Fobos | Malta Festival
Fear, a universal feeling, as overwhelming as it is essential. It’s part of our daily life and often makes us question our courage. But there are very different fears, both material and abstract, those that need to be conquered and those that are essential for survival.
"Fobos" is a dive into the unknown, an attempt to understand what frightens us and why it frightens us. It's a Pandora’s box full of the unknown.
Close your eyes. Take a step forward!
Choreography: Bruno Duarte
Support for the project design: Ana Macara and Maria João Lopes
Text: José Jorge Letria
Lighting design: Cláudia Rodrigues
Choreographic assistant and rehearsal supervisor: Maria João Lopes
Costumes: Alexandra Monteiro
Performance (original cast): Beatriz Rousseau, Bruno Duarte, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão, Raquel Tavares
Premiere: 26/06/2017, Cine-teatro Academia Almadense, Almada
Companhia de Dança de Almada is a professional Contemporary Dance company based in Almada, (near Lisbon), led by Maria Franco. Since forming in 1990, it's been continuously developing the aspects of creating/producing Contemporary Dance shows, supporting emerging projects, vocational training, cultural activities and national and international exchange. It also offers a range of activities aimed towards the general community, including, most notably the school for children, youth and adults as well as organising various public training and awareness sessions, not only where it's based but on a national level.
Bruno Duarte began studying dance with teachers Nuno Carvalho, (Hip hop) and Claudia Cardoso, (Modern Dance) in Leiria. In 2009 he entered Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon, from which he graduated in 2012. During his degree he was also an ERASMUS student at ArtEz Institute for the Arts, Holland. Professionally he’s been both a freelance dancer and with Companies, highlights including the pieces "displaced episodes" by Margarida Belo Costa for BoxNova in CCB, (Centro Cultural de Belem); "Casa do Rio" and "Muito Chão" by Benvindo Fonseca, "Todo para sempre é agora" by Ricardo Ambrózio, "Re-ligações" by Rita Judas and "Jogos de Letras" by Nuno Gomes, all for Companhia de Dança de Almada; "Swan Lake" by Daniel Cardoso for Quórum Ballet, "Step One" by Margarida Belo Costa for the Centro Cultural das Caldas da Rainha. He was co-producer and performer in the video dances, "P43", presented at the 20th Quinzena de dança de Almada and ".5" presented in Portugal, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, amongst others, winning, at the InShadow festival, (Portugal), the Public’s Choice prize for best video dance in the competition. As a creator has presented the pieces, "someone else ago", for Boxnova at CCB, "metamorfose" for Culturgest, "overflow" for the EPC Dance Company and "Riot" for Companhia de Dança de Almada. He’s currently part of Companhia de Dança de Almada, and a teacher in Ca.DA Escola, (School).