Frontiers of the memory

Frontiers of the memory was filmed during the pandemic against the backdrop of a massive deserted city (Sāo Paulo, Brazil). Dancers, some using wheelchairs, some visually impaired are discovered playing and subverting the idea of isolation, each one breaking their border and expanding into the world of imagination. They create encounters with the city and the other through movement and poetry. Items used in the dance include wheelchair wheels, shoes, dark goggles and water. It is a slow and stately piece of power and beauty.

  • Fernanda Amaral
    Edition: Fellipe Oliveira and Rafael Petri
  • Fernanda Amaral
    Consultoria Audiovisual: Fellipe Oliveira
  • Produção audiovisual: Intinerante Fimes
    Produção Geral: Movicena Produções
  • Ana Mesquita, Fernanda Amaral, Gabriel Sousa Domingues, Gustav Coubert, Lucineia Felipe dos Santos, Maiara Roquetti e Rafael Barbosa
    Key Cast
    Guest: Luana Amaral
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Fronteiras da Memória
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance film, videodance, Dance on screen
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    No Dialogue
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Director Biography - Fernanda Amaral

Fernanda Amaral was born in Brazil, she lived in the UK for 20 years. She has a DanceAbility Teacher Certificate, and has a BEd Honors from Cardiff University. She studied and trained in dance and theatre in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, the USA, France, Holland and the United Kingdom. Her background includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Brazilian Dance, Body Awareness, Dance-Theater, Contact Improvisation, Tai Chi Chuan, Butoh and DanceAbility.
Fernanda received for her work and research many awards and sponsorships including; 2013-Prince Claus Fund for Culture and development; -2009 - Bonnie Bird New Choreographs - Choreographer award for merit of work and others from Wales Arts International (2004, 2005 2006, 2007)
Fernanda performed and taught in: Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival–NY; Jacob’s Pillow, Philadelphia; Yellow Spring Institute Pennsylvania; Alverno College in Milwaukee; Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis; Marato del Espetacle in Barcelona; Huzur Vadisi in Turkey; The Place in London; WOMAD Festival in Spain – Canary Islands, Prague, England, Ireland and Scotland, among others. She founded PATUÁ DANCE in 1993 in Wales in U.K, in 2005, she founded PATUÁ DANCEABILITY working with adults and children with mixed abilities and in 2010, and she created in Brazil DANÇA SEM FRONTEIRAS - DANCE WITHOUT BORDERS.

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Director Statement

DANCE WITHOUT FRONTIERS was created in 2010, in São Paulo, when I returned to Brazil, after living in Europe for twenty years. As the name of the company suggests it has as its main aim the creation of opportunities for all to experience dance as a source of freedom of expression through the body that has no frontiers. The company brings together disabled and non-disabled dancers from different ages, ethnic and professional backgrounds. The company incorporates different art forms to promote and make visible the dance that comes from a diverse group of performers.