dafi Altabeb, Sharona Florsheim and Rotem Tashach. 

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