A History of Dance
CISNE NEGRO DANCE COMPANY
One of the most important contemporary dance companies in Brazil, Cisne Negro Dance Company combines originality and tradition. The Company mirrors its home town - São Paulo: cosmopolitan, urban and a magnet for its many races and cultures. The company’s style explores and integrates diverse elements into its work. Brazilian black and folk traditions meet the contemporary atmosphere of a megalopolis.
The Cisne Negro Dance company, formed in 1977 by Hulda Bittencourt, numbers among the pioneering and most important dance companies in Brazil. Among its outstanding features are the diversity and innovation constantly displayed throughout its 42 years of existence.
Some striking data of its trajectory:
- It has performed before an audience of more than 2.5 million people;
- In 17 different countries;
- In more than 400 cities;
- A total of around 4.000 presentations.
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The Company’s repertoire has always been strongly influenced by contemporary dance and it has worked together with a variety of choreographers of varying styles and backgrounds. It has always encouraged and supported young Brazilian choreographers and has welcomed a number of international talents, including many whose work was hitherto unknown to the Brazilian public. These guest choreographers include Vasco Wellenkamp (Portugal), Gigi Caciuleanu, Patrick Delcroix (France), Mark Baldwin (United Kingdom), Ana Maria Mondini, Dany Bittencourt, Denise Namura, Tíndaro Silvano, Mário Nascimento, Rui Moreira and Antônio Gomes (Brazil), Pieter de Ruiter and Eva Villanueva (the Netherlands), Júlio Lopes and Luis Arrieta (Argentina), Michael Bugdahn (Germany), Victor Navarro (Spain), Barak Marshall and Izik Galili (Israel).among a number of others.
ARGENTINA – 2010, 2009, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991 – Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Córdoba, Corrientes, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Posadas, Endurance, Rosario, Salta, San Juan, Santa Fe, Tandil, Terms of Rio Hondo, Tres Arroyos, Tucuman
CANADA – 1992 – Quebec City, Ottawa
CHILE – 2000, 2006, 2008 – Temuco, Santiago
CHINA – 2013–Beijing – 2017- Xiamen – Brics Arts Festival
COLOMBIA – 2012- Bogotá
CUBA – 2006 – Havana, Cien Fuegos
ENGLAND – 1998, 1986 – Brighton, London
GERMANY – 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2000, 1998- Wonfelbütel, Schweinfurt, Fellbach, Bad Kissingen, Bielefield, Bonn, Coesfeld, Gütersloh, Hagen, Leverkusen, Lufwigshafen, Offenburg, Saarlouis, Scwinfurt, Siegen, Viersen, Villingen, Wiesbaden Worms
MOZAMBIQUE – 2004 – Maputo
PARAGUAY – 2004 – Asunción
RUMANIA – 2014 – Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu
SCOTLAND – 1986 – Aberdeen
SPAIN – 1985 – Osuna, Estepa, Sevilla, Dos Hermanos
SOUTH AFRICA– 2004- Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town
THAILAND – 2010 –Bangkok
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – 2011, 2005, 2001, 1998,1988 – Aspen, Miami, New York
URUGUAY – 2010, 2009, 2007, 1998,1994, 1992 – Montevideo
CISNE NEGRO DANCE COMPANY
Artistic Director: Hulda Bittencourt and Dany Bittencourt
Rehearsals Director: Dany Bittencourt
Directors: Hulda Bittencourt, Maria Luiza Crivelaro, Alison Steel
Rehearsals Assistant: Patrícia Alquezar
Guest Ballet Masters / Mistresses:. Alex Soares, Armando Duarte, Boris Storokov, Christian Camus, Daniela Severian, Denise Siqueira, Demis Moretti, Felix Valentim, Gisele Santoro, Henrique Lima, Lorena Merlino, Luciana Vigneron, Márcio Rongetti, Mário Nascimento, Mônica Kodatto, Paula D’Ajello, Sara Mazon, Roberto Amorim, Sérgio Marshall, Simone Ferro, Tereza Augusta, Vladimir Condereche.
Dancers: André Santana, César Dias Cirqueira, Felipe Silva, Fernando Souza, Gabriela Evangelista, Isabel Lima, Isabelle Dantas, Júlia Poletto, Larissa Ferreira, Renato Lima, Willian Gásparo.
Pianists: Maria Inês Vasconcellos, Nilza Fernandes
Costumes: Camarim Artigos para Dança – Giselle Bittencourt / Só Dança
Makeup: Chloé Gaya – Jacques Janine
Costume Coordination: Anarita Grigório do Nascimento
Photography: Marcelo Vigneron, Mauro Turzi, Reginaldo Azevedo, Tainâ Sousa Costa, Tomas Kolisch Jr
Technical Manager: Eduardo Ferreira Paes Jr
Controller: Ivana dos Santos
Executive Consulting: Maria Aparecida Fiorentin
International Consulting: Maria Fernanda Safadi, Fernando Bittencourt Hersan
Administrative and Production Assistant: Raquel Murano
Doctors: Dr. Afonso Pereira, Dr. João Buarque de Hollanda