Created in January 2008 by the Government of the State of Sao Paulo, the São Paulo Companhia de Dança (SPCD) is directed by Inês Bogéa, doctor of art, dancer, documentalist and writer.
During this period, his works have been seen by 600 thousand people in 16 countries, such as Argentina, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel and Switzerland, in approximately 110 cities offering more than 763 performances.
SPCD has a versatile repertoire that goes from classic to contemporary. It is recognized by specialized critics as one of the most important dance companies in Latin America. Since its founding it has produced 58 choreographies, of which 34 have been created by great international and Brazilian choreographers such as: Edouard Lock, Richard Siegal, Marco Goecke, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Henrique Rodovalho and Jomar Mesquita and 24 reruns of the works of Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, among others.
The company seeks to awaken the curiosity and perception of the public towards the world of dance. Their programs show the variety of their repertoire, as well as the passion, energy and joy of the Brazilian dancers, who have a great ability to interpret different dance genres with a particular accent.
SPCD has Public Education and Training Programs that include conferences with teachers, where they talk about what happens behind the scenes, and dance workshops. They also offer functions to students and retirees and developed Dança em Rede (Dance Network), an online encyclopedia that is located on the company’s website along with some 34 documentaries on the history of dance in Brazil.
In only 10 years of existence, the company has received recognition for its work inside and outside of Brazil. The newspaper Folha de São Paulo and the magazine Veja distinguished, in the category of Best Interpretation, the works Bachiana nº 1 (2012), by Rodrigo Pederneiras; Romeo and Juliet (2013) with Giovanni Di Palma; The Seasons (2014), by Édouard Lock; Indigo Rose (2015), by Jirí Kylián; Ngali (2016), by Jomar Mesquita, and the Second Act of the Lake of the Swans (2017), by Mario Galizzi.
In 2017, SPCD was awarded with the 2016/2017 Gütesiegel award for Best Performance of the Year and Best Dance Company, according to the vote of the public Gutersloh (Germany).
She has also been nominated in 2017 for the Best Dance Performance by Nicole Strecker, from Cologne, in the German magazine TANZ MAGAZINE.
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: Hassan Hakmoun, Adam Rudolph, Juan Alberto Arteche, Javier Paxariño, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Velez, Kusur and Sarkissian
Repositories: Hilde Koch and Tony Fabre (1964-2013)
Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel
Costume design: Luis Devota and Modesto Lomba
Suite for two pianos
Choreography: Uwe Scholz
Repositor: Giovanni Di Palma
Music: Suite for Two Pianos Opus 17 , by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Lighting design: André Boll
Costume creation: KM 36 Confecções – Cris Driscoll
Melhor Single Day
Choreography: Henrique Rodovalho
Lighting design: Henrique Rodovalho
Costume design: Cássio Brasil
Dancers of São Paulo Companhia de Dança
Aline Campos, Ammanda Rosa, Ana Paula Camargo, Ana Roberta Teixeira, Anderson Lima, Andre Grippi, Andressa Ribeiro, Artemis Bastos, Beatriz Hack, Bruno Veloso, Daniel Reca, Diego de Paula, Gabriela Miranda, Geivison Moreira, Igor Renato, Joca Antunes, Larissa dos Santos, Leony Boni, Letícia Martins, Luca Seixas, Lucas Axel, Lucas Valente, Luciana Davi, Lúcio Kalbusch, Luiza Del Rio, Luiza Yuk, Michelle Molina, Morgana Cappellari, Nielson Souza, Pablo Lozano, Pamela Valim, Raphael Panta, Renata Alencar, Rene Sato, Renee Weinstrof, Roberta Bussoni, Rodolfo Saraiva, Thamiris Prata, Vinícius Vieira and Yoshi Suzuki
Luca Baldovino and Joseph Aquino Galba
Giovanni Di Palma