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Sete Dias de Inverno CaDA 637x232

Video Dance
Directed by Henrique Pina | Choreography by Bruno Duarte
Premiere on March 6th, 2020 at Auditório Osvaldo Azinheira – Academia Almadense, Almada.


Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival that took place in worship of Saturn, god of agriculture.
For seven days in December, Rome was transformed and social norms were reversed, in celebration of freedom and a new agrarian year.
The spirit of these festivities passed from people to people, overflowed borders and remains centuries later under various names and forms, adorned by the customs of those who welcomed them.
In the villages of Trás-os-Montes, in the north of Portugal, rituals in praise of freedom, youth and pagan gods continue the symbolism of other times. A celebration of life that spreads through the crowd.
And the people dance.


Direction: Henrique Pina
Choreography: Bruno Duarte
Performance: Bruno Duarte, Carlota Sela, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares
Photography direction and color grading: Lee Fuzeta
Wardrobe: Nuno Nogueira
Camera assistant and drone operation: Nuno Magalhães
Editing: Henrique Pina
Head of production: Luís Malaquias
Production assistant: José Pacheco
Production: Companhia de Dança de Almada in association with Moonway Films

Thanks: Maria Luísa Dias, José Manso

Support: Junta de Freguesia de Pitões das Júnias, União das Freguesias de Aveleda e Rio de Onor


About the authors:
Henrique Pina (Lisbon, 1987), has a degree in Film & Screen Practice, from the University of Roehampton, London (2008). Between 2009 and 2012, he worked in advertising, as editor and creative assistant director, in production companies such as Krypton Films and Take it Easy. He directed and produced the short film “Tejo” (2011), with Filipe Duarte, Rosa do Canto, Miguel Seabra, Ana Bustorff and Adriana Moniz, a prize winning film at the Prémios ZON: Criatividade e Multimédia and was a semi-finalist in the international competition CinemadaMare Festival (Italy). He was one of four Portuguese filmmakers invited to produce a short film for exhibition at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, giving rise to the film “Transeunte” (2011). Co-directed and edited the documentary “Gerações Curtas !?” by José Vieira Mendes, which was a guest film of Curtas Vila do Conde, shown at Shortcutz Lisboa and on RTP in 2012. He directed and produced “O Mundo Cai aos Bocados (e ainda assim as pessoas apaixonam-se)” (2014), with Albano Jerónimo, Joana Solnado, António Victorino d'Almeida, José Wallenstein, David Almeida and Miguel Borges, a short film winning the prize for Best National Fiction in Porto 7 - Oporto International Short Film Festival (Portugal). In 2016, he founded the production company Moonway Films. He directed and produced the feature film “Aires Mateus: Matéria em Avesso” (2017) with Teresa Alves da Silva, a documentary inspired by the works of architects Aires Mateus. Between 2014 and 2019, he produced and directed several advertising films for brands such as CCB, IKEA, FOX, Fitness Hut, O Espaço do Tempo, Magners, Revista Gerador, Sotheby's, Hendrick's Gin, NATO, Grant's Whisky, My Story Hotels, Seaside and Banco Montepio. He is currently producing and directing the film "Body-Buildings", with the participation of six Portuguese choreographers, taking place in six architectural locations of world importance.

Bruno Duarte is currently studying for his Master's Degree in Dance teaching and a has degree in Dance from Escola Superior de Dança (ESD) in Lisbon. In 2011 he was an ERASMUS student at ArtEz-Institute for the Arts in the Netherlands completing the "Minor Dancer" plan. He was a dancer and performer in the Grupo Experimental de Dança and Quórum Ballet companies, (2011/2 and 2013 respectively). He’s been a member of Companhia de Dança de Almada since 2013. He was co-producer and performer in the "P48" videodance (2012), presented at the 20th Quinzena de Dança de Almada, and "5" (2013), presented at the Caldas Late Night (Portugal), L'art difficile de filmer la dans (Belgium) and InShadow (Portugal) festivals, the latter winning the award for best videodance in competition - audience choice. As a creator, he presented "Metamorphosis" (2011/2), for Culturgest in partnership with ESD, "someone else ago" (2013), for Centro Cultural de Belém’s BOXNOVA programme, "L'Veltro" (2016), in co-production with Elson Marlon Ferreira, and for Companhia de Dança de Almada, "Riot" (2014), "Dentro do Abraço" (2016), "Gaveston" (2016), "Fobos" (2017), “A Invenção da Resposta” (2018), in co-creation with Luís Malaquias, “SubRosa” (2018) and Inverno (2019). He’s participated in workshops and seminars by Mikael Fau and Pauline Journé (France), João da Silva (Brazil), Siri Dybwik (Norway), Jack Gallagher (USA) and David Zambrano (Venezuela) amongst others. He’s taught workshops at venues such as the Beijing Dance Theater (China), Giro8 Companhia de Dança (Brazil), FreeDance (Croatia), DNA (Portugal), amongst others. He’s been a guest teacher at Escola Superior de Dança (2016 and 2019), a teacher at Ca.DA Escola, and a guest choreographer in the Projecto Quórum. He was distinguished with the Almada Artes - Jovem Talento award, from Concurso Jovens Talentos 2019, promoted by the Câmara Municipal de Almada.



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