Guillem Mont de Palol
I graduated from the School for New Dance Development (Amsterdam) in 2006. Since then I have been working actively in the international dance and performance scene. Since 2008 I collaborate with Jorge Dutor, set designer and performer. Together we have created ‘UUUHHH, Yo fui un hombre lobo adolescente inventando horrores’ (2009) and ‘Y porqué John Cage? (2011)’, ‘#Losmicrófonos’ (2013), ‘Grand Applause’ (2016). ‘Lo pequeño’ and ‘Lo mínimo’ (2019) has been our first collaboration with the artist Cris Blanco. I have also worked for other choreographers such as Xavier Le Roy, Mette Ingvartsen, Frederic Gies, Vincent Dunoyer and Andrea Bozic.
Miguel Pereira
Attended The National Conservatory Dance School and the Higher School of Dance (ESD), in Lisbon. Received a scholarship from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture to continue his studies in Paris (Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse) and in New York.
As a performer he worked with, among others, Filipa Francisco, Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero. He was part of the theatre play and film “António um rapaz de Lisboa” by Jorge Silva Melo, worked with Jerôme Bel in the piece “Shirtologia/Miguel” in 1997, and as a performer in “Les Inconsolés” by Alain Buffard, in the remake of 2017.
Of his choreographic work special mention goes to: the esteemed work “Antonio Miguel” for which he received the Revelation Prize José Ribeiro da Fonte/Ministry of Culture and an honour for the prize of Acarte/Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão (2000), “Notes for an invisible show” (2001), the performance that is only announced by date and place (2002), “Corpo de Baile” (2005), “Karima meets Lisboa meets Miguel meets Cairo” a collaboration with the Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour (2006), “Doo” (2008), “Antonio & Miguel” (2010) a collaboration with Antonio Tagliarini, “Op. 49” (2012), “WILDE” (2013) a collaboration with Jorge Andrade/mala voadora, “Repertoire for chairs, costumes, and extras” (2015) for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte and “Piece for business” and “Happy piece” (2017).
In 2003, 2007 and 2014 Miguel created for the repertoire of Transitions Dance Company/Laban Centre the pieces “Transitions”, “Transitions II” and “Transitions III” that integrated the nacional and international tour of the company (2003/2004, 2007/2008 and 2014/2015).
His work has been presented across Europe and Brazil, Uruguay and Chile and is regularly invited to teach in composition labs and workshops in Portugal and abroad.

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After the first ‘Cruzados’ of La Poderosa, a meeting, experimentation and crossing project between artists that inhabit different territories, we have decided to cross again. With the germ that came out a year ago in La Poderosa, now we continue with ‘Los falsos amigos’ (The False Friends).

‘Los falsos amigos’ is a meeting point for two artists from neighboring countries, Spain and Portugal, and their languages, Spanish and Portuguese: the similarities, differences, points in common, linguistic mismatches and misunderstandings that this encounter can activate are the focus of the work.

A false friend is a word that two different languages share but that has a different meaning in each of them. In Portuguese pregnant means embarrassed while in Spanish it refers to the woman who will give birth. Confusing these words can lead to embarrassing situations.

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Creation and performance: Miguel Pereira and Guillem Mont de Palol

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