Kecya Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya)  b. 1983  

Kecya Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya) was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and has lived in California, United States, since 2015.

​K Sea Ya is her meta-name from where she embodies her multimedia artistry as a Liminal Theater. She is a founder of the Artcura platform for Integral Arts, where she co-initiates and facilitates the Incubator together with contributors and members of a multidisciplinary art community. Since 2020, her creation has flourished alongside the interdisciplinary platform dedicated to the rebirth of art in its transformative capacities dedicated to thriving ecosystems and the birth of planetary consciousness.

In the ERI's Eight Rites of Initiation, she reveals a creative process that unites life and art. In this series, kecya portrays passages from youth to adulthood as an initiatory journey into planetary consciousness unfolding in her current series RIAA - Rites of Initiation in Axial Age and the participatory module Liminal Theater.

In 2015, he moved to California, where he started the Artcura Lab in his apartment on Market Street in San Francisco. At home, she brought the art of inhabiting, combining rites with routines, hosting total immersion in a domestic womb, from where she discovered ways of living her transitions to America in a  process of alchemy and adaptation. 

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An artist in the Thresholds

I am walking a path restoring my enchantment to life. 

I am an artist who dances us in a New Era, where I facilitate connections and create safe places dedicated to the social field and the incorporation of the new flourishing planetary consciousness, a transpersonal journey returning home.

Here and now, I invite you to co-create the future, joining your mind, heart, and hands to the present. From this practice, an active dedication to all beings inhabiting Earth.

K Sea Ya

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Education

In 2022, Kecya is taking a journey with the U School for Transformation at The MIT (Massachusetts School of Technology), a 16-week certification course and project application on Awareness-based Systems Change and leadership transformation at the U LAB 1x.

In 2016 she received a certification in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from CIIS, The California Institute of Integral Studies.

In 2017 she integrated Anna Halprin Performance Lab, from where she received direct teaching and practices of scoring movement. Anna Halprin is a centenary artist pioneer of the experimental dance movement and Score and Ritual Movement.

Between 2008-2011 she participated in open courses and exhibitions at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts in Rio, where she also received influences from the contemporary scene. 

Kecya has a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Costume and Design from Zuzu Angel Institute of the Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro - from where she began to question fashion in the industrial age as a symbol of cultural objectification of the body and costumes. Still, as a Fashion Costume student begins her journey with performance art and experiments in the series Stone Woman (Mulher Pedra), examining the deconstruction of symbol and identity in an encounter with sensory-kinesthetic body and somatic memory.

Arts 

Certification in Sound, Voice and Healing Arts (CIIS, San Francisco 2015 - 2016)

Mentorship and Project Planning, with Ricardo Becker (EAV School of Visual Arts Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro 2009 - 2011)

 

History of Art from Classic to Contemporary Thinking, with Franz Manata (EAV School of Visual Arts Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro 2009 - 2011)

 

Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design (Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro, 2008)

 

Criative Process & Procedencia e Propriedade, with Charles Watson (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, 2011)

 

Meditation and Mindfulness

Goenka Vipassana Meditation 10 day silent course

Satipatthana Sutta course (Brazil, CA, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Dance and Movement

Anna Halprin Lab Score at Mountain Home Studio ( Kentfield, CA, 2017 - 2020)

Performance Score Lab (Zoom 2020- Present)

 

Silvestre Technique and Brazilian Folk Orixá Dance, Theory and Methodology intensive summer course with Rosangela Silvestre / Vera Passos (Funceb, Salvador, Brazil, 2016, 2017)

 

Silvestre Dance Technique (2015 - present)

Workshop: Body Mapping and Somatics with final site-specific performance, with Nathalie Fari (Institute O Barco, São Paulo, 2013)  

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Collaborations

Silvia Nakkach: Transformances (Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, 2016 - 2017)

Cristina Cordeiro: Art-to-wear design, production, videos, performances (Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, 2012 - present)

 

Denise Milan: Performance intervention The Birth of Venus in the Noosphere (São Paulo, 2013)

 

Ricardo Becker: Performance and photography series at Espelho Seu & Projeto Cisco (Rio de Janeiro, 2012 - 2013)

 

Residency Programs

Artspan Journal Building Art Residency (San Francisco, August 2017 - 2018)

Artcura Lab (San Francisco 2015-2019)

Cellula Lab at Safe House Residency (San Francisco, May- Jully 2018)

Artcura Incubator 2021-Present