Originating from the Philippines, Ray Roa began his training with the HND dance at Newcastle College and completed his degree at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He went on to gain a post-graduate in performance at London Contemporary Dance School and Danish National School of Performing Arts dance partnership course DK.
He has worked for Athena Valha, Fruake Requardt, Fleur Darkin, Carol Brown , Jurac Korec, Low Key Productions, Khamlane Halsackda, MYKA, Peter Svenson, Mark Foster , Lucy Suggate, Liv Lorent and Ingri Fiksdal. Ray is also a founding member of P-Noise collective based in Copenhagen where he has curated and showcased both dance and performance artworks from emerging artists based in the Philippines, UK and the Nordic Countries.
Stateless Mind #5
An extract of the piece which was premiered at SMK in 2023.
Ray chose this piece as part of 'Calling it Home' - as it resonates, a tale unfolds, painted in the hues of Ray's queer identity and their questioning of hope and queerness - as we aim for them - working side by side - as we attempt to achieve them - we learn from them - always on the horizon as we are trying to grasp it - experiencing along the way. A narrative elusive yet profound, dancing on the horizon's edge, waiting to be embraced.
“The Rainbow” was produced as a collaboration between MYKA and Ray Roa Alonso to magically transform body and space into moving installation and living sculpture. Costumes Created by Henrik Vibskov, together with a new composition by Cristian Vogel.
Stateless Mind #3
WHAT BEAUTY IS SUPPOSED TO BE
Ray’s Solo work is based on a kaleidoscope of memories cataloged in one body creating a genderless character that moves through dreams and reality. Pursuing the ideas of beauty and what it means to be was beautiful, this works challenges the conventional stereotypes of what beauty is supposed to be.