The Company | History
photos: Tom Lisboa | João Caldas |Tom Lisboa | Alceu Bett | Reginaldo Azevedo
Photos: Wilian Aguiar, Silvia Machado, Alceu Bett.
Founded in January 2008 by the Government of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo Companhia de Dança is directed by Inês Bogéa, Ph.D. in Arts, documentary filmmaker and writer. Throughout this period, it has been seen by an audience of more than 340.000 people in six different countries, experiencing approximately 55 cities, totaling more than 360 presentations.
The Company has a varied repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary. In 2013, its brand of innovation and tradition continues with six new premieres. Highlights for Peekaboo, unique piece created by the renowned German choreographer Marco Goecke, the first stage of a great classic - Romeo and Juliet - and the second edition of the Workshop of Brazilian Choreographers with works by Luiz Fernando Bongiovanni (Utopia ou o Lugar que não Existe) and Ana Vitoria Freire. It is also included the restages of Por Vos Muero, by Nacho Duato and Petite Mort, by Jirí Kylián.
Dance has many stories and to reveal some of them the Company created the documentary series Figuras da Dança which brings you the art told by those who lived it. The series has already 21 episodes: Ady Addor, Ismael Guiser (1927-2008), Ivonice Satie (1950- 2008), Marilena Ansaldi, Penha de Souza, Antonio Carlos Cardoso, Hulda Bittencourt, Luis Arrieta, Ruth Rachou, Tatiana Leskova, Angel Vianna, Carlos Moraes, Márcia Haydée, Décio Otero, Sônia Mota, Célia Gouvêa, Ana Botafogo, Ismael Ivo, Lia Robatto, Marilene Martins e Edson Claro. Yet this year we will know the path of four more characters: Cecília Kerche, J.C Violla, Eva Schul and Hugo Travers.
The Educational Programs and Audience Formation for Dance are also strong strands that come along with the Company. Each city where we present we find people who appreciate and practice the art of dance.
In the Lecture for Educators, we have the opportunity to dialogue on the sidelines of the art, in Dance Workshops, an encounter with dance students and the SPCD teachers; in the Open Performance for Students the proposal is to see, hear and understand the world of dance. Dance Network. A dancing encyclopedia available online on the Company website, the idea is to map the dance of each city we have been to.
The Company is a meeting place of distinct artists – such as choreographers, light designers, photographers, guest lecturers, restagers, writers, artists, cartoonists, musicians, costume designers and
others - so that we can think of a Brazilian project on dance.