Miguel Pereira

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).

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(ә) su'pσrtɐ i s(ә)ˈpaɾɐ i kõˈtɐj uʃ dojʃ mũ'duz‿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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