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Choreography by Bruno Duarte
Choreographic Itinerant Lab, premiered on March 5, 2016, at the Auditorium Fernando Lopes-Graça, Almada

60' | ages 6 and over 


"Dentro do Abraço" (Within an Embrace) is a choreographed show resulting from a crossover between personal influences of artists based with Companhia de Dança de Almada and elements of the local population: together, through a series of itinerant labs they have created this artistic work.

It's a piece that works as a tour of the emotional micro-geography of an embrace: a universal element of union, reconciliation, sharing and emotion.


About the author

Bruno Duarte began his studies in Dance with teachers Nuno Carvalho, (Hip hop) and Claudia Cardoso, (Modern Dance) in Leiria. In 2009 he entered the Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon, from which he graduated in 2012. During his degree he was an ERASMUS student in ArtEZ Dance Academy, Holland. Professionally he’s been a freelance dancer and danced with Companies namely the pieces "displaced episodes" by Margarida Belo Costa for BoxNova at CCB, (Centro Cultural de Belem); "Casa do Rio" and "Muito Chão" by Benvindo Fonseca, "Todo para sempre é agora" by Ricardo Ambrózio, "Re-ligações" by Rita Judas and "Jogos de Letras" by Nuno Gomes, all for Companhia de Dança de Almada; "Swan Lake" by Daniel Cardoso for Quórum Ballet, "Step One" by Margarida Belo Costa for the Centro Cultural das Caldas da Rainha. Was co-producer and performer in the video dances, "P43", presented at the 20th Quinzena de dança de Almada and ".5" presented in Portugal, Bélgica, Mexico, Brasil, and Germany, amongst others, winning, at the InShadow festival, (Portugal), the Public’s Choice prize for best video dance in the competition. As a creator has presented the pieces, "someone else ago", for Boxnova at CCB, "metamorfose" for Culturgest, "overflow" for the EPC Dance Company and "Riot" for Companhia de Dança de Almada. He is currently part of Companhia de Dança de Almada, and a teacher in Ca.DA Escola.


Artistic overview

Choreography: Bruno Duarte
Text: José Luís Peixoto
Costumes and props: Catarina Morla
Light design: Cláudia Rodrigues
Sound design and voice editing: José Pacheco
Set design, music and image selection and editing: Bruno Duarte
Choreographic assistant and rehearsal supervisor: Maria João Lopes
Performance (original cast): Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira (EDCN), Íris Fonseca (bolseira), Joana Puntel, Mariana Romão
Participation in Almada: ASDL - Associação Solidariedade e Desenvolvimento do Laranjeiro, Escola da Companhia de Dança de Almada
Voice: Nuno Gomes and Afonso Duarte



Cineteatro Municipal de Castro Verde, Castro Verde - Portugal, May 20, 2017
Teatro Sesi, Gioânia - Brazil, October 15, 2016
Forum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo, Moita - Portugal, May 21, 2016
Teatro Municipal de Bragança, Bragança - Portugal, April 29, 2016


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