Balao Creación 2020

unAchifa work in progress


Quito, Ecuador- Lima, Perú

During the Balao Creacion online residency, I wanted to reflect on how ancestry moves within us. And this invisible presence could be asleep, waiting to be awake, so how does this awaking take place?
The work in progress intersected dance, film and family archive. The video is a manifesto for writing the other story: the hi(story) of “𝐮𝐧𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐚”.

Exploring what (hi) story means it is a way to write decolonial narratives, which from my point of view, reside in the body, memories, storytelling and culinary recipes. This exploration merges the hidden history of ingredients from the past, living in the present.
The residence took place during the lockdown in Peru at my grandparents house (living room, kitchen and desk room). During a month I combined daily routine of taking care of my Oma (maternal grandmother) and develop a practice and rehearsals.

Press “El Clarin” (Argetina)

Programa 2020 | Reflexión Manual

August, 2020

The Balao 2020 residency program consisted of 5 creative residencies with the participation of 7 artists in 6 different cities for about 21 days. As part of my creation/research processes, I elaborated a manual reflection intertwined stories and provocations about creation at home.

‘Estos meses de encierro han significado habitar más que nunca reconocer mi ser en mi hogar familiar. Aceptar que soy un menjunje de seres nieta, artista, enfermera, trabajadora independiente desempleada, re-estudiante, etc… Durante las semanas de residencia Balao, he creado mientras cocinaba, mientras dormía, mientras cuidaba a mi Oma (abuela): le ponía gotas, le tomaba la presión y preparaba nuestros alimentos’ (Extracto de sección 2: Crear en casa)

‘These months of confinement meant to inhabit more than ever, to recognize my being in my family home. To accept that I am a mishmash of beings, granddaughter, artist, nurse, unemployed freelancer, re-student, etc… During the weeks of my Balao residency, I have created while cooking, while sleeping, while taking care of my Oma (grandmother): giving her drops, taking her blood pressure and preparing our meals’ (Excerpt from section 2: Creating at home)

The Manual Reflection includes texts and audiovisual support.

Access full text here

BALAO Residency website

Audiovisual links

1. Crear es tramar 

2. Práctica excavar

3. Cocinarse


Alternative Clothing Brand

Lima (PE)

2005 – 2014

‘I was rummaging through grandma’s wardrobe.
Each cloth inspired me to create a story woven from her memories.
MOI is wearing a magical universe, a playground in a particular universe.
Clothes to get lost in dreams and our childhood’.

Alternative clothing, the project included the brand’s collections (summer and winter) and costume design on request.

Position: Creative director, concept, design, graphic and media designer.

‘Rebuscaba en el armario de mi abuela.
Cada prenda me inspiró para crear una historia tejida a partir de sus recuerdos.
MOI viste un universo mágico, es un patio de recreo en un universo particular.
Ropa para perderse en los sueños y en nuestra infancia’.

Proyecto de indumentaria alternativa. Colecciones invierno y verano y diseño de vestuario a pedido.

Cargo: Directora creativa, diseñadora de conceptos, diseños, gráficas y media.

Model: Claudia Oliveira
Photographer: Ana Rosa Benavides

2012 Autumn/Winter Collection

Models: Cristina Leguia and Moyra Silva

Photographer: Sara Escalante

Art directors: Diego Gargurevich and Moyra Silva


Autumn-Winter Collection 2014

Model: Jimena Castanos

Photographer: Camila Ferrer


Leche y sangre


Trondheim, Norway

A site-specific dance film exploring bodies with the environment.
The video captures walks to fjords and movement exploration inspired by the handcrafting action of knitting.

Choreography and movement direction Moyra Silva 

Original score  Adele Fournet 

Design and Costume Moyra Silva

Video editing Adele Fournet 

Camera Natalia weird, Celina Gallo and Moyra Silva

Dancers Natalia Weird, Zuzana Palanova, Saaya Ikeeda, Fatima Bastaki and Moyra Silva

AMƎЯIƆA, 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙣𝙩


Theater Deli

London, UK

DELI MEETS! AMƎЯIƆA, 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙣𝙩

Encounter and dialogue to explore the concept of “America”.
A collaboration between Diego Marin (Mexico) and Moyra Silva (Peru).
During the first weeks after arriving in London. We often heard, indirectly and subtly, that we were not “Americans”. Although we come from South America (Peru) and North America (Mexico), this exclusion of the ‘American’ continent made us feel uncomfortable.
Who is American? What is America?

Bailar la propia


Tremenda cultural centre

Lima, Peru.

A workshop to explore, discover and enjoy a personal movement. The participants guide through different instructions to trigger imagination and awaken our body awareness. The dance experience is intergenerational and can be adapted depending on the group’s specific needs. This experience aims to enjoy and feel free to move our bodies.



Video dance created for “Bailar la propia” research movement course. Nostalgia in the present, talking hands and silent lips, playing with space and time. A sad joy on a Barranco night.
Performance: Romina Granda and Fernanda Luna.
Camara y edition: Moyra Silva

Reflejo Animal


A one-woman solo exploring animal-human behaviour through an intergenerational journey of three women’s life. “Reflejo animal” adresses “romantic love” in Peruvian society, a concept that caused repressive and frustrating experiences for women within the patriarchal system. As a response and reaction, the on-stage performance represents a fight for female power and freedom.
The on-stage performance had different stages because it was developed through a long-term collaborative creative process with female artists between 2010 and 2015. The creative process between the artists looked for ways of working together.


Theater directors Nidia Bermejo (2012-13) and Maria del Carmen Gutiérrez (2015)

Visual artists Ana Rosa Benavides and Hannah Zoe Zingre

Orignal score by Adele Fournet (2010-2015)

Reflejo Animal was performed in: Centro Cultural Británico (Lima Peru, 2016), Festival Perú en Escena (Ica- Perú, 2015), Encuentro Andanzas at la PUCP (Lima- Perú, 2015), Latin American Meeting of Researchers on the body (Bogota- Colombia, 2015), La Plazuela de las Artes (Municipal Theater of Lima, 2013) and “teatro de Miércoles” (Patagonia Restaurant, Lima, 2012).