Dramaturgical support: Jorge Louraço, Eugénia Brito e André Soares

Jorge Louraço
Jorge Louraço writes and directs plays and occasionally acts. He studied playwriting with Antonio Mercado and Sanchis Sinisterra, among others, and attended the Royal Court Theatre International Residency. A PhD candidate at Universidade de Coimbra, with a FCT scholarship, he teaches dramaturgy at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE, Porto).
Eugénia Brito
(Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, October 1973) Is a teacher, but she experiences various professional areas: theatre, translation, caring, hospitality and agriculture. Now and then, she writes books and signs a blog with texts about current issues, poetry and such trivia.

Author of the novels: Carne Torpe (2002), Fecha a Porta Devagar (2008), Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas (2011) and Não Sabias o Que Levavas Às Costas? (2014)

In 2010 she was awarded the Literary Prize Cidade de Almada, with the novel Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas.

André Soares
I have made a professional career by launching and implementing editorial projects in thematic areas such as: social communication, social networks and political activism. I started my career on the radio, because radio always fascinated me. I moved on to television helping setting up programs on a tv channel in Angola, channel two of the Public Television of Angola and TPA International (Public Television of Angola). I was also responsible for highly popular youth-oriented programs such as the Bounce Angola, dance contest and the Elite Model Look contest responsible for recruiting models in Angola. This program elaborated a mapping of the Kizomba dance movement around the world called Kizomba Nation.

I directed and coordinated the magazine of Fashion and Lifestyle Divo Magazine and worked on the documentary Bangaologia - Science of Style as a researcher, scriptwriter and interviewer.

I had work experiences in several countries like Germany, Macedonia, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola. I am interested in sociology and different cultures and I have acquired many contacts from the projects that I have been implementing.

In the academic field I was enrolled in several universities in Portugal and Germany.

In 2015 I graduated as Master in Anthropology, specialization in Globalization, Migrations and Multiculturalism. My thesis focuses on the practice and diffusion of kizomba throughout the world. I am currently working on my PhD and I’ve been involved in the development of consultancy works in communication and in editorial projects as well as in the production of new formats.