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Bruno Duarte CaDA 2022

Itinerant Choreographic Laboratory - II edition
Concept and choreographic direction by Bruno Duarte
Premiered on June 11 and 12, 2022, at Auditório Fernando Lopes-Graça (Almada)

 70' | ages 6 and over


After “Dentro do Abraço” (Within an Embrace), Ca.DA proposes to produce the second edition of the Itinerant Choreographic Laboratory project with a new creation by Bruno Duarte.

Conceived to provide the community with the experience of the direct contact with the process of artistic creation of a contemporary dance piece, the Itinerant Choreographic Laboratory was designed to benefit the artistic, social and pedagogical dimensions of the intervening associations, surrounding communities and the public. It has characteristics of itinerancy that establish it as a form of decentralization of art and the development of new audiences.


This will be a work where the real memories of the dancers and the participants of the community, here also performers, around the theater as a physical space, practice and concept. In “SCENA”, the stage is no longer just a space where reality is suspended and assumes the role of a memory box, in a celebration of the farce and the artifice.
Bruno Duarte


Concept, Choreographic Direction and Sound Design: Bruno Duarte
Choreography and performance at the premiere in Almada: Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Miguel Pinheiro, Raquel Tavares and Vítor Afonso (artistic team of the Companhia de Dança de Almada); Inês Coimbra and Mariana Dias (curricular internship); Beatriz Andrade and Inês Fialho (on-the-job training, from Escola de Dança Ana Mangericão); Érica Santos, Ili Gomes, Katlin Monteiro, Lia Anjos, Maiara Oliveira and Teresa Monteiro (participants of the Associação Padre Amadeu Pinto) and Afonso Gonçalves, António Duarte and Lucas Roças (students of the Ca.DA Escola)
Voice: Graça Laranjeiro
Dramaturgy: Bruno Duarte, based on Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Brook and Sarah Ruhl
Additional text: Almeida Garrett and William Shakespeare
Costumes: Micaela Sapinho
Light Design: Filipa Romeu - Stageplot
Rehearsal Director: Maria João Lopes


Bruno Duarte has a Master Degree in Dance Teaching and a degree in Dance from Escola Superior de Dança (ESD) in Lisbon. He was a dancer and performer in Grupo Experimental de Dança (2011/2) and Quórum Ballet (2013). Since 2013, he has been a member of Companhia de Dança de Almada. He was co-producer and performer in the "P48" video dance (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 danse (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, “Blömma” (2021) for Estufa, 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), “Inverno” (2019), “Noir” and “A Quiet Moment” (2020). 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. As a choreographer/dance teacherhe integrated the European projects CLASH! (2019/21) and Up2DANCE (2020/21). H ehas 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 - Young Talent award, in the “Jovens Talentos 2019” contest, promoted by Almada’s Municipality.



Cine-Teatro de Estarreja, Estarreja - Portugal, October 22, 2023


SCENA CaDA 2022 foto 9 creditos Hugo David news PHOTOS


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