Ana Ladas is a Portuguese dancer, dance creator, teacher and improviser resident in Amsterdam. For over a decade she has been working with different dance companies, independent choreographers and artists from different fields. At some point Ana Ladas decided to develop her own path in relation to the moving body and dance itself. Improvisation has been the main approach where she integrates in a particular way the essential principles of different areas, namely Contemporary and Classical Dance, Psychology, Eastern Philosophy, Body Weather, as well by simply observing her own cat behaviors and interactions. Her approach is motivated by a curious search and need for the basic and essential in movement and dance.