FERNANDO DUARTE

orn in Lisbon, he began and completed his studies at the Contemporary Dance Academy of Setúbal under the guidance of professors Maria Bessa and António Rodrigues. In 1995/96 he was a trainee dancer at CeDeCe - Companhia de Dança Contemporânea. She has been a member of the National Dance Company since 1996 and has been promoted to Principal Dancer in 2003. She has performed several works in the classical repertoire including "Giselle", "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella" The Nutcracker "," The Lady of the Camellias "," La Sylphide "," Les Sylphides "," Raymonda "," A Midsummer Night's Dream "," Onegin " Balanchine "Apollo", "Serenade", "Who Cares?", "The 4 Temperaments", "Symphony in C" and "Symphony in Three Moves". His contemporary repertoire includes choreographies by Hans Van Manen, Nacho Duato, Paul Lightfoot / Sol Léon, Christopher Wheeldon, Kevin O'Day, William Forsythe, David Fielding, Rui Lopes Graça, Olga Roriz and Vasco Wellenkamp, ​​among many others.

 

From 2005 to 2007, he was part of the Norwegian National Ballet cast expanding his experience and several references in the local press.

 

He was Professor of Technique, Variations and Repertoire of Classical Dance at the Contemporary Dance Academy of Setúbal between 2008 and 2010.

As choreographer he appeared in several companies, of note: "The Crow and the Fox" and "Bread of Brites", both for CeDeCe. For CNB created in 2010 "Cimbalo Obbligato".

 

At the invitation of the Artistic Direction of CNB, he was responsible for the choreographic reconstruction and additional choreography of the new production of "Swan Lake", premiered in February 2013, for the choreography of "Quebra Nut Sowing" in 2014, a new version of " of Fire "in 2015, and" La Bayadère "in 2016.

 

He co - wrote with Solange Melo "Cinderella in toes - The Cinderella told and danced for children" (2008), a unique show in the presentation of classic ballet to the younger audience as well as "Dó, Ré, Mi, Perlimpimpim - A musical trip for babies from 3 months to 3 years ", 2011 on music unpublished by Mario Franco.

 

At CNB he accumulated teacher / essayer functions from 2011 to 2013 and was a Master of Ballet from September 2013 to July 2017.

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