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HELDER SEABRA

Helder Seabra

Helder Seabra (1982, V.N.Gaia)  He started dancing in 2000 and studied at Ginasiano (Portugal) and P.A.R.T.S. (Belgium). Between 2000 and 2003 he was involved in projects with Pedro Carvalho, Ronit Ziv and Javier de Frutos (Companhia Instável). In 2004, he joined Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus for the revival of “Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles” and continued on as a member of the company till 2008. He performed in “PUUR”, “Spiegel”, “MENSKE” and the dance film “Here After”. In 2008 he assisted Vandekeybus in “BlackBiist” for the Götteborg Ballet, he co-created the duo “Fica Aqui” with Cláudio Stellato, collaborated with Inês Cerqueira and Joaquim Carvalho in the video dance “Macla” and gave movement/rhythm classes to the Basketball Oporto team. In 2009 he was involved in different projects, both as a creator and as a performer and taught internationally. He directed “In.Tent”, created “IMAGO” for Companhia Instável, performed in “Mindscaping”, and assisted Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in “Dunas”. In 2010 he co-created and performed with Victor Hugo Pontes the duo “Rendez-Vous”. From January 2010, till recently, he was a member of Eastman? Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui company as a performer, choreographic assistant, and tutor for local and international teaching assignments of the company? performer in “BABEL” (by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet,), “TeZukA” and “Anna Karenina”, assistant for “IT3.0”, “Automaton” for Pilobolus Dance theater, “Siegfried”, “Götterdammerung”, “Milonga”, “Noetic” for Götteborg DansKompani, and “Puz/zle” in which he figures also as a performer. In 2013 he assisted Damien Jalet in “Les Meduses” for the Louvre Museum in Paris. In parallel he has been developing his own work; he created a new work for “Compass” for Sadlers Wells; “Caress”, “Unfolded”, “No Man’s Land”, “FootPrint” “ConTinuum”, “Poisoned Arrow”, “Coup de Foudre”, “Six of one, (and) Half a Dozen of the Other”, “Untrodden Grounds”, the choreography for “Trouw Met Mij” the new film by Kadir Balci, and he teaches his class/workshop “InnerCore” regularly internationally. In 2013 he created the dance and production company HelKa Vzw, together with Executive Producer, Karen Feys to support his own artistic work as a choreographer and performer. In November 2014 the first full-length company production “When The Birds Fly Low The Wind Will Blow” premiered at de Warande, Turnhout and has a significant tour in 2015-2016.

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