Cristian Duarte em companhia
[São Paulo/Br]

Ó is a choreography directed by Cristian Duarte created in the context of the artistic residency Lote where the choreographer has been developing his research in dance since 2011.

With the interest for minimalism in dance and the sensoriality of movement, this creation manifests the will to establish a tactile dramaturgy through the ceaseless modulation of perception and affection. In an attempt to move away from the tragic hemisphere present in Orpheus's Greek narrative - anchoring reference of this creation - the backward glance, that made him supposedly lose Eurydice, became a device for interrogating time as matter.

It is in the relationship with a way of life that comprises the gesture of looking backwards as a movement of bending, and updating of the experience, that the work bets on sharing with the public the construction of a field of empathy and to establish a dilation of the senses.

A Cristian Duarte em companhia and Lote production.
Choreography and Direction: Cristian Duarte
Cocreation and Coproduction: Aline Bonamin, Bruno Levorin, Cristian Duarte, Felipe Stocco and Tom Monteiro
Dance: Aline Bonamin and Felipe Stocco
Dramaturgy and Choreography Assistance: Bruno Levorin
Music Composition: Tom Monteiro
Light: André Boll
Costumes Concept and Production: Aline Bonamin, Bruno Levorin, Cristian Duarte and Felipe Stocco
Costumes Consultancy: Daniel Lie
Vibration: Rafaële Giovanola
Provocation: Thiago Granato
Photography: Haroldo Saboia
Funded by 17ª Edição do Programa Municipal de Fomento à Dança para a cidade de São Paulo. In cooperation with CocoonDance (Bonn). Coproduced by Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, CocoonDance. Supported by Goethe Institut São Paulo, Casa do Povo, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kunststiftung NRW, Bundesstadt Bonn and Théâtre-ProValais, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande.
Support in 2017-18: Lote#5 and 21ª Edição do Programa Municipal de Fomento à Dança para a cidade de São Paulo.
Production-Difusion Cristian Duarte em companhia: Carolina Goulart


Cristian Duarte em companhia is the research mode of creation and production in dance developed by choreographer Cristian Duarte in the city of São Paulo. Different artists and technical professionals are invited to join a network of collaborators in accordance with the specificity of each project.

Since 2011 it is articulated through the artistic residency Lote - an initiative that seeks to encourage shared working practices and experimentation in dance, and has been a fundamental cosmos for the continuity of Duarte’s choreographic action. Lote is one of the resident organisms at Casa do Povo - a space devoted to non-institutionalized cultural practices that encourages experimentation in contemporary art, offering new forms of thinking about the role of public spaces in the city of São Paulo.


Cristian Duarte is a choreographer, director and dancer who lives and works in São Paulo. His work as a choreographer has been presented in Brazil and internationally. Among them are: Ó (2016), Biomashup (2014), The Hot One Hundred Choreographers (2011), Médelei - Eu Sou Brasileiro (etc) e não existo nunca (2006), Embodied (2003), Pressa (1998). Created Against the Current, Glow (2015) for the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm/Sweden, where he was a guest teacher and choreographer at DOCH - University of Dance and Circus, in 2013 and 2015.

Trained in São Paulo with Estúdio e Cia Nova Dança between 1995 and 2000. Graduated in 2002 from P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, school directed by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels. Co-created the dance research platforms Desaba with Thelma Bonavita and A piece ... together? with Paz Rojo. Since 2011 develops the artistic residency Lote - a context that encourages shared working practices and experimentation in dance, as well as being a fundamental cosmos for the continuity of his choreographic action. His productions have been recognized by leading dance awards in Brazil.