dance platform in Loulé – May 9

May 9 – 21h30- Cine-teatro Louletano
Portuguese Dance Platform – performance
12 years
and over | 75 minutes | tickets 6€ | info/ticket office 289 414604


VER$ES | Flávio Rodrigues


sound and artistic direction Flávio Rodrigues artistic assistance Joana castro support Balleteatro, ContraDança|ASTA thanks to Bruno Senune

The soundtrack of  VERSE$, concludes as a reflection of a series of themes that have been recurrent in my projects, particularly those containing samples and sound captations, explored during the course of the process of creation and esperimentation of performance, such as Inverno (2011), CATÁLOGO (2008/ 2012), RARA (2013), ou NIL-CITY (2013).  After finishing the musical piece, my first impulse was to offer it an autonomous place, by making it available for free online. At the same time, a will to experiment it in studio appears, giving it physicality, a body.  VERSE$ is, in short, a dance show. A solo. My role is to create a parallel between the sound composition and the choreographic composition. Full text:

Flávio Rodrigues (1984) was born in Vila Nova de Gaia and currently lives and works in Porto (Portugal).
Attends the degree in Costumes Production and Design at ESMAE (Music and Drama Superior School). Finishes in 2006 the Dance course at Balleteatro Professional School. In 2007 attends the alternative contemporary dance program at Dance Works, Rotterdam. In 2008 was awarded the scholarship from NEC (Choreographic Experimentation Nucleus) and in 2009 attends the course in Public Art and Site Specific works creation. In 2012 represents Portugal in the meeting Les Reperages / Danse à Lille and, as a scholar from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, attended the choreographic residency Correios em Movimento / Dança em Trânsito in Rio de Janeiro.Develops, since 2006, his own performative and visual works: “Charlotte O`day”, “Inverno de 2011”, “14 de Novembro de 2010” and “Starveling-the rite of spring”, to name but a few, shown in festivals and venues in Portugal, Austria, Spain, Moldavia and Belgium. Presented, in 2009, ‘Primavera’ (Spring), site specific project in Serralves em Festa (Portugal). As a performer, co-creator and costume designer, participated in projects from creators such as Né Barros, Isabel Barros, Joclécio Azevedo, Juliana Snapper, Daniel Pinheiro, Joana Castro, Carla Valquaresma, Luís Carolino, Elisa Worm, Teresa Prima and Radar 360º.Dancer in the company Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte since 2009.

PLAY FALSE | António Cabrita & São Castro

play false_foto ACSCACSC

concept, choreography, performance António Cabrita, São Castro technical direction João Frangocostumes Catarina Morla costumes manufacturing Nuno Nogueira music António Cabrita, São Castro adittional music Murcof  “ Isaías I ” , J. S. Bach “ Passacaglia in C Minor ” productionVo’Arte  artistic residency support Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo, Teatro Viriato, Pró-Dança, Companhia Nacional de Bailado

What we are and what conditions us. A journey through the human condition confronts us with our historical and social existence. The quest for a meaning leads us to the urgent need for an articulation between man and his limits, taking him to what is authentic, but to the false as well. Who better than Shakespeare to talk about conflicts, emotions vs reason. Resorting to the psychology and behavior of characters like Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, to question their own issues. Using their words and actions as subject for our gestures and movements.

António Cabrita studied at the National Conservatoire Dance School in Lisbon and has a degree in dance from Escola Superior de Dança. Also, he studied Dance at theJoffrey Ballet School in NY, Cinema at the New York Film Academy and advertising in Restart – School of Creativity and New Technologies, in Lisbon. He works as a dancer, choreographer, film director, photographer and musician. As a freelance ballet dancer, he has already worked with Rui Horta, Né Barros, António Tavares, Tânia Carvalho and Hofesh Shechter/Companhia Instável. He is a resident artist it the german company SilkeZ./Resistdance. He teaches composition and video workshops in several European countries. Since 2011, he develops the project ACSC with São Castro.

São Castro started her dance studies in Balleteatro Professional Dance and Theatre School in Oporto, and finished a degree in Superior School of Dance, Lisbon. She integrated Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo, Balleteatro Companhia and Ballet Gulbenkian. As a freelance ballet dancer, she has already worked with Companhia Paulo Ribeiro, Companhia Olga Roriz, Companhia Clara Andermatt, Rui Lopes Graça, Sofia Silva, Benvindo Fonseca, Tok’Art/André Mesquita, Tânia Carvalho, Ka Fai Choy and Hofesh Shechter/Companhia Instável. She frequently gives classes and workshops of contemporary dance. Since 2011, she develops the project ACSC with António Cabrita.

Europa | Miguel Moreira/Romeu Runa

europa_foto João CamposJoão Campos

direction Miguel Moreira, Romeu Runa peformance Catarina Félix, Sandra Rosado produção/production Útero Teatro music Pedro Carneiro light design João Garcia Miguel co-production Útero Associação Cultural, Guimarães 2012 Capital Europeia da Cultura, João Garcia Miguel Unipessoal (Lisboa), TAGV, Teatro O Bando, Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras, Teatro Virgínia, Teatro Aveirense support Câmara Municipal de Almada artistic residenciesTeatro O Bando (Palmela), Uferstudio (Berlim), Escola Secundária das Taipas (Guimarães)stage photography João Peixoto  photography Carlos Ferreira/Teatro Virgínia thanks to Teatro Praga, Pedro Carneiro

Creation conceived particularly for teenagers between 12 and 16 years-old, but accessible for all the community. During one week we “invade” a school from monday to thursday with a performance made for the time of the school breaks and done several times a day. The time that a student goes from one class to another. Friday and saturday we bring those kids with whom we had contact to the theater, to watch the second part of the piece. First part A piece made for the school breaks. A short piece with the duration of a break between two classes. Second part A piece inspired by the work of Javier Nuñez Gasco “Europa”, and the work of Berlinde de Bruyckere. A reflection about Europe and its different mutations. This piece is done on theater stages.




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