Gabi is a lecturer and artist specialised in screendance (videodance, dance for the screen, dance for camera).
In 2018, Gabi envisioned and designed the only Masters course in the world that focuses on dance filmmaking. The MA Screendance is a milestone in the development of screendance as an academic discipline and field of research. She established the first coherent pedagogic approach to this interdisciplinary field, integrating choreographic and filmic practices and histories.
Gabi is committed to fostering a community of learning in the classroom, where every voice is recognised as valuable. She champions risk taking and experimentation, while also identifying the needs and interests of each individual student, enabling them to reach their own unique potential and develop their critical and authorial voice.
Gabi directed Under the Cobblestones, a 20-minute film about freedom of speech and protesting, in collaboration with choreographers Igor & Moreno and musician Bellatrix. The film was screened at the Cinedans Festival Amsterdam and awarded at Passion for Freedom Arts Festival London. Gabi has also directed the short Units of Action, which has been screened in film festivals in more than 10 countries and was included in the Videodance Mercosul DVD. Tableleg, a film she directed and performed in, has been shown at Sadlers Wells theatre amongst others. She has been commissioned twice by T.H.E Company and the National Museum of Singapore. She is published in Terpsichore in Zeros and Ones (ed. Szperling) and Art in Motion (ed. Hayes and Boulègue).
Gabi is committed to forging opportunities for students to collaborate with others. Some examples are: the Camden Alive Sidings project, a lecture demonstration with Anthony Van Laast, and a climate emergency collaboration between students from London (LCDS), Hong Kong (HKAPA) and Sao Paulo (USP).