São Castro

Started her dance training at the Escola Pro ssional de Dança e Teatro do Porto , in 2002, and completed her degree at the Escola Superior de Dança. She was a dancer at Balleteatro Companhia, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo and Ballet Gulbenkian. As a freelance dancer, she worked with several national and international choreographers such as Olga Roriz, Clara Andermatt, Vasco Wellenkamp, Paulo Ribeiro, Henri Oguike, Hofesh Shechter, among others. With António M Cabrita, she received
the SPA Authors Award for Best Choreography category with “Play False” (2014). Distinguished by the IPL with the Silver Medal of Worth and Distinction (2016). In 2017, invited by Luísa Taveira, São Castro and António M Cabrita created ”Dido and Eneias” for the National Ballet Company and, in 2019, they were both invited by the Théâtre de la Mezzanine (France) to assume the choreographic direction of the opera “Orphée et Eurydice”, staged by Denis Chabroullet.
Been invited by São João da Madeira Cityhall to the curatorship of the event A Cidade Dança, in the context of International Dance Day. Currently São Castro, along with António M Cabrita, is artistic director of Companhia Paulo Ribeiro.

António M Cabrita

Graduated from Escola Superior de Dança and Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional, he followed his dance training at Joffrey Ballet School, New York. Studied also at the New York Film Academy and advertising at Restart in Lisbon  He has been developing work as a dancer, choreographer, video and sound designer.
With São Castro, he received the SPA Authors Award for Best Choreography category with “Play False” (2014). Distinguished by the IPL with the Silver Medal of Worth and Distinction (2016). In 2017, invited by Luísa Taveira, António M Cabrita and São Castro created ”Dido and Eneias” for the National Ballet Company and, in 2019, they were both invited by the Théâtre de la Mezzanine (France) to assume the choreographic direction of the opera “Orphée et Eurydice”, staged by Denis Chabroullet.
Currently António M Cabrita, along with São Castro, is artistic director of Companhia Paulo Ribeiro.

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