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Choreography by Margarida Belo Costa
2018 Season Program, premiered on 21st and 22nd of September in Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Almada

60' | ages 6 and over


Taking the opera "Carmen", by Georges Bizet (1838-1875) as it’s starting point and then following its own course, "p.s. CARMEN" is a contemporary dance piece that transposes to the stage the experience of a woman with whom we can identify, regardless of gender. It is the deconstruction of mystery, of seduction, of power, materiality and obsession. It is a vision of a female who does not hide her instincts, who captures her prey, but who, on the flip side of the coin is also seduced in the deceit. This contemporary being, this female body, protected and victim of its mesmerizing beauty, embodies several questions.


About the author
Margarida Belo Costa was born in de Caldas da Rainha. She began her career at the Escola Vocacional de Dança das Caldas da Rainha. A graduate of RAD, her studies developed parallel with Modern and Contemporary Dance. In 2004 she joined Grupo Experimental de Dança as a dancer where she performed pieces by Catarina Moreira, Bruno Cochat, Daniel Cardoso, Rui Lopes Graça, among others. In 2009 she entered Escola Superior de Dança, finishing her degree in 2012 and recently the first year of her Master's Degree in Education.
As a dancer, she’s worked with: Quorum Ballet under the direction of Daniel Cardoso, (2013/14); Teatro Mosca under the direction of Pedro Alves, (2014/15); Teatro Meridional under the direction of Natália Luisa and Miguel Seabra, (2016) and ACSC António Cabrita and São Castro (2016). As a creator, she’s presented the pieces: "Step 1" for the GED-EVDCR, (2012); "Displaced episodes", BOX NOVA-CCB, (2015); "The Place to Be", (2016), for DC Companhia Jovens Bailarinos directed by Gonçalo Andrade and co-created the piece "How do you want to be today?" with Elson Ferreira for the MUSCARIUM#2 festival, (Sintra, 2016). Currently part of Companhia de Dança de Évora under the direction of Nélia Pinheiro and is a teacher in several dance schools in Lisbon.


Artistic overview
Choreography: Margarida Belo Costa
Performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão e Raquel Tavares
Music: Georges Bizet, Sir Neville Marriner, Pan Sonic
Set design and wardrobe: Joana Subtil, Mafalda Matos, António Neto
Lighting design: H. C. Franco, Filipa Romeu
Répétiteur and assistant choreographer: Maria João Lopes
Acknowledgment: Ester Gonçalves, Carlos Pereira, Studio Astolfi



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