Era um peito só cheio de promessas
by 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. He was part of the theatre play and film “António um rapaz de Lisboa” by Jorge Silva Melo, worked with Jerôme Bel in the piece “Shirtologia/Miguel” in 1997, and as a performer in “Les Inconsolés” by Alain Buffard, in the remake of 2017.
Of his choreographic work special mention goes to: 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, “Repertoire for chairs, costumes, and extras” (2015) for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte and “Piece for business” and “Happy piece” (2017).
In 2003, 2007 and 2014 Miguel created for the repertoire of Transitions Dance Company/Laban Centre the pieces “Transitions”, “Transitions II” and “Transitions III” that integrated the nacional and international tour of the company (2003/2004, 2007/2008 and 2014/2015).
His work has been presented across Europe and Brazil, Uruguay and Chile and in 2003 was the subject of a mini-retrospective in Caldas da Rainha, as part of the cycle “Mapas"" organized by Transforma-AC in collaboration with ESTGAD.
Miguel is regularly invited to teach in composition labs and workshops in Portugal and abroad.
In 2000 Vera Mantero, invited him to become an associated artist of the company O Rumo do Rumo, which he continues to be involved in.
photo credit: Laurent Philippe
Workshop Body and identity in the performance space
with Miguel Pereira / O Rumo do Fumo, 2019
Artistic collaboration of Miguel Pereira in
L'Impromptu de Versailles by Molière
by Miguel Loureiro, 2016
Repertoire for chairs, extras and costumes
by Miguel Pereira for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, 2015