Fabián Barba was born in Quito in 1982. Since age 12 he started studying modern dance in La casa de la danza and later in the Frente de Danza Independiente as well as theater in the school of the theater group Malayerba. This education in his hometown allowed him to to work as a professional performer in that artistic milieu. Parallel to his artistic formation, Fabián followed for two years university studies in Communication and LIterature at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.
In 2004 he went to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. where he finished both the training and the research cycle with the graduation work keeping busy keeping still (2008), which he created conjointly with Tuur Marinus and Marisa Cabal. After leaving school he became a founding member of Busy Rocks, a collective based on artistic affinities that functions as an inspirational platform for a constant and durational work sharing. In the frame of Busy Rocks he has participated in the creation of Dominos and Butterflies (2009), A Mary Wigman Dance Evening (2009), Studium (2010) and A personal yet collective history (2011).
Besides the work with Busy Rocks Fabián participated as a dancer in the creation of You’ve changed by Zoo/Thomas Hauert and will join in the creation of Danza Permanente by choreographer DD Dorvillier.
Find Fabiáns interview about decolonial relevance here.