Soul of Fado

London

Sensual contemporary dance, soul-bearing Portuguese fado and a flaming gondola are the main ingredients in this fire and dance performance infused with the steamy atmosphere of Lisbon’s Old Quarter.

Best known to contemporary dance audiences for repeatedly winning the Audience Prize in The Place Prize 008 – Dam Van Huynh choreographs Soul of Fado using his distinctive style and signature

About Nuno Silva

Known for his muscular physicality and fine singing, Nuno Silva is an individual artist with a career spanning contemporary dance (Henri Oguike, Luca Silvestrini and Javier de Frutos), classical opera (Mahogany Opera, Cork Opera) and West End musicals (Cabaret, The Light Princess).

“Is there no end to Nuno Silva’s talents? We saw him as an eloquent dancer with Henri Oguike Dance Company, and as the strutting gym Nazi in Protein Dance’s Dear Body he delivered the funniest movement-theatre performance of 2009. In Arthur Pita’s full-length work God’s Garden, Silva reveals himself as a fine singer of fado, the melancholy song-poetry of Portugal.” Luke Jennings, Guardian

Production Credits:

Nuno Silva (Artistic Director); Dam Van Huynh (Choreographer); Abel Arez (Composer); Nuno Silva, Sabbio Janiak, Matt Lackford and Stephanie Dufresne
(Performers).

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Co-commissioned by Without Walls
Winchester Hat Fair
Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival