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O Fio autoras CaDA 2020

Programme for children and youth
Created by Ana Lázaro and Inês Pedruco
Premiere on 28th and 29th May, 2021, in the Auditório Fernando Lopes-Graça, Almada


“O fio da Macaquinha” (The little monkey’s 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.

A group of children play in a Courtyard between the buildings of the City, whenever they return from School... This is a special Courtyard: in that place, each of the Children is a different Animal: there is the Giraffe, the Frog, the Dog, the Cat, the Bird ... and the Little Monkey. But one day the Courtyard, the School and the entire City close. And Children are forced to play inside their homes. As they peep through their windows, they discover that there are invisible threads that connect them to each other, and to all those they care about. And that the world is full of those invisible but strong threads, which unite us, even when we are far from those we like.


Creation: Ana Lázaro and Inês Pedruco
Set design and Costumes: Catarina Pé-Curto
Performance: Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares and Vitor Afonso
Light Design: Hugo Franco – Stageplot
Sound technician: José Pacheco
Rehearsal Director: Maria João Lopes


Ana Lázaro, author, stage director and actress, was born in 1982, and grew up in Leiria. She debuted at Te-ato – Grupo de Teatro de Leiria, graduated from ACT - Escola de Atores, and she completed a degree in Theatre from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon. 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 Faculdade de Motricidade Humana and has a master degree in Dance Teaching, from 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 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 Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of 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 has taught at 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).


Last updated on April 30, 2021


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