Analivia Cordeiro is a pioneering Brazilian artist, merging dance, video, and code. She originally studied Laban’s Method in Brazil, eventually learning modern dance methods in New York alongside other pioneers such as Alvin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham, and Viola Farber. Cordeiro's pioneering work in computer dance began in the early 1970s with M 3x3, a groundbreaking piece generating choreographic movements with a computer—a milestone in video dance.
Her artistic journey delves into body awareness, exemplified by the DuCorpo exercises. Collaborating with engineers, she developed the Nota-Ana annotation system, illustrating movement in space and time. In "Unsquare Dance," a collaboration with researcher Luiz Velho, Cordeiro wields light projections through dance, creating a fusion of visual art and movement.
Her legacy spans international exhibitions, from the Bienal de São Paulo to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. In 2015, Cordeiro received the prestigious Premio ARCOmadrid/BEEP de Arte Electrónico for M 3x3. As a prolific author, she has contributed extensively to the discourse on dance and technology in art.