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Dinis Machado

Whilst in Residence at Metal Denis will be working on a project called Barco Dance Collection. Barco Dance Collection is a project where Dinis invites other choreographers, to choreograph a short solo (10 to 15 min) for him as a dancer.


It is a collection of dances rather then a collection of dance performances (in the interdisciplinary sense of a stage performance where the light, the sound, the set and the costumes build something together). The proposal for the choreographers is to think that the space where this dance happens is not the room where we are in but within the body itself. This is a collection of dances where dance is looked and worked on as something autonomous.


During his time here at Metal he will work with choreographers Vicky Malin and Lucy Suggate to create two works for the collection.



About Dinis Machado (SE/PT)

With an education on Dance and Visual Arts, his works develop usually from the crossing point of this two areas: were the concrete gesture of plastic construction is reclaimed and worked as choreographic material.

Born in Porto in 1987. Is based in Stockholm since 2012.

Works as a performer and choreographer since 2007.

Finished the MA in Coreography at DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies. Finished the Independent Studies in Visual Arts at Maumaus (Lisbon). Has a BA in Theatre by ESTC (Lisbon). Studied classical and modern dance at Balleteatro (Porto).

In 2013 received the life Long Burning (Jardin D’Europe) Swedish co-production by CullbergBallet for his project Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen. The work was one of the nominated for the Pris Jardin D’Europe at ImPulsTanz 2014.

Was part of research residencies like Mugatxoan (Serralves Museum/Arteleku), Encontros Rumo mediated by Vera Mantero, and AWaRE at Festival Alkantara 2014 mediated by Sofa Dias and Vitor Roriz.

His work has been presented in Austria, Croatia, Uruguay, France, Sweden, Germany, England and Portugal in contexts as ImpulsTanz, MDT, Weld, Dance 4, Chealsea Theatre, Festival de Danza Contemporãnea de Uruguai, Festival Escritas Na Paisagem, Festival Temps D’images, ZDB/Negocio, Edifício, Plataforma HR, among others.

Worked as performer with DD Dorvillier, Michael Kliën, Trischa Brown Dance Company, among others.

Is an associated artist of Weld (Stockholm/SE) and Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (Porto/PT)