Nuno Silva

After his studies at the National Conservatory of Theatre in Lisbon (ESTC) and at the London Studio Centre, Nuno Silva embraced a free-lance career that continues to bring together Dance, Singing and Theatre. He was part of prestigious companies: Henri Oguike Dance Company, KNDC, Protein Dance and Grange Park Opera. With HODC he was the Assistant Director as well as being a dancer. With Grange Park Opera he sang in the chorus of "Eliogabalo", directed by David Fielding and he danced in "The Cunning Little Vixen" directed by David Alden. Presently Nuno is touring in Arthur Pitas "Gods Garden" where he sings Fado and dances. Touring includes the Royal Opera House in London. Fado is one of Nuno's main passions in life. He is currently putting together "Fado Can Dance", a series of dance duets and solos inspired by Fado music. In 2008 he participated in the Theatre Festival "Curtas" in Lisbon, remounted Henri Oguikes "Frontline" for the National Ballet of Portugal (CNB), gave Musical Theatre Recitals (songs from West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar) and was a Guest Artist at the Belgrade Dance Festival. Before this he directed his own show "M'Àgua" (with 30 local participants selected from percussion and dance workshops) a dance/theatre show about the legends of the Enchanted Moorish Princesses in Algarve; choreographed the closing ceremony of the "II Percussion Festival of the Algarve": "In C" (music by Terry Riley) played live by the group Drumming. He also directed "O Ritmo das Estações", a large-scale Music and Dance Event in V. R. Sto António with live music played by the Algarve Orchestra (Vivaldis "4 Seasons") with over 130 performers. Throughout his career he has taught dance to professionals, students and beginners (in the UK, Israel, Germany, Portugal, China, Syria, Italy, France, amongst other countries).
(from text by Nuno Silva)

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