Colectivo Glovo was born in 2016 directed by Esther Latorre (Spain) and Hugo Pereira (Portugal), generating a space of creation where both, performers and choreographers, jointly develop their most imaginative facet.
Based in Galicia since 2019, they work on creating the scene for both theaters and unconventional spaces because one of its main objectives as a company is to increase the range dimensions of the dynamics of the body.
Glovo admits his passion for the language of the movement and pursues the research of new stage expressions based on one’s own body with no established limits.
In addition, and parallel to this creative facet, the company seeks to contribute seed to the artistic fabric present in the community, generating spaces for collaboration with other groups and artists seeking the rapprochement between the greatest number of creators, interpreters and restless body-minds.
Since its founding in 2016, Colectivo Glovo has toured different countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy or México, among others. With their first piece M A P A, they have received mentions at dance festivals such as Corto In Danza (Italy), La Espiral Contemporánea (Santander, Spain), as well as the audience award at the festival Sólodos En Danza (Ourense, Spain) and the First Prize at Certamen Coreográfico Internacional de Burgos & Nueva York – Bailando con piedras (Burgos, Spain).
The Company was part of Red Acieloabierto 2020 and since 2018 collaborates with the fashion firm Adolfo Domínguez (National Fashion Design Award 2019).
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, specializing 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 Danza Gerard Collins (Valencia), Moudansa (Valencia), North Dance Company (Portugal), Maduixa Teatre (honored with Max Award to Best Street Show “Mulïer”; Premi Moritz Award to Best Street Premier 2016; Umore Azoka Award 2017 (País Vasco) and Artes Escénicas Valencianas Award from IVC in 2018) or in Centro Coreográfico Galego co-production “E_Migrantas” with Kirenia Martínez as director.
She has been honored too with first prize in Certamen Coreográfico Delmar (Valencia) for the piece “Aliquam”) and winner of Best Contemporary Dance Performer Award in 11º Certamen de danza Gerard Collins.
Since 2016 is the codirector of Colectivo Glovo with Hugo Pereira.
Born and raised in O Porto, Hugo Pereira began his training in the Professional School of Dance of JOBRA, 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); Inês Negrão (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.
At the moment he is currently focused on Colectivo Glovo co-direction, participating in national and international festivals. He worked at several times for Adolfo Domínguez (National Fashion Award 2019) with Esther Latorre.