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 2 October | Friday | 21:30
Auditório Fernando Lopes-Graça


displaced episodes
Margarida Belo Costa


Concept and creation: Margarida Belo Costa
Performance and co-creation: Margarida Belo Costa; Joana Puntel; Bruno Duarte; Luís Malaquias; Miguel Ângelo.
Music: Johann Johannson; Ryoji Ikeda; Aoki Takamasa; Kreng; Gabriel Prokofiev
Music editing and montage: Margarida Belo Costa
Lighting design: Hugo Franco
Wardrobe and scenery: Margarida Belo Costa
Video scene, editing and montage: Margarida Belo Costa e Bruno Duarte
Photographic record: Raquel Rijo, António Cabrita e Bruno Prekatado
Video record, editing and montage: Ricardo Damásio
Partnerships: Companhia de Dança de Almada e ‘Dobrar.
With thanks to: Maria Franco, Ricardo Damásio, Hugo Franco, Inês Godinho, Elson Ferreira, Raquel Rijo, São Castro, António Cabrita, Bruno Prekatado, Amália Rodrigues, Margarida Nascimento, José João Costa and José Castro. To all those who made this project possible.


In the current world, dynamic and monotonously complex, the simple routine that surrounds us goes unnoticed. Little everyday details are visual magnets that bind us, making us lose track of time, space and reality. Numerous images that transform into imaginary desires, small havens, hiding, or just abstractions. Identifiable at first sight, clichéd moments such as: sitting on the couch surfing TV; meeting someone in a beautiful park, having to clean the house, and even knowing it’s a mess, completely ignoring the task; after a party, suffering from a hangover, try to understand what happened; these are moments trapped in our memory. Displaced episodes is a piece that combines simple daily events, where the performers are reflections of real situations, transporting to the stage the original panorama taken to the extreme and beyond reality.


Margarida Costa Belo, from Caldas da Rainha, started her journey in dance in the Atelier da Dança, a creative project of Escola Vocacional de Dança das Caldas da Rainha. A Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance, her studies in Classical Dance Technique developed in parallel with Modern and Contemporary Dance. In 2004 she joined Grupo Experimental de Dança (GED) as a dancer performing pieces by, among others, Catarina Moreira, Bruno Cochat, Daniel Cardoso and Rui Lopes Graça.
In 2009 she entered Escola Superior de Dança-IPL, finishing her degree in 2012. In 2010/2011 received the Merit Scholarship awarded by IPL. Throughout her academic career she participated in various training courses and national and international workshops. As creator, in 2012 she presented the piece Step 1 for the GED of EVDCR. In 2013 she participated in the co-production of video dance "5" presented in several countries, (Portugal, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, among others), winning the award for best dance video in competition – public’s choice, at the InShadow, (Portugal), festival. Interned at Companhia Quorum Ballet, under the direction of Daniel Cardoso in 2013, touring in Portugal, China and Denmark. In 2014 joined the cast of the O Som e a Fúria show, (Companhia Teatro Mosca), under the direction of Pedro Alves, participating in tours in various Portuguese cities, (Lisbon, Oporto, Beja, Guarda, among others). At present she is enrolled in a master’s program in ESD-IPL to obtain a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, she’s a teacher at various schools in Lisbon and is a freelance dancer and creator. Displaced Episodes is her latest creation, which debuted at Centro Cultural de Belém in the Programa BOX NOVA 2015 on the 10th and 11th April. Recently, at the invitation of Festival de Música de Alcobaça Cistermúsica 2015 she presented it at the Museum of Puppetry, Lisbon, (July 16) and Mosteiro de Alcobaça (17th July).


Duration: 50';
Performance for an audience ages 12 and over

6€, 3€ youth and senior citizens




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