3 Fri 19.00h 4 Sat 16.00h
CAMPO ALEGRE Café-Teatro
Projeto Educativo em Dança de Repertório para Adolescentes (3rd edition)
Group accompanied by Vera Santos
Vera Mantero studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and was a member of the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. She has become one of the key names in New Portuguese Dance, having started her career as a choreographer in 1987, and having presented her work throughout Europe, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, USA and Singapore. She has also engaged in voice work since 2000, singing the songs of several authors, and co-creating experimental music projects. In 1999, Culturgest organised a retrospective of her work to date, which was called “Mês de Março, Mês de Vera” [Month of March, Month of Vera]. She represented Portugal at the 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004) with Comer o Coração [Eating Your Heart Out], which was created in partnership with Rui Chafes. She received the Almada Award (Ministry of Culture, 2002) and the Gulbenkian Art Award (2009) for her career as creator and performer.
Vera Santos has an education in fine arts, dance, theatre, art history and art criticism. She attended the Research and Choreographic Creation Course at Fórum Dança, and the courses on choreography and performing arts at the Gulbenkian Foundation. Her field of choice is contemporary dance, to which she has been channelling both her training and her work since the early 1990s, first as a dancer/performer, and later as a creator and researcher. She concurrently teaches people with and without dance experience, exploring the physical nature of each body and its movement and expression potential.