On the Spot

  • ELEGANCE AND LOTS OF ENERGY

    Dietholf Zerweck, Ludwigsburg Kreiszeitung / Germany
    March, 2017

    The Company, created almost 10 years ago by the State Secretariat of Culture of the Government of the State of São Paulo, exhibits and its charisma and originality in Ludwigsburg, enchanting everyone with its choreography.


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  • HIGH SPEED TIP DANCE

    Natacha Olbrich, Allgemeine Zeitung / Germany
    March, 2017

    Indeed, the 14 dancers and dancers of the São Paulo Dace Company are unbeatable in terms of energy, temperament and passion. This is due to its Latin American origin, or the gift of the artistic director, Inês Bogéa, to choose her group […] or perhaps it is the combination of both. But, also, it is necessary to praise the three choreographers present this evening, who extracted the best of these dancers. […] The highlight of the night is the third and last choreography, this time created by a Spaniard: Nacho Duato presents his work Gnawa to the auditorium in Mainz. […] The movements of the dancers are smooth, harmonious and fluent, the choreography and the scenery have very pleasant characteristics – the thirty minutes of duration of the play fly by. Again: endless applause, the audience stood up, asked for an encore, and the festival director was very pleased, as he kept his promise.


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  • VARIED REPERTOIRE WITH A LOT OF EXPRESSION

    Von Robin Daniel, Stadt Ludwingsburg / Germany
    March, 2017

    Creative dance, fast and slow changes, sometimes sober movements, in addition to ballroom dancing. Some elements that stand out are: the mix of repertoires of São Paulo Dace Company Dança, created in 2008, mixes neoclassical techniques and new creations by South American choreographers. A warm combination, and at the same time with a very particular identity. Another characteristic of these young people, members of this internationally known dance group, coming from the largest metropolis in the world: there are no stars or stars. […] In The Seasons, a creation signed by Canadian Édouard Lock […] the dance, the music, the scenery and the projection of light, immediately fascinate viewers. Dancers move quickly in
    intense breathtaking movements, in an extremely dynamic vocabulary.


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  • THE SEASONS / GNAWA

    Mairie Du 8 / Lyon
    April, 2016

    For the first time in Lyon, the brazilian São Paulo Dance Company devours the stage with a charming and fascinating program. The prestigious São Paulo Dace Company has a rich repertoire of works by great personalities from the world of dance, some of them created especially for the company. In their first performance in Lyon, the dancers sublimely interrogate the history and codes of classical dance in their program. […] In both choreographies, the dancers show impressive technical qualities in the service of real artistic sensitivity.


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  • BRAZIL ON THE MOVE

    Evelyn Klöti, Der Landbote / Switzerland
    April, 2016

    Brazil is on the move – and how! The proof is the São Paulo Dance Company and its performance during the Steps Festival at the Winterthur theater.
    The colorful Brazilian night ends with Gnawa (2005), a prominent work by the Spanish Nacho Duato, to strong applause. […] Transe under control for the 14 dancers to present virtuosity in contemporary dance with immense and indispensable classical technique, immersed in candlelight.


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  • A MILLIMETER OF SPELL

    Florence Luy, La Gruyère / Switzerland
    April, 2016

    […] For the first time in Switzerland to participate in the Steps Dance Festival, the São Paulo Dance Company will leave, without a doubt, a memory that will remain for a long time in the minds of those who saw his show. Founded in 2008, it is already among the major dance companies in Latin America, with a high level of worldwide recognition. […] The dancers of the São Paulo Dace Company prove that they can make a show that is an explosion […]


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  • THE ELECTRICITY OF BRAZILIAN DANCE

    David S. Tran, Le Progres / France
    April, 2017

    […] The interpreters are, in fact, formidable past a strong classical technique and a form of oriental trance [in dance] […]


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  • SEASONS AND GNAWA, TWO EXCEPTIONAL WORKS DANCED BY SÃO PAULO DANCE COMPANY, ENCHANT THE MAISON DE LA DANSE IN LYON

    Odile Morain, Culture Box / France
    April, 2016

    […] São Paulo Dance Company symbolizes the strength and sensuality of Brazil and transmits them in a stunning and wonderful way. At the end of the show, the audience gave the Brazilian dancers a standing ovation. Since its creation in 2008, the São Paulo Dace Company has been masterfully directed by the dancer, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, Inês Bogéa. In less than a decade, he produced about 40 works, including 20 original creations. The diversity of its repertoire combined with the virtuosity of its dancers contributes to the company's success.


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  • THREE EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHS FOR SÃO PAULO DANCING COMPANY

    Sophie Jama, Le Huffington Post / Canada
    April, 2016

    […] For the first time in Montreal, the São Paulo Dance Company, directed by Inês Bogéa, offers for three nights only a triple program of the highest quality. The company created eight years ago proves how classical training, with everything that includes the peaks, benefits the virtuosity required in the contemporary works of great choreographers.


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  • SÃO PAULO DANCE COMPANY: EXTREMELY STRONG DANCERS DO JUSTICE TO ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS!

    Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle / Canada
    April, 2016

    A beautiful night that gave the dancers of São Paulo Dance Company a chance to show us the excellence of their work. It was a beautiful discovery. They back? Hopefully.


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  • DANSE DANSE BRINGS BRAZILIANS (AND THE RETURN OF ÉDUARD LOCK)

    Rebecca Galloway, Back Track / Canada
    April, 2016

    […] Montreal was the final stop on a world tour that took the young Brazilian company to Europe. […] The dancers were adorable – great technique, beautiful bodies, totally engaged. […] The third and last part was, for me, the highlight of the night, when we see the real powers of this agile and dynamic company appear. Gacho, by Nacho Duato, was impeccable, a great way to show the extension and strength of the dancers, and a joy
    to watch from beginning to end. Gnawa uses the four basic elements – water, earth, fire and air – to unzip the relationship between humans and the universe. Was the lighting warm, the partnership fresh and the final ovation? Priceless!


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  • WATER, COLORS, LIGHT AND SPARKLING ATMOSPHERES

    Jan Sting, Leverkusen er Anzeiger / Germany
    April, 2015

    The most acclaimed dance group in Brazil, São Paulo Companhia de Dança, excited the Forum Leverkusen. There were brilliant choreographies that the Company presented to enthusiastic audiences of all ages – there was also a professional audience in the great hall. After all, Bayer Kultur had invited the most renowned Brazilian Contemporary Company, which has existed for only 7 years.


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  • A HIGH MUSICALITY DANCE GROUP

    H.D Terschüren, Bonner Rundschau / Germany
    February, 2015

    It was a symphony of the body the presentation of São Paulo Dance Company on the stage of Bonn Opera. The group is inspired and endowed with great musicality. Those who underestimate the company of São Paulo are mistaken due to their short existence, thinking that for this reason they would lack internationality. On the contrary, its direct connection with world dance is even one of its greatest assets.


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  • FROM THE HIDE GAME TO THE TRANSE RITUAL

    Monika Klein, Rheinische Post / Germany
    February, 2015

    Three dance plays showed three very different facets of an exquisite and still young dance group. The São Paulo Dance Company , founded in 2008, was the guest of Bavarian Culture this week, being enthusiastically acclaimed by the audience in the fully crowded venue. However, the final play, followed by prolonged applause, was, in comparison to the first part, the one that presented more current choreographies (…). In this new presentation of the choreography In the Middle, William Forsythe’s Sommewhat Elevated from 1987, fascinated , above all, the impeccable use of the
    technique of the nine dancers involved. (…) After this energy boost, he followed the smooth and fluid choreography of Gnawa, by Nacho Duato, who exposed the graceful side of the Brazilian company, which, in fact, quickly reached the top of the Latin American dance scene. […]


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  • HAPPY LEVERKUSEN

    Günter Pick, Tanznetz / Germany
    February, 2015

    This series saw the São Paulo Dance Company, which could also be called the Brazilian NDT. Not only because all of the program’s choreographers also worked for NDT, but because the dancers dance at the same high level. Billy Forsythe did not write his masterpiece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, which the Company showed during its presentation, neither to its Frankfurt dance group nor to NDT, but to the artists of the Paris Opera ballet. However, São Paulo has nothing to be ashamed of and if there was a championship of groups of dancers (God forbid something like that), they could take their place on the podium as a purely Brazilian group.


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  • A DANCE FULL OF CONTRAST

    Claudia Wörner, Suedkurir / Germany
    January, 2015

    The São Paulo Dance Company last Saturday held a high-quality dance night in the crowded room of the Conde de Zeppelin house in Friedrichshafen. The audience thanked him with exclamations of enthusiasm and with endless applause to the Brazilian dancers, who took him to a world of grace, strength, aesthetics and poetry. […] After this night, it is understood why the São Paulo Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Inês Bogéa, won within a very short space of time a special place in the world of international dance.


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  • BRAZILIAN RHYTHM WITHOUT SAMBA

    Christiane Fasching, Trioler Tageszeitung / Austria
    July, 2014

    […] The short presentation of the exceptional Brazilian cast took place in two shows at the Tanzsommer Festival (Sunday and Monday), under the direction of Inês Bogéa, and the company gave an idea of ​​its competences, leaving no emotion out. It showed not only joke and sweetness, but also absolute sensuality. […]


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  • A BRAZILIAN GAME OF EMOTIONS

    L.M., Corriere Dell Alto Adige / Italy
    April, 2014

    Effervescent opening, the 30th edition of the Bolzano Dance Festival [Italy]. Last night, the São Paulo Dance Company, directed by Inês Bogéa, was in Italy for the first time for the official start of the festival. She did not disappoint expectations and left Bolzano a business card of great respect. In the program, three very different choreographies, performed with extraordinary talent and freshness by the dancers of the young and prestigious Brazilian company. […] Finally, the artists practiced a classic of contemporary dance, showing In In Middle, Somshat Elevated, by Forsythe, not only the required technique, but also great personality.


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  • SÃO PAULO DANCE COMPANY: A BALANCE SHEET

    Roland Clauzet, La Danse / France
    February, 2014

    In just five years of existence, São Paulo Companhia de Dança has produced 27 or 29 choreographies, the result of work conducted with wisdom and caution. Just yesterday, she successfully faced Forsythe’s challenger In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, which, in a way being the prototype of the successful integration of classical and contemporary dance, situates the company’s possibilities well. They are just over 40 dancers, but all perfectly able to dedicate themselves with mastery to both expressions. Today, for the first time, the company incorporates a great action ballet in its repertoire, and it is no small feat: Romeo and Juliet with music by Prokofiev. This new production is exemplary. It is due to the young [Italian] choreographer Giovanni Di Palma, who, it seems to me, is little known in France, despite having danced at the Nice Opera, the Dresden Ballet and the Leipzig. […] But, as of now, we must affirm that, besides São Paulo Dance Company, there is probably no one in Brazil that is a better showcase for classical dance and, at the same time, contemporary dance. It will never be too much to affirm the merit worthy of admiration of Inês Bogéa, the director, who guides her troupes with a firm hand and builds a particularly rich and judicious repertoire for them. This brilliant result, obtained in five years, is particularly admirable, coming from this small woman, with such a fragile appearance that we would see her, more easily, dancing the role of Giselle.


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  • SÃO PAULO DANCE COMPANY – PUBLIC SUCCESS

    Gabi Eldor, Haaretz / Israel
    April, 2014

    […] São Paulo Dance Company performs in the dance program at  Hertzliya [in Greater Tel Aviv] […] Beautiful dancers, exceptional technique, renowned music and diverse programming. Audience success. […]


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