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Choreography by Daniela Andana
Emerging Choreographers Program, debuted 20th June 2015, at Casa da Cerca, Almada



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 To be alone is to be in contact with others, without actually being with anyone. Between bodies, convergences and divergences, to be in the middle of a crowd, but completely alone. Inhabiting a physical space where we are invisible, but we do not see each other. Empty, airtight, without smell, like many, but different. Speed and more than speed doesn’t walk but runs. Everything is fast and fleeting, close but in reality, distant. Everything is plastic. It’s full, but empty. Speed governs man. What is happening, already belongs in the past and at the same time, something new is happening. And where there’s everything but nothing is real. The hope is that there’s someone out there in the middle of nowhere, to find each other and from nothing arises something. Daniela Andana


About the author
Daniela Andana is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Artes Cénicas at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, she has a degree in Physical Education from Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (2005), and in Dance from Escola Superior de Dança (2008), having completed the last semester in Danshogskolan, Sweden, where she worked with Camilla Ekelof.
At the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana she participated in Projecto Eurodanse, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, with a final presentation in Ireland in 2002.
In Escola Superior de Dança, she performed pieces by the following choreographers: Rui Horta, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Mercê Cunningham, Marta Graham, Vasco Valenkamp, and worked professionally with Amélia Bentes, Claire Pençak and Ludger Lamers. She has participated in workshops/performances with the following teachers and choreographers: Cristina Planas Leitão, Hélder Seabra, Filipa Francisco, Margarida Mestre, Teresa Ranieri, Maria José Bernardino, Peter Michael Dietz, Luís Xarez, Amélia Bentes, Stephan Jurgens, Arlett Huntz, Will Swanson, and Natalia Timonaeva. As a professional dancer she took part in performances for children between 2006 and 2011. In the year of 2010, she joined Companhia de Dança de Almada as a professional dancer, where she remains to this day. As a choreographer she created “Para Além da Imagem”, (2009) and “Acasos”, (2011). In 2011, she co-authored the piece “Galileu” with Beatriz Rousseau, the début of which was during the 19th Quinzena de Dança de Almada. She also presented this work in Sesimbra, Lisbon, Coimbra and Zagreb.


Artistic information
Choreography: Daniela Andana
Text: Nitin Sawhney
Performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Miguel Santos and Nuno Gomes
Music selection: Daniela Andana
Wardrobe: Vanessa Monteiro
Choreographic assistant and rehearsals coach: Maria João Lopes



Parc Roi Baudouin, Durbuy - Belgium, August 27, 2017
Teatro Dei Rinnovati, Siena - Italy, October 22, 2016
Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Almada - Portugal, September 26 and 27, 2015
Casa da Cerca, Almada - Portugal, July 4, 2015


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