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