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O Fio autoras CaDA 2020

Dramaturgy by Ana Lázaro | Choreography by Inês Pedruco
Premiere date to be announced


"O Fio" (The Thread) talks about the relationship between people: about the threads that connect us and that allow us to feel close to each other. The way certain threads guide us, free us or make us feel safe, but also tie us up, get tangled up and hard to tell apart.
In a show created from the language of children and focusing on childhood thinking, we’ll explore the idea of ​​distance: physical and metaphorical, playing with and exploring the emotions associated with human connections, achieving autonomy, family and affective relationships, and the feeling of loneliness. This is a space in which we build a history but also look to raise questions, ideas and impulses. A space in which we try to listen to the voice of children and young people and research their perceptions about their own ability to generate threads.


About the authors:
Ana Lázaro, author, stage director and actress, was born in 1982, and grew up in Leiria. Debuted at Te-ato – Grupo de Teatro de Leiria, graduated from ACT - Escola de Atores, and completed a degree in Theatre from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Since then she has worked as an actress, also accumulating experience as a stage director and playwright, collaborating with various national theatre companies. She founded ‘DOBRAR - Núcleo Artístico’, of which she is the artistic director, having received support from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação GDA. She received the Sea of Words international literary prize in Spain, and FNAC Novos Talentos da Literatura literary prize. She was a finalist in the 12th Prémio Internacional de Literatura Infantil e Juvenil: BARCO A VAPOR, in Brazil. She won the Prémio Maria Rosa Colaço – Literatura Infantil, with her work “Os Pescadores de Nuvens” (Porto Editora). And she is the author of children's and youth prose books, as well as several plays. Collaborates annually with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa - Irmandade de São Roque, in a multidisciplinary research and creation project bringing together children, young people and adults from social facilities.

Inês Pedruco, is a PhD student in Human Motricity, specialty Dance, from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana and has a master degree in Dance Teaching, from the Escola Superior de Dança. She began her studies in dance in Escola de Dança Ana Manjericão, obtaining all diplomas from the Royal Ballet School. She was a student at Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional where she obtained a Professional Dancer diploma of merit, (2002-09). In 2009 she was a semi-finalist in the international competition “Prix de Lausanne”, winning a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. As a performer with the Companhia Quorum Ballet she’s worked with choreographers of different nationalities, performing in China, Macau, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Ecuador, Thailand, Switzerland, Germany, among others (2009/14). In Companhia Teatromosca, she’s worked with playwright Pedro Alves (2014/15). In Vortice Dance Company, she participated in the ballet “Fátima, O dia em que o sol bailou” (2016/18). Participated in the Movement Study and Research project “A BlackBox Arts & Cognition”, with choreographer Sylvia Rijmer and the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2019 she was invited to participate in the show “Nous - Inner Perception”, and as a répétiteur put the ballet “Swan Lake” on stage again, with choreographer Daniel Cardoso (2016). Between 2017/19, she was a teacher and répétiteur for pieces by Miguel Ramalho, Rui Lopes Graça and Olga Roriz, among others. As a dance teacher, she’s collaborated in workshops and masterclasses at Ravenna Ballet Studio, Quorum Academy, Centro Norton de Matos, Dance Spot and other schools; and in a professional context, at Companhia Quorum Ballet, Estúdios Vitor Cordon and Estúdios CAB. She’s taught at the Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal and in Escola do Conservatório de Música e Dança de Coimbra (2016/18); Escola Artística de Dança do Conservatório Nacional (2017/19); Escola Superior de Dança (2018/20).



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