Dancer, performer and choreographer, Henrique Furtado Vieira (PT/FR) lives and works in Portugal. An engineer in Energy and Environment, he completed his artistic training in several French institutions (INSA Lyon, Extensions – CDC Toulouse, Prototype II and Dialogues III – Royaumont abbey). He has collaborated as a performer with different artists such as Bleuène Madelaine, Eric Languet, Aurélien Richard, Céline Cartillier, Tino Sehgal and Vera Mantero; and has been influenced by his encounters with Sophie Perez and Xavier Boussiron, among others. He is currently working with Aloun Marchal and Chiara Taviani in the creation of performances where styles and genres overlap, and where vocal presence and imagination have a prominent place.
Chiara Taviani (IT/FR) is a dancer and a choreographer. After starting her dance studies at the Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, she trained at the Spid Academy in Milan (IT) and also trained at the Coline Formation centre in Istres (FR), where she met and collaborated with choreographers such as: Emmanuel Gat, Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer, Mathilde Monnier, Georges Appaix, Thieu Niang Thierry, Salia Sania and Seydou Boro, Lisi Estaras (Ballets C de la B).
She has performed with various Italian companies including Balletto Civile Michela Lucenti. In 2011, she founded C&C Company with Carlo Massari, with whom she has created Maria Addolorata, 012, Corpo e Cultura and Tristissimo. In 2014-2015 she completed the Prototype II research and creation program at Royaumont Abbey. She is currently collaborating with Henrique Furtado, Alexandra Grimal (La vapeur au-dessus du riz) and Marion Alzieu (Total Eclipse).