NO ESCURO DO CINEMA DESCALÇO OS SAPATOS / IN THE DARKNESS OF THE THEATER I TAKE OFF MY SHOES
The National Ballet of Portugal is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since its foundation, it has aimed to present the great classics, as well as to always welcome contemporary creations. Day-to-day life is demanding for dancers, choreographers, musicians, répétiteurs, seamstresses, light technicians, sound technicians, and other elements of a large staff that make it possible for dance to travel through the rehearsal rooms and linger in the hallways before making it onto the stage. This film follows not only the company’s creations and premieres, but mainly each dancer’s silent and structural work.watch trailer
Was born in Porto in 1980. She began her film studies in Lisbon, first on camera and then later took a directing course at Restart. She has also done an intensive course on feature film directing at the International Film Academy in São Paulo and, undertook further film studies with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin as part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Creativity Program.