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Choreography by Margarida Belo Costa
2018 Season Program, premiered on 21st and 22nd of September in Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Almada

 

Taking the opera "Carmen", by Georges Bizet (1838-1875) as it’s starting point and then following its own course, "p.s. CARMEN" is a contemporary dance piece that transposes to the stage the experience of a woman with whom we can identify, regardless of gender. It is the deconstruction of mystery, of seduction, of power, materiality and obsession. It is a vision of a female who does not hide her instincts, who captures her prey, but who, on the flip side of the coin is also seduced in the deceit. This contemporary being, this female body, protected and victim of its mesmerizing beauty, embodies several questions.

 

About the author
Margarida Belo Costa was born in de Caldas da Rainha. She began her career at the Escola Vocacional de Dança das Caldas da Rainha. A graduate of RAD, her studies developed parallel with Modern and Contemporary Dance. In 2004 she joined Grupo Experimental de Dança as a dancer where she performed pieces by Catarina Moreira, Bruno Cochat, Daniel Cardoso, Rui Lopes Graça, among others. In 2009 she entered Escola Superior de Dança, finishing her degree in 2012 and recently the first year of her Master's Degree in Education.
As a dancer, she’s worked with: Quorum Ballet under the direction of Daniel Cardoso, (2013/14); Teatro Mosca under the direction of Pedro Alves, (2014/15); Teatro Meridional under the direction of Natália Luisa and Miguel Seabra, (2016) and ACSC António Cabrita and São Castro (2016). As a creator, she’s presented the pieces: "Step 1" for the GED-EVDCR, (2012); "Displaced episodes", BOX NOVA-CCB, (2015); "The Place to Be", (2016), for DC Companhia Jovens Bailarinos directed by Gonçalo Andrade and co-created the piece "How do you want to be today?" with Elson Ferreira for the MUSCARIUM#2 festival, (Sintra, 2016). Currently part of Companhia de Dança de Évora under the direction of Nélia Pinheiro and is a teacher in several dance schools in Lisbon.

 

Artistic overview
Choreography: Margarida Belo Costa
Performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão e Raquel Tavares
Music: Georges Bizet, Sir Neville Marriner, Pan Sonic
Set design and wardrobe: Joana Subtil, Mafalda Matos, António Neto
Lighting design: H. C. Franco, Filipa Romeu
Répétiteur and assistant choreographer: Maria João Lopes
Acknowledgment: Ester Gonçalves, Carlos Pereira, Studio Astolfi

 

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Choreography by São Castro and Direction by Cristina Ferreira Gomes

 

This project from Companhia de Dança de Almada, (Ca.DA), stems from an original idea by Luís Malachias and is based upon a creation by São Castro. Director Cristina Ferreira Gomes was invited following her exemplary work on contemporary dance and the affinity felt between creators and dancers.

Through the interdisciplinarity and complementarity of languages and methods, we’ve looked to create a new work focusing upon a topic of great depth, with the idea of raising awareness about environmental, social and cultural issues. Completely filmed in the forests of Pinhal de Leiria, it reflects on the importance of knowing how to deal with loss.

About the authors

São Castro began studying dance in Balleteatro Escola Profissional de Dança e Teatro, (Professional dance and theater school) in Porto and has a degree from Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon. She was part of Balleteatro Companhia, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo and Ballet Gulbenkian. As a freelance dancer worked with Companhia Paulo Ribeiro, Companhia Olga Roriz, Companhia Clara Andermatt, Rui Lopes Graça, Sofia Silva, Benvindo Fonseca, Vasco Wellenkamp, Quorum Ballet / Daniel Cardoso, Tok'Art / André Mesquita, Ka Fai Choy, Tânia Carvalho, Luis Marrafa and Hofesh Shechter / Companhia Instável. She has created choreographies for Companhia de Dança do Algarve, Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional and recently for Projecto Quorum. Since 2011, in partnership with António Cabrita, she’s been developing the | ACSC | project, of which 'Play False' premiered in 2014, receiving the Prémio Autores 2015 in the Dança – Melhor Coreografia, (Dance – best choreography), category, awarded by Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores. In a co-production between Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Vo’Arte, she is the co-creater and performer of ‘Tábua Rasa’, along with António Cabrita, Henriett Ventura and Xavier Carmo. São Castro frequently gives lessons and leads workshops in contemporary dance. São Castro and António Cabrita are currently artistic directors at Companhia Paulo Ribeiro, for which they created "Um Solo para a Sociedade", which made its debut in June 2017. Also in 2017, at the invitation of Luísa Taveira, António Cabrita and São Castro created Dido e Eneias for Companhia Nacional de Bailado.

 

Cristina Ferreira Gomes is the founder and director of the Mares do Sul production company. She is directing the documentary "Rio de Onor, Outro Tempo", with the financial support of Instituto de Cinema e Audiovisual. Her debut as director was with the documentary entitled "Mulheres ao Mar", financed by ICAM, for which she received the best newcomer award at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival in 2002. Her following documentary, "Carta de Chamada", financed by ICAM, received an honourable mention for the best documentary and also the public’s choice award for best documentary at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival, 2006. The film was also included in the Panorama and Cinema Português Showcases in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro the following year. It was also screened in the Cinema cycle about emigration, organized by the Presidência da República in 2008 and in the Festival Filmes do Homem, 2016. Highlights from her director’s career include the documentary series "Portugal que Dança" - 17 episodes about creators in the area of ​​dance in Portugal; "Domingo à Tarde" - a film following the day to day life of a group of young Pakistani people who meet every Sunday afternoon to play cricket in one of the most emblematic places in Lisbon, Alameda D. Afonso Henriques; "Menina Limpa Menina Suja”,- about the plastic artist Ana Vidigal; and, "À Procura de António Botto" – a documentary about the life and work of writer António Botto. She was a member of the jury of the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Awards from 2013 to 2016, from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

Artistic overview
Direction: Cristina Ferreira Gomes
Choreography and original music score: São Castro
Performance: Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão
Wardrobe: Nuno Nogueira
Image: Luís Graciano, Cristina Ferreira Gomes, André Barreto
Sound: Joana Girão
Production: Luiz Antunes
Installation: Sara Esteves
Colourist: Gonçalo Ferreira
Audio post production: João M. Santos

General direction - Mares do Sul: Cristina Ferreira Gomes

Artistic direction and general co-ordination - Ca.DA: Maria Franco
Rehearsal direction - Ca.DA: Maria João Lopes

 

With thanks to Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas

 

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Conception and choreography by Bruno Duarte
Premiered on 20th of October in Convento dos Capuchos, Almada

 

When you touch someone you’re not touching a thing but a person, which is not an object of pleasure, which cannot be consummated, but which offers the possibility of authentic communion. Without this communion, chastity is not possible, but one is driven by compulsion, impulse, and possession.
Enzo Bianchi, In "Monastero di Bose"

 

About the author
Bruno Duarte holds a degree in Dance from Escola Superior de Dança, (ESD) in Lisbon. In 2011, he was an ERASMUS student at ArtEZ Dance Academy, Netherlands, where he completed the "Minor Dancer" program. He was a dancer at Staccato - Companhia de Dança Contemporânea, (2004/11), and performer with Grupo Experimental de Dança, (2011/2), and Quorum Ballet (2013) companies. He was co-creator of the pieces "Metamorfose" for Culturgest, (2011/2), "P48" (video dance), presented at the 20th Quinzena de Dança de Almada, (2012) and "5", (video dance), presented at the Caldas Late Night, (Portugal), L'art difficile de filmer la danse, (Belgium) and InShadow,(Portugal) festivals. He choreographed "someone else ago" for the BOXNOVA program at Centro Cultural de Belém, (2013). He’s participated in workshops and seminars by Mikael Fau and Pauline Journé, (France), João da Silva, (Brazil), Siri Dybwik, (Norway) and Jack Gallagher, (USA), amongst others. He has been a dancer at Ca.DA since 2013, where he’s created the pieces "Riot", "Dentro do Abraço" and "Fobos".

 

Artistic overview
Conception and choreography: Bruno Duarte
Co-creation and performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares
Music: António Vivaldi, Bruno Coulais, Hanan Townshend, Nicola Porpora, Ottorino Respighi, Vladimir Ivanoff
Sound design: Bruno Duarte
Répétiteur and assistant choreographer: Maria João Lopes

 

Photograph kindly loaned by Ester Gonçalves

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Choreography by Bruno Duarte and Luís Malaquias
Premiered on March 27th, 2018, at Casa da Cerca - Contemporary Art Center, Almada

 

Beginning with the notion that all architectural spaces are life “bubles”, we can assume that the importance of vacuum arises in the face of the inevitability of their occupation - the potential of emptiness.
Life arises when this potential is realized, destroying the vacuum in the process. Life arises in the occupation of an empty space, a blank sheet of paper, a silence, a still body.

 

“A Invenção da Resposta" (The Invention of the Answer) is a site specific project created by Bruno Duarte and Luís Malaquias, which came about following an invitation from Festival de Música Cidade de Almada to present a show during its 4th edition. In the year when Casa da Cerca celebrated the 25th anniversary of its opening as a Center of Contemporary Art and in continuing its established cooperative relationship with Ca.DA over the last few years, it seemed to be the ideal location in which to debut a creation that spans the universes of dance and music placing them in dialogue with the architecture of space and contemporary art, close intimate relationships, in which we look for new readings and perspectives.

About the authors
Bruno Duarte holds a degree in Dance from Escola Superior de Dança, (ESD) in Lisbon. In 2011, he was an ERASMUS student at ArtEZ Dance Academy, Netherlands, where he completed the "Minor Dancer" program. He was a dancer at Staccato - Companhia de Dança Contemporânea, (2004/11), and performer with Grupo Experimental de Dança, (2011/2), and Quorum Ballet (2013) companies. He was co-creator of the pieces "Metamorfose" for Culturgest, (2011/2), "P48" (video dance), presented at the 20th Quinzena de Dança de Almada, (2012) and "5", (video dance), presented at the Caldas Late Night, (Portugal), L'art difficile de filmer la danse, (Belgium) and InShadow,(Portugal) festivals. He choreographed "someone else ago" for the BOXNOVA program at Centro Cultural de Belém, (2013). He’s participated in workshops and seminars by Mikael Fau and Pauline Journé, (France), João da Silva, (Brazil), Siri Dybwik, (Norway) and Jack Gallagher, (USA), amongst others. He has been a dancer at Ca.DA since 2013, where he’s created the pieces "Riot", "Dentro do Abraço" and "Fobos".

 

Luís Malaquias began studying Dance in Leiria. In 2012 he graduated from Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon, where highlights included working with Cristina Graça, Barbara Griggi, Amélia Bentes, José Grave, Teresa Ranieri and Gonçalo Amorim amongst others. He’s danced in several companies, with highlights being the pieces, "Casa do Rio" and "Muito Chão", by Benvindo Fonseca and "La Ligne de Vie", by Carla Jordão whilst with Companhia de Dança de Almada. For the BOXNOVA project at Centro Cultural de Belém, he danced in Bruno Duarte’s "someone else ago". In Quorum Ballet highlights included "Correr o Fado", "Swan Lake" and "Dois Séculos" by Daniel Cardoso and "Alice no País das Maravilhas" by Inês Godinho. In Caldas da Rainha he danced in "Step One" by Ana Margarida Costa. He was a co-producer and performer in the video dance productions, "P48" and "5", presented at the 20th Quinzena de Dança de Almada and at the Caldas Late Night, (Portugal), L'art difficile de filmer la danse, (Bélgica) and InShadow, (Portugal), festivals respectively. He has been a dancer with Ca.DA since 2013.

 

Artistic overview
Choreography: Bruno Duarte and Luís Malaquias
Music: Takashi Yoshimatsu, Astor Piazzolla, John Thomas, Gabriel Fauré (in order of presentation)
Performers, (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares and apprentice Beatriz Coutinho
Live musicians (original cast): David Costa, (oboe), Eduardo Reis, (guitar), Rita Silva, (piano), Rui Cristão (violin), Salomé Matos, (harp).
Répétiteur and choreographers assistant: Maria João Lopes

 

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