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Choreography by Bruno Duarte
Support for the project design of Ana Macara and Maria João Lopes
Debuts May 26th, Cine-teatro Academia Almadense, Almada.
60' | ages 4 and over

 

Fear, a universal feeling, as overwhelming as it is essential.
It’s part of our daily life and often makes us question our courage.
But there are very different fears, both material and abstract, those that need to be conquered and those that are essential for survival.
"Fobos" is a dive into the unknown, an attempt to understand what frightens us and why it frightens us. It's a Pandora’s box full of the unknown.
Close your eyes. Take a step forward!

 

This project includes a presentation in schools and institutions, in a version adapted for specific audiences and spaces.

 

About the authors

Bruno Duarte began studying dance with teachers Nuno Carvalho, (Hip hop) and Claudia Cardoso, (Modern Dance) in Leiria. In 2009 he entered Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon, from which he graduated in 2012. During his degree he was also an ERASMUS student at ArtEz Institute for the Arts, Holland. Professionally he’s been both a freelance dancer and with Companies, highlights including the pieces "displaced episodes" by Margarida Belo Costa for BoxNova in CCB, (Centro Cultural de Belem); "Casa do Rio" and "Muito Chão" by Benvindo Fonseca, "Todo para sempre é agora" by Ricardo Ambrózio, "Re-ligações" by Rita Judas and "Jogos de Letras" by Nuno Gomes, all for Companhia de Dança de Almada; "Swan Lake" by Daniel Cardoso for Quórum Ballet, "Step One" by Margarida Belo Costa for the Centro Cultural das Caldas da Rainha. He was co-producer and performer in the video dances, "P43", presented at the 20th Quinzena de dança de Almada and ".5" presented in Portugal, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, amongst others, winning, at the InShadow festival, (Portugal), the Public’s Choice prize for best video dance in the competition. As a creator has presented the pieces, "someone else ago", for Boxnova at CCB, "metamorfose" for Culturgest, "overflow" for the EPC Dance Company and "Riot" for Companhia de Dança de Almada. He’s currently part of Companhia de Dança de Almada, and a teacher in Ca.DA Escola, (School).

 

Ana Macara, born in Lisbon, began her dance career in 1979 after studying Classical Dance with Anna Máscolo, Jazz Dance with Edgar Coronado and Contemporary with Susanah Hayman-Shaffey and Aaron Osborn, among others. She was a dancer and choreographer with Grupo Experimental de Dança Jazz and Grupo Atitudes e Movimentos, of which she was director, in addition to numerous projects for stage, different urban spaces and television. Since 1990, she’s collaborated with Companhia de Dança de Almada as choreographer and artistic consultant and is Artistic co-director of the Quinzena de Dança de Almada, International Almada Fortnight of Dance festival. She has a Masters in Dance from the University of North Carolina and a PhD in the same area from Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, (Universidade de Lisboa), where she taught from 1983 until 2015. Retired as Associate Professor with Aggregation, she’s also part of Centro de Estudos em Artes Performativas and Pólo FMH do Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Música e Dança.

 

Maria João Lopes has a degree in Dance, specialization in Interpretation Creation, from Escola Superior de Dança de Lisboa and a Masters in Cultural Programming and Management from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. She’s held the position of rehearsals teacher and scene director for Companhia de Dança de Almada since August 2004. She was born in Lisbon in 1977 and started studying dance at the age of six at Academia de Dança de Setúbal, (Portugal), under the guidance of of Maria Bessa and António Rodrigues and during her training worked with several teachers. She was a dancer at CeDeCe Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal, (Contemporary Dance Company of Setúbal), participating in the majority of shows in Portugal and abroad, having the opportunity to work with diverse choreographers including among others Darshan Singh Buller, Olga Roriz and Gagik Ismailian, and whilst still a dancer was part of Dançarte Companhia de Dança, of Companhia de Dança de Almada and Luzzo Fluidans Cia (Curitiba – Brazil). As a dance teacher she’s worked with Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal, Estúdio Sétima Posição, Conservatório Regional do Algarve, Gaia Cia de Dança, (Natal – Brazil), Grupo de Dança da Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, (Curitiba - Brazil), Companhia de Dança de Aveiro, Companhia de Dança de Almada - Escola, Círculo de Dança de Lisboa, Coral Luísa Todi de Setúbal in the Show Choir Project with conductor Gisela Sequeira, Fórum Dança de Lisboa and Conservatório Regional de Artes do Montijo.

 

Artistic overview

Choreography: Bruno Duarte
Support for the project design: Ana Macara and Maria João Lopes
Text: António Torrado
Lighting design: Cláudia Rodrigues
Choreographic assistant and rehearsal supervisor: Maria João Lopes
Music selection and editing: Bruno Duarte
Costumes: Alexandra Monteiro
Set and props: Ca.DA
Performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares

 

Tour

Cine-Teatro Academia Almadense, 22nd edition of Sementes, Almada - Portugal, May 27, 2017

 

Photos

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Ed. Academia Almadense

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Fax: +351 212 500 524

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