Susana Domingos Gaspar (Portugal)




3 June at 2.30pm (Fri) - Schools

4 June at 4pm (Sat) - Families

World Premiere


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Technique: Dance and puppets Language: Portuguese Age guidance: +3 Runs: Approx. 50 min.

As Amigas da Gaspar (The Friends of Gaspar) takes place in a zone of freedom progression. A country within a country, where we stop to think about friendship and where it can still take us. Starting from the dance field and the fascination for puppetry, two dancers and a singer who are not very fixed or very mobile review the possibilities of sustaining and animating their bodies, sweeping the empty space with their voices and speaking in the most touching ways, that they can imagine. Once in a lifetime, a choreography for my daughter and her friends.




Susana Domingos Gaspar (1980, Torres Novas). She graduated in Dance/performance at Escola Superior de Dança (2002), studied Choreography in Gulbenkian’s Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme and Community Dance at Fórum Dança. Postgraduated in Fasciatherapy/Somatology. She has performed in projects by for Madalena Victorino, Ainhoa Vidal and Filipa Francisco, among others, and she also assisted the creator Costanza Givone. Choreographed “Registo” (2005), "Enleio" (2006), " As árvores ligam os pássaros à terra" (2007), " Foi como se o chão a engolisse" and " O Rebusco das castanhas" (2009), " Morro onde me prendo” (2010), “Ostinato Cantabile” (2015), "Lava" e "Ka" (2016), "Catalága" (2017), "Classe do Jaime" (2018) and "Coletivo Habitacional" (2021). She collaborated with Teatro de Montemuro and Amarelo Silvestre, in the theatre domain. She develops pedagogical work since 2002 and did cultural mediation at the Carlos Reis Municipal Museum, between 2015 and 2018. In 2014, she integrated the residency and mentoring program of the Polverigi Festival, in Italy, with Cláudia Dias, Francesca Lattuada and Iris Karayan. She studied with Emannuelle Huynh, in Minde. She developed political, union and associative work. She's an housing ativist and a choir singer. Susana is attending the Somatic Movement Education Program at Body-Mind Centering, in Zaragoza. She is Leonor's mother.



Concept: Susana Domingos Gaspar Performers and co-creation: Francisca Ribeiro, Patrícia Borralho, Susana Domingos Gaspar Rehearsals assistance: Marta Cerqueira Original music: Francisca Ribeiro (chica) Costumes: Axelle Gonçalves, Guilherme Figueiredo Scenography: Raúl Constante Pereira Lighting design: Vera Martins Technician: Júlio Brechó Research support: Caroline Bergeron, Isabel Barros e Teatro de Marionetas do Porto Video recording and teaser: Talita Caselato Photography: Rui Dias Monteiro Project graphic design: Marta Ramírez Cores Executive production: Ana Lobato Production: Associação Mundo em Reboliço Coproduction: FIMFA Lx – Festival Internacional de Marionetas e Formas Animadas, Artemrede, Materiais Diversos Associação Cultural Project sponsored by: República Portuguesa - Ministério da Cultura | Direção-Geral das Artes Support: Fundo de Fomento Cultural Residencies: Estúdios Victor Córdon, Largo Residências, Fábrica da Cultura/23 Milhas - Ílhavo