© Marta Cerqueira

ARE YOU IN? – Dancing the thoughts and the imagination

12 > 15 OCT 2021
E.B. 1 Bairro Operário

This workshop continues the explorations made during the creative process of the dance performance SubLinhar (UnderLine). It will be a meeting place for new explorations and experiences that will be shared among all the children.
The theme is the body as a speaker, a potential builder of ideas, discourse and identity.

Using the body as a “measure” and discovering new ways or forms of existing in it. To underLine the “power” of the body, making thoughts and imagination dance, understanding the concept of choreography as much more than just the creation of steps.
We will seek our body’s place in space, we will ask questions and we will give time for the body to answer.
Some objects, like paper or cotton thread, will be in use to awaken imaginations and analyse the dimensions of a three-dimensional body, transforming the known into the unknown and the unknown into the known. Questioning the usual state of things, the pre-established rules.
Are you in?

Marta Cerqueira was born in Lisbon in 1983. She began dancing professionally at the age of 18. She has devoted her 20-year career exclusively to the performing arts.
On graduating at the age of 18 from the National Conservatory Dance School in Lisbon, she chose contemporary dance to be the epicentre of her multifaceted professional life. With a solid background of classical and modern dance training, she attended several dance schools and studios in New York, Berlin and Lisbon, where she completed the Choreography Course of the Calouste Gulbenkian PGCCA Foundation.
She has worked and collaborated with several choreographers and directors: Anke Blonde, Bruno Pradet, Beatriz Cantinho, Clara Andermatt, Catarina Requeijo, Errol White, Giacomo Scalisi, John Mowat, Luís Guerra, Leonor Keil, Manon Oligny, Maria Ramos, Miguel Moreira, Paulo Ribeiro, Peter Michael Dietz, Sofia Neuparth and Tânia Carvalho among others. She was a guest artist at the Companhia do Chapitô, where she performed and co-created pieces of wide international circulation.
She has collaborated in dance pieces created by Sofia Dias & Vitor Roriz, in videos by Kamila Chomicz, Luis da Matta Almeida / Zeppelin Filmes, Alexandro Farto / Vhils and in the performance “Extensões do Corpo” by Adriana Barreto. She worked as an assistant in Marlene Monteiro Freitas’ project “Prisão” and in the restaging of “Tecedura do Caos”, Tânia Carvalho piece for the Portuguese National Ballet Company.
She has worked in films directed by Jeanne Waltz, Manuel Guerra, Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra.