Maria Silva

Nationality: PT
Current Residency: BE
Generation: 8 | 2006-2010
Last Update: February 4, 2013

Maria Ferreira Silva, born in Lisbon in 1988, started dancing at the age of 5. 

In 1998 she begun her studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon (EDCN) directed by Ana Pereira Caldas and José Luis Vieira. During this 8 year program, she studied Classical, Character, Modern and Portuguese Traditional Dance.

In 2006 she performed with Quorum Ballet, Kismet , a duet choreographed by Daniel Cardoso.

After graduating in 2006 from EDCN, she moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) and consecutively, from 2007 until 2010 the Foundation Caloust Gulbenkian granted her a scholarship for the studies at P.A.R.T.S.

She completed the Research and Training Cycle in 2010 and since then she has been developing her artist path by collaborating with different artist as a freelancer.

Together with Veli Lehtovaara she started a collaboration still back in P.A.R.T.S.. Light as a Feather, Green as an Apple is a duet piece co-created as a graduation work for the P.A.R.T.S. Graduation 2010 Tour. After finishing the studies a new version of the piece has been presented in Theater Malpertuis, (BE 2011,2012), Zodiak - Center for New Dance (FIN, 2012), Spring Dance festival (NL, 2012), Next Festival (BE, 2012), OPEK (BE, 2012), December Dance (BE, 2012), with the support and co-production of Zodiak, Center for New Dance (FIN) and  Theater Malpertuis (BE).

As a dancer/interpreter she has worked for the company Willi Dorner in the project Bodies in Urban spaces in May 2011 in Antwerp and in August 2012 in Hasselt for the festival Theater Op De Markt. 

In April 2012, also as a dancer/ interpreter, she join Daniel Linehan for the creation of Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost, premiered last October at deSingel in Antwerp.

Currently she is touring with Light as a Feather, Green as an Apple and with Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost.

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