In The Darkness of the Theather I Take off my Shoes

Cláudia Varejão

Documentary / HD / 103’ / 2016

The National Ballet of Portugal is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since its foundation, it has aimed to present the great classics, as well as to always wel- come contemporary creations. Day-to-day life is demanding for dancers, choreogra- phers, musicians, répétiteurs, seamstresses, light technicians, sound technicians, and other elements of a large staff that make it possible for dance to travel through the rehearsal rooms and linger in the hallways before making it onto the stage. This film fol- lows not only the company’s creations and premieres, but mainly each dancer’s silent and structural work.

Photography Cláudia Varejão Sound Adriana Bolito Editing Francisco Moreira e Cláudia Varejão Sound editor and mixer Hugo Leitão Color correction Paulo Américo Production João Matos Production coordinator Bárbara Valentina e Celeste Alves Post-production coordinator Marta Lemos Executive producer Susana Nobre Distribution Pedro Peralta Design Ilhas

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