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Helder Seabra

(1982, V.N.Gaia) He started dancing in 2000 and studied at Ginasiano (Portugal) and P.A.R.T.S. (Belgium). Between 2000 and 2003 he was involved in projects with Pedro Carvalho, Ronit Ziv and Javier de Frutos (Companhia Inst‡vel).

In 2004, he joined Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus for the revival of ÒLes Porteuses de Mauvaises NouvellesÓ and continued on as a member of the company till 2008.

He performed in ÒPUURÓ, ÒSpiegelÓ, ÒMENSKEÓ and the dance film ÒHere AfterÓ.

In 2008 he assisted Vandekeybus in ÒBlackBiistÓ for the Gštteborg Ballet, he co-created the duo ÒFica AquiÓ with Cl‡udio Stellato, collaborated with Ins Cerqueira and Joaquim Carvalho in the video dance ÒMaclaÓ and gave movement/rhythm classes to the Basketball Oporto team. In 2009 he was involved in different projects, both as a creator and as a performer and taught internationally.

He directed ÒIn.TentÓ, created ÒIMAGOÓ for Companhia Inst‡vel, performed in ÒMindscapingÓ, and assisted Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in ÒDunasÓ. In 2010 he co-created and performed with Victor Hugo Pontes the duo ÒRendez-VousÓ. From January 2010, till recently, he was a member of Eastman? Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui company as a performer, choreographic assistant, and tutor for local and international teaching assignments of the company? performer in ÒBABELÓ (by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet,), ÒTeZukAÓ and ÒAnna KareninaÓ, assistant for ÒIT3.0Ó, ÒAutomatonÓ for Pilobolus Dance theater, ÒSiegfriedÓ, ÒGštterdammerungÓ, ÒMilongaÓ, ÒNoeticÓ for Gštteborg DansKompani, and ÒPuz/zleÓ in which he figures also as a performer. In 2013 he assisted Damien Jalet in ÒLes MedusesÓ for the Louvre Museum in Paris.

In parallel he has been developing his own work; he created a new work for ÒCompassÓ for Sadlers Wells; ÒCaressÓ, ÒUnfoldedÓ, ÒNo ManÕs LandÓ, ÒFootPrintÓ ÒConTinuumÓ, ÒPoisoned ArrowÓ, ÒCoup de FoudreÓ, ÒSix of one, (and) Half a Dozen of the OtherÓ, ÒUntrodden GroundsÓ, the choreography for ÒTrouw Met MijÓ the new film by Kadir Balci, and he teaches his class/workshop ÒInnerCoreÓ regularly internationally.

In 2013 he created the dance and production company HelKa Vzw, together with Executive Producer, Karen Feys to support his own artistic work as a choreographer and performer. In November 2014 the first full-length company production ÒWhen The Birds Fly Low The Wind Will BlowÓ premiered at de Warande, Turnhout and has a significant tour in 2015-2016.