Haitian Folkloric, Barbadian
Valencia James is a Barbadian freelance performer, maker and researcher interested in the intersection between dance, theatre, technology and activism. She believes in the power of the arts to inspire change. In 2013 Valencia co-founded the AI_am project, which explores the application of artificial intelligence in dance. The project has been presented at several international forums such as TEDxGoteborg in 2015 and premiered their first evening-length work in Budapest and Gothenburg in 2017. Valencia also creates solo works which explore stereotypes and colonial narratives. She has performed extensively in Hungary, Romania, Poland, France, Israel, Sweden, Argentina, and Canada. After a decade in Hungary, Valencia is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to join Rara Tou Limen.