International Solo Festival

História da Dança e Psicologia dos Intérpretes e Criadores em 5 minutos

Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala Principal (Main Room)


"História da Dança e Psicologia dos Intérpretes e Criadores em 5 minutos" uses an eclectic vocabulary, between choreography and stand-up comedy, a dance-theater piece where the most varied dramas associated with the stage professions will be portrayed, in a satirical way, in a tone of conversation, of class and mainly of venting.

The interpreter/creator represents and presents, in scenes lasting approximately five minutes, different topics related to the performing arts, especially in the world of dance. These scenes, in the format of fragmented sketches and short narratives, present in an entertaining way not only the different styles of dance, but also certain problems that the creators and performers face on stage.

The thematic contents of the piece are explored through physical language and the word, in a playful and ironic way, where the spectator is constantly surprised.


Andrea Gabilondo was born in Mexico City. She graduated in classical and contemporary dance at the Mexican Dance Academy. She obtained a two-year scholarship at the Vaganova School in Leningrad. She holds a degree and a master's degree in choreography from Tilburg (Fontys) University in the Netherlands. In Mexico and Germany she participated in several theater courses such as with the Roy Hart Theater and Butoh dance with Key Takei. In Mexico she worked mainly with the Compañía Nacional de Danza. She formed her own contemporary dance company Andamio, where she acted as choreographer/performer, touring for three years throughout Mexico. In Portugal, she worked for three years in the Lisbon Dance Company, under the direction of Rui Horta. In 1988, she joined Reinhild Hoffmann's Dance Theater Company in Bochum, Germany, where she remained for seven years touring New York and several European countries. Back in Portugal, she has created 45 performances for La Marmita and other dance and theater groups, as well as being invited to work in Mexico in the creation of various productions. From 2005 to 2015, she directed the space La Marmita, an alternative theater with a strong programming. She was a teacher of Contemporary Dance and Dramatic Expression at Escola de Dança Ginasiano in Porto, as well as a guest teacher in various venues in Mexico, Sweden and Portugal. Currently she divides her work between Portugal and Mexico.

Artistic and technical sheet

Conception, choreography, interpretation and everything else Andrea Gabilondo
Assistant of everything Pedro Carvalho
Costumes (only the pretty ones) Anna Blackburn
Production La Marmita

Duration ≈ 50 minutes ● > 6

© Photo Blanca Charolet

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