Marina Nabais Dança, cultural association (MND) started in December 2013, with the main focus on research, creation and dissemination of performances in the field of Contemporary Movement, as well as the promotion of pedagogical projects, in a logic of collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
In search of a certain understanding and relation with the world, the association finds its roots on the body in permanent transformation, where the movement is in constant metamorphosis, always connected with the present moment.
The main matters of this on going search are the awareness and perception of the body as well as its potentialities of movement, the relation with a proper measure of effort and the stimulation of the imaginary and creativity.
MND connects with all life stages, where each phase of individual and collective human development has something very precious to contribute.
In 2023, Marina Nabais Dança is a structure supported by Almada City Council and Lisbon City Council.
Marina Nabais was born in Luanda and lived in Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. She currently lives in Lisbon where she develops her artistic and pedagogic work.
PhD student in Performing Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon. Master in Performing Arts – Movement Theatre, from Lisbon Theatre and Film School (2011/2013). Bachelor in Choreography from Higher School of Dance of Lisbon (1992/1995), and Postgraduate from School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1995/1997). Dance Course for Communities from Forum Dança, Lisbon (2006).
In 2003, she founded a menina dos meus olhos cultural association, and developed several projects of dance/theatre at this association in collaboration with other artists until 2013.
In 2013, Marina Nabais Dança cultural association was born, in which Marina Nabais develops her artistic work in her own name alongside several collaborators from other artistic areas and partnerships with various institutions. As a choreographer she points out the following plays: INSIDEOUT (2008), TROUGH THE RIVER (2011), NOTOCHORD (2012), THE WEIGHT OF A SEED (2013), SEDIELA, DANÇARIUM, MYOCARDIUM (2014), OF SILK (2015), BODY-MAP-BOOK (2016), IN THE ABSENSE OF MY BODY (2017), NO, VAGAR (2018), IN WHITE AND SUSPENDED (2019), PROJECT SILENCE (2020), LITTLE POEMS OUTSIDE (2022) and ENTROPY (2022).
As a perfomer, she has been worked with various institutions and artists, like Companhia de Dança Almada, António Tavares, Nigel Charnock, Peter Michael-Dietz, Teatro “O Bando”, Luís Castro, Lúcia Sigalho, Aldara Bizarro, and others.
She also develops a pedagogical work of dance training for professionals and non-professionals covering different age groups and diverse audiences, with institutions like Companhia de Dança de Almada, Culturgest, AMDA, Lugar Presente, Teatro Universitário do Minho, Fórum Dança, O Teatrão, Teatro Maria Matos, Museu do Douro, Teatro Viriato, ArtemRede and Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa.
Alban Hall, André Ferreira, Ângela Ribeiro, Bari Kim, Carla Ribeiro, Catarina Alfaia, Catarina Vieira, Clara Bevilaqua, Eduarda Lima, Elena Castilha, Eva Ventura Ângelo, Gonçalo Alegria, Guilherme Calegari, Inês Galvão Teles, Isabel Correia, Isabel Morgado, Joana Durães, Joana Mealha, Joana Pupo, João Moreira, Magnum Soares, Margarida Mestre, Manuel Abrantes, Marina Duarte, Marina Nabais, Miguel Cruz, Namo Joo, Patrícia Rocha, Raquel Cabral, Ricardo Freitas, Rita Lucas Coelho, Sandra Caldeira, Sara Santana, Sara Franqueira, Sara Palácios