Catarina Barbosa

Catarina Barbosa

Catarina Barbosa photographie danseCatarina Barbosa comes from a small town in Portugal, Póvoa de Varzim. She started dancing at the age of 5 in the amateur school Academia Gimnoarte. Then, she decided to improve at the National Conservatory of Portugal in Lisbon, which she joined in 2009 for a period of two years. During these two years, Catarina interprets different roles of the classical repertoire. It is abroad that she finishes her professional training course, at the Ballet Junior of Geneva, until 2014.
During this formation, she evolves in a more contemporary way, in pieces such as: Aspects of love / La fureur d’aimer / The top of my head is not the top of the world / Black cold burns by Stjin Celis (BE), Flabbergast by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (ES), Bolero / Mozart by Thierry Malandain (FR), Kiokou by Ken Ossola (CH), Documento by Guilherme Botelho (BR), Merry go round of Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon (FR), Double deux by Gilles Jobin (CH), Song Etum by Idan Sharabi (IL), Largo by Lucinda Childs (US) …

During her last year with the Ballet Junior, Catarina also joined the Gilles Jobin Company (CH) and take part of Quantum’s creation in July 2013, which has an international tour. 
In 2015, she worked with the choreographer Benvindo da Fonseca (PT).

Based in Luxembourg since 2016, she collaborates with the following choreographers: Bernard Baumgarten (LU ), Saeed Hani (SY), Sarah Baltzinger (FR), Sandy Flinto & Pierrick Grobéty (LU/CH), Léa Tirabasso (FR), Giovanni Zazzera (LU).

With Baptiste Hilbert (LU), she is the co-founder of the Luxembourgish dance company AWA As We Are, where she signs her first creation, As you want, within the framework of the « Emergences » program, organized by the TROIS CL in April 2016. The following year, she performed in the solo With my eyes choreographed by Baptiste Hilbert for the same program.

In 2018 they created the “Plate forme AWA”, an entire weekend dedicated to dance, with The Kinneksbond, Mamer Cultural Center, the TROIS C-L – Luxembourg Choreographic Center, the National Dance Confederation of Luxembourg and the Camões Portuguese Institut.

In 2019 Catarina worked with Léa Tirabasso for the piece “The Ephemeral life of an octopus” that is still touring. She worked as well with Giovanni Zazzera in his new creation “Until you fall”. 

The next step for Catarina and Baptiste company is the creation of “Shoot the Cameraman”, their first long length piece with two dancers and two cameramans on stage.

All coming dates HERE

More information :

24 FPS (2019)
Plate-forme AWA (2018)
With my eyes (2017)
As you want (2016)
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