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Choreography by Nuno Gomes
Season 2015 Programme, premiered at September 26, 2015, in the Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Almada 


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From the vast marshlands to the extensive arid and golden Alentejo countryside, the landscape of calm seems inseparable from an unimaginable heritage.

The piece “Olhares” (Perspectives), was created in the year during which Companhia de Dança de Almada celebrated 20 years of activity.

The choreographer was then challenged to shape the idea of “dancing Alentejo”, from a partnership with several choirs.
In constant search of ways to involve the community with dance, Nuno Gomes was set the new challenge in 2015 of bringing to the stage traditions, knowledge, practices, the song and the representation of the intrinsic connection workers have to the land - interweaving it into a dance performance.

A new show “Olhares”, was thus created where the landscapes, crafts and music are the starting point for the choreography, rich in traditional knowledge that bind and interact with contemporary dance.

About the author
Nuno Gomes began his dance studies in 1998. He has worked with Companhia de Dança do Tejo, (the Tagus Dance Company), Companhia de Bailado da Madeira, (Madeira Ballet Company), Centro Coreográfico de Valência, (Choreographic Center of Valencia), and Lisboa Ballet Contemporâneo, (Lisbon Contemporary Ballet). Since 2006 he has been with Companhia de Dança de Almada, (Dance Company of Almada).
He has worked with various teachers and choreographers, namely Vítor Linhares, Guilherme Dias, Palmira Camargo, Maria Palmeirim, José Grave, Pascale, Vitor Garcia, David Fielding, Patrick de Bana, Cristina Graça, Thomas Noone, Benvindo de Fonseca, Gagik Ismailian. Highlights have included roles in “O Banco”, “Acirfa”, “Aman”, “Uma noite com Ella”, “Salcapate”, “Makeba”, “Para que a terra não esqueça”, “Castanheda”, “Callas”, “Casa do Rio” and “Muito Chão”.
He choreographed “Dancing for pleasure” for Companhia de Bailado da Madeira; “Entre a Necessidade e o Medo”, (2008), “Olhares” (2010) and “Jogos de Letras” (2012) for Companhia de Dança de Almada.


Artistic overview
Choreography: Nuno Gomes
Music: Pedro Caldeira Cabral, Arvo Part
Wardrobe: Fauze El Kadre and Nuno Gomes
Performance (original cast): Bruno Duarte, Daniela Andana, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Nuno Gomes, Mariana Romão and Miguel Santos
Special participation: Grupo Coral e Etnográfico Amigos do Alentejo do Feijó
Choreographic assistant and rehearsal supervisor: Maria João Lopes
Lighting design: Cláudia Rodrigues
Music editing and montage: Nuno Gomes
Sound: José Pacheco


Cineteatro Marques Duque, Mértola - Portugal, February 14, 2016



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