In The Darkness of the Theater I Take off my Shoes

Cláudia Varejão

Documentary / HD / 104’ / 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

    Best Documentary - Inshadow Festival '17

    • Cinéma du Réel, França '16
    • Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan '16
    • OUFF - Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense, Spain '16
    • Festival do Rio - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil '16
    • Journées internationales du film sur l'Art – Musée du Louvre, France '16
    • Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, USA '17
    • EDOC Encuentros del Otro Cine - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, Ecuador '17
    • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short Films, Egypt '17
    • Inshadow Festival, Portugal '17
    • Centro Cultural - Município do Cartaxo, Portugal'18
    • Cineclube de Torres Novas, Portugal'19
    • Family Film Project, Portugal'19
    • Jumping Frame International Video Dance Festival, China'20
    • Ar Livre [idanha-a-velha]
    • Casa das Artes [famalicão]
    • Centro Cultural Raiano [idanha-a-velha]
    • Centro Cultural do Cartaxo
    • Centro Cultural e de Congressos [angra do heroísmo]
    • Centro Cultural e de Congressos [caldas da rainha]
    • Centro Cultural Gil Vicente [sardoal]
    • Centro de Artes [sines]
    • Centro de Artes [portalegre]
    • Centro Cultural de Chaves
    • Centro Cultural Vila Flor [guimarães]
    • Cineteatro Avenida [castelo branco]
    • Cineclube de Torres Novas
    • Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery [matosinhos]
    • Centro Cultural de Lagos
    • Centro Cultural António Aleixo [vila real de santo antónio]
    • Fórum Municipal Luísa Todi [setúbal]
    • Fórum Romeu Correia [almada]
    • Pax Júlia Teatro Municipal [beja]
    • Teatro Aveirense [aveiro]
    • Teatro das Figuras [faro]
    • Teatro Garcia de Resende [évora]
    • Teatro Micaelense [açores]
    • Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras
    • Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias [madeira]
    • Teatro Municipal [portimão]
    • Teatro Ribeiro Conceição [lamego]
    • Teatro Municipal [vila real]
    • Teatro Virgínia [torres novas]
    • Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda [viana de castelo]
    • Teatro Municipal [guarda]