Miguel Pereira

Miguel Pereira attended Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Dança de Lisboa.
Received a scholarship from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture to continue his studies in Paris (Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse) and in New York.
As performer he worked, among others, with Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero.
He made part of the theatre play and film “António um rapaz de Lisboa” by Jorge Silva Melo, and worked with Jerôme Bel in the piece “Shirtologia/Miguel” in 1997.

In 2000 Miguel choreographed the esteemed work “Antonio Miguel” for which he received the Revelation Prize José Ribeiro da Fonte/Ministry of Culture and an honour for the prize of Acarte/Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão (2000), “Notes for an invisible show” (2001), the performance that is only announced by date and place (2002), “Corpo de Baile” (2005), “Karima meets Lisboa meets Miguel meets Cairo” a collaboration with the Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour (2006), “Doo” (2008), “Antonio & Miguel” (2010) a collaboration with Antonio Tagliarini, “Op. 49” (2012), “WILDE” (2013) a collaboration with Jorge Andrade/mala voadora and recently “Repertoire for chairs, costumes, and extras” (2015) by Miguel Pereira for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte.



Vera Mantero

Studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and danced in the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. Mantero started choreographing in 1987 and, since 1991, has been presenting her solo and group work all over Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and the USA. Of her solo work mention goes to “Perhaps she could dance first and think afterwards” (1991), “Olympia” (1993), “one mysterious Thing, said e.e.cummings*” (1996), “What can be said about Pierre” (2011) and “The Caldeirão Highlanders, exercises in fictional anthropology” (2012). Her group pieces include “Under” (1993), “For Boring and Profound Sadnesses” (1994), “Poetry and Savagery” (1998), "k(ɘ) su'pɔɾtɐ i s(ɘ)ˈpaɾɐ i kõˈtɐj uʃ dojʃ mu'duʃ i õ'dulɐ" (2002) and “Until the moment when God is destroyed by the extreme exercise of beauty” (2006). The piece “Eating your Heart Out” co-created with the sculptor Rui Chafes was the Portuguese representation at the 26th São Paulo Art Biennale (2004).

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