In conjunction with the International Peace Foundation, NIST will welcome world-renowned dancer, aerial artist and model David Pereira from 6-7 May. Widely recognized from his 2013 appearances on France’s Got Talent, David will conduct three performances for NIST students, followed by Q & A sessions. Taking his talents into the classroom, he will also conduct workshops for arts and PE students throughout his time at the school.
Beyond his talents on the stage, David has worked to further humanitarian efforts such as the IPF, including its mission to “facilitate and strengthen dialogue and communication to promote understanding and trust”. As a speaker in IPF’s 5th ASEAN event series “Bridges: Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace”, he aims to help others gain an understanding of the connections between the arts and dialogue. Through artistic expression, we bridge cultural divides and offer others a window into our unique perspectives.
Biography (from davidpereirart.com)
David Pereira (1990) born in Vigo/Spain. At the age of 12 he started his artistic journey, from the hand of classical ballet. He did it for 2 years then he decided to stop ballet for a while. He wanted to see what is out there for him in the world of sports, acrobatic sports to be precise. During 4 years of training and competing. David has been Spanish champion, 5 consecutive years in a row, with one of them being champion of the Spanish cup (junior). When he was 18 he had the opportunity to do a casting for an event with Cirque Du Soleil which he passed. There, on stage, he found the place where his soul belongs to.
Inspiring people and create feelings in his audience with his art is David’s main goal. With his own and unique style there’s not another artist like David Pereira. David is a member of Base Berlin, a collaboration of young artists in the areas of dance, theatre, film, photography, and especially acrobatics. Within this platform he creates some of his performances which he performs all over the world, in the best theaters, galas and all kind of events.