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Práticas de Improvisação em Dança

Workshop with Sara Montalvão / +16 years old

In this intensive workshop, guidelines will be given that activate the imagination in energetic dialogue with the body. The practice of improvisation in dance brings autonomy and identity to the movement, enhancing the history that each body brings. We deepen interpersonal dynamics, looking for different textures and qualities, with focus and creativity in movement.

Sara Montalvão
1986. Graduated in Anglo-American Studies from FLUP in 2008. She trained in Buenos Aires as an actress at the Estudio de Actuación Augusto Fernandes in 2010. She completed advanced training in choreographic creation and composition (FAICC) in 2013 with Companhia Instável, in Porto. In 2018, she completed her Post-Graduation in Contemporary Dance (ESMAE/Teatro Municipal do Porto). She took intensive professional training with choreographers such as David Zambrano, Edivaldo Ernesto, LukeJessop/IonTribe, Hofesh Schechter Company, Horacio Macuacua, Francesco Scavetta, Rakesh Sukesh, Hélder Seabra, Cristina Planas Leitão, Marco da Silva Ferreira, among others. In the last quarter of 2020, she was in training with Olga Alvárez at the AREA school in Barcelona. She includes several performative and movement practices in her identity as a performer, such as physical/clown theater, Afro-Brazilian, Latino rhythms, urban dances and martial arts. She also builds and manipulates animated shapes. She has developed community and social work as a trainer of contemporary dance, theater and inclusive dance for audiences of different age groups and in different countries. She created solo shows and co-creations. Since 2013, she has been marking a constant path in the creative area, training and as an interpreter. She has worked with Mafalda DeVille, Miguel Moreira, José Artur Campos, Teresa Alpendurada, Edgar Pêra, Ana Bacalhau, CiM/VoArte, Teatro do Mar, Ana Mula, among others. In 2019/2020, the show "Sombras" premiered and circulated, co-created and co-interpreted with Diletta Bindi, with the support of the creation fund of the GDA Foundation, in partnership and co-production with several relevant cultural structures. In 2020, she made "Loop Mental", a medium-length interactive dance video, together with visual artist David Negrão. In 2021, she's responsible for an interdisciplinary collaborative project - UNLOOP - assuming the choreography and artistic directing, together with David Negrão. This project takes game design to the stage and summons different performances, seeking different territories.

Application form:
December 2023