As a choreographer, Im found in connecting and working with and for the dancers. Pursuing a full spectrum of challenges and colors, the concept of meaningful movement leads my creative instinct and guides me in my choreographic work. Every project has a different mindset, and specific tasks, allowing my body to generate the draft of my movement output.
The atmosphere generated in every creation builds a connection between the dancers and the audience. The willingness to emotionally touch the audience by approaching relevant subjects and developing a message is a constant in my work. Creating stories with sense and dramaturgy gifts each dancer with something they can relate to and make others engage in their journey.
A procura do instante
When we set out in search of the instant we create the time gap where we discover who we are. Taking risks, challenging ourselves, and having the experience of "doing" creates confidence and helps build skills to deal with future problems that may arise outside our comfort zone. The concept of this artistic creation falls on the constant search that dwells in each of us when we consider that something is missing. The key is knowledge and practice - gaining familiarity with any new situation. Working on the theme of travel/ocean, fado/destination, and connecting space and time, these icons of referential concepts take us to the search for the instant in a performative language that speaks of other places, encounters, and the journey to the stage of our memories.
Premiere: Cine-Teatro Garrett - 2022
La bellezza del Niente
"Leave, I was going to say leave all that. What matter who's speaking, someone said what matter who's speak-ing. There's going to be a departure, I'll be there, I won't miss it, it won't be me, I'll be here, I'll say I'm far from here, it won't be me, I won't say anything, there's going to be a story, someone's going to try to tell a story... it's only voices, only lies." - Samuel Beckett
Premiere: DAF (Dance Arts Faculty) - 2021
Two bodies represent how anxiety, concerns, and lack of words become real and reflect in specific external actions. The need to express ourselves fills the brain and explodes in different directions not always linked to our character or behavior as an individual. There is always a middle term in any situation, a gathering of all our emotions in a place where the capacity to restrain certain actions is moderated and allows us to be us. Embrace yourself.
Premiere: KOTID Frankfurt - 2018
301, somewhere on the line
Life happens every day, and with it, our inner self deals with doubts and uncertain decisions. Situations occur for various reasons and we can or not know the reason why. We can swim through everyday life trying to sort out a way to move into the next day. Like a tram, there are several stops throughout our journey. Where does the line go? Are we following the line or are we creating our own?
The day before yesterday
This piece intends to show how one can be caught in the flow of our daily life becoming himself part of a repressive and capitalist society. Representing a Socio-Behavioral understanding using an analogy between the animal life, Praying Mantis, and the economic and political system controlled by private owners for their own profit, a clear image shows how a corrupt and poisoning influence can change the path of one's life.
Impressions of Myself
"How well we communicate is not determined by how well we say things, but how well we are understood".
Premiere: Croatian National Theatre Rijeka - 2018
Our world is changing constantly. Right now, the social media era is emerging and providing us with instant products. Interesting opinions, thoughts, and ideas are often put aside for a hateful or sympathetic comment, enhancing that other's opinions and apparent happiness are more important than our own.
This era also created a "notion of supervision", disguised, so we don't realize that we are being monitored 24/7, 365 days a year...
Premiere: Theater Hagen - 2017
"Venus and Jupiter... The largest visible objects in the sky, the God and the Goddess...
In Venus, we find the inherent duality of the experience. Loving, healing, destructive.
Jupiter shows us the essence of man itself, the search for power, the ego.
Are they real? Can they relate to each other? Are they strong enough for the "real" world?"
Premiere: Theater Hagen - 2016.
Selected for the 31st International
Competition for Choreographers Hannover.
Clash and Outsider
This piece represents the clash of ideas between men and women. The power of the group judging relationships between genders sometimes taken as not normal or forbidden. The fight between the individual and the group to impose his idea. The noise of this contradiction is visible during the piece with constant interruption by the group in any different "move" made by the individual, suffocating any attempt of acceptance.
Outsider shows us the judgment that our society inputs on everything that presents a different behavior and ideas. The group rejects individuality and criticizes the idea of someone breaking the harmony of this society. In this piece, the general idea is the exclusion and non-acceptance of the individual that doesn't follow the concepts rooted in the group.
Premiere: Korea Youth Ballet Stars - 2019
"E quantas vezes, ó meu corpo bem-amado, eu não seduzi os teus olhos a que seguissem as viagens imensas das estrelas! Então não sabia ainda que havia de cair e desfazer-me, como uma gota de àgua! Adeus! Em breve não te lembrarás de mim. Há-de nascer-te uma outra filha, e depois outra, e outra. E tu hás-de estreitá-las apertadamente. Ou ela se chame alma como eu - ou então se chame aroma - ou então se chame Som. Adeus! Escuta. Se nas tuas peregrinações através da matéria encontrares os átomos daquela que eu tanto amem, não te juntes com eles; porque se vos juntardes no cálice de uma flor, a flor há-de mirrar-se; se for na luz de uma estrela, a estrela há-de apagar-se: se for nas águas, o mar há-de gelar-se..." - Eça de Queiroz
Premiere: Associação Nós da Dança - April 2020