Esther Latorre

Hugo Pereira

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Esther's passion for and training in dance and movement began at an early age – as early as 2003 she immersed herself in the world of classical dance, which would carry her into the future with a continuous desire to explore new aspects of scenic art. Galician by birth, she went on to graduate from the Professional School of Dance in Lugo, specialising in contemporary dance and forming part of the first group of contemporary dance professionals in Galicia, as well as completing a postgraduate degree as a teacher of physical education in the same city at the same time.


Since then, she has worked with dance companies such as Jove Companyia de Dansa Gerard Collins (Valencia), Moudansa (Valencia), Companhia de Dança no Norte (Portugal) and Maduixa Teatre, of which she is part currently. One of her projects with this group, “Mulïer”, has recently been honoured with the Premio Max for the Best Street Show.


In 2016 she co-founded the dance collective GLOVO with Hugo Pereira, creating the piece “MAPA”, which went on to win a prize at the solo and duet festival SÓLODOS EN DANZA 2016.


Born and raised in O Porto, Hugo Pereira  began his training in the Professional School of Dance in Aveiro, from which he would graduate in 2015. He has trained with various dance specialists such as: Akram Khan Dance Company; Sagi Gross (Gross Dance Company, The Netherlands); Shirley Esseboom (The Netherlands); Víctor Hugo Pontes (Nome Proprio, Portugal); Bruno Alexandre (Portugal); Carmela García (Otradanza, Spain); Julia Weh (Germany); Romulus Neagu (Portugal).


He was part of the Companhia de Dança no Norte during their production of “Barulhos nossos” in 2015-16 and he has participated in various national and international festivals of the creative arts. He is currently immersed in the development of the dance project GLOVO, of which he is the co-founder with Esther Latorre. Deserving of recognition is his having recently been honoured with a prize at the solo and duet festival SÓLODOS EN DANZA 2016 for the piece “MAPA”, which has further been selected to make up part of the Festival Camp In Encuentro Escénico of San Luís de Potosí, México.

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