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Emerging Choreographers Programme
Creations by Luís Malaquias, Maria José Bernardino and Raquel Tavares
Premiered on 22 April 2021, in Auditório Fernando Lopes-Graça, Almada


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To die. This item at the end of the route. The unshakable certainty. Bodies age, become tired, worn, tender, pathetic, sometimes dying. The silence. Panic. Resignation. The memories.
In this duet, two bodies travel to the end of the path, regardless of dramas and misshapen relationships.
"I do not want to go. I don't want you to go, take me. Don't go again. Let's go together…".
Regardless of dramas and misshapen relationships, the path does not stop and is always on, until the end.

Maria José Bernardino


Choreography: Maria José Bernardino
Performance: Luís Malaquias e Raquel Tavares
Music: Pascal Comelade e Einstürzende Neubauten
Costume making: Mariana Correia
Light design: Stageplot
Assistant choreographer and répétiteur: Maria João Lopes


Maria José Bernardino was born in Almada, in 1971. In 1983 she started her dance training at Academia Almadense with teachers Teresa Resende and Maria Franco. In 1985, she joined professional training courses at the dance school of the Companhia de Dança de Lisboa. At Companhia de Dança de Almada, she was a dancer from 1990 to 1999 - where she highlights her work with Clara Andermatt, Amélia Bentes, Jordi Cortés Molina and Peter Michael Dietz - and choreographed with Carla Albuquerque, the childhood shows “O Mistério da Floresta” and ”A Cidade que era cinzenta” (2008) (2010). She attended the theater initiation course in 1994 and was an interpreter and co-creator of all Maria João Garcia's plays until 1998. As an independent dancer she was part of the work of Yolanda Alves “Dança com Lorca” and the project “Empty Box”, together with Cláudia Dias and Maria João Garcia. She was a dancer at the Associação Cultural Ninho de Víboras. Since 1999 he has been teaching Creative, Classical and Contemporary Dance at the Companhia de Dança de Almada school, having created several works for performing classes and, more recently, assumed a Choreographic Project of the school.



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