17 to 21 February from 6pm to 9pm, estúdio O Rumo do Fumo, Espaço da Penha, Lisbon/Portugal
organised by O Rumo do Fumo
The purpose of this workshop is to share methodologies, experiences and reflections on the identity and representation of the body in the theatrical space. It’s open to participants from all areas and backgrounds, professional and non-professional, with different levels of experience, who seek new possibilities of creation and composition in dance / performance / theatre. The search for and identification of an artistic identity is something that moves me, assuming it as an enhancing space, fluctuating and unstable at the same time, that allows us to question our own limits. I am interested in expanding the possibilities of the body and mind in confrontation with the world around us, allowing the creation of new perspectives and reflections on what we are and what we are not, revealing powers that might be hidden. This workshop is also an opportunity to network, develop new affinities and / or deepen working relationships for future collaborations.
Attended The National Conservatory Dance School and the Higher School of Dance (ESD), in Lisbon. 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 a performer he worked with, among others, Filipa Francisco, Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero. Of his choreographic work special mention goes to: the esteemed work “Antonio Miguel” (2000) 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, “Repertoire for chairs, costumes, and extras” (2015) for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte and recently “Piece for business” and “Happy piece” (2017).