Soul of Fado

Nuno Silva

Dance, Music/Sound

Sensual contemporary dance, soul-bearing Portuguese fado and a flaming gondola are the main ingredients in this fire and dance performance infused with the steamy atmosphere of Lisbon’s Old Quarter.

Best known to contemporary dance audiences for repeatedly winning the Audience Prize in The Place Prize 008 – Dam Van Huynh choreographs Soul of Fado using his distinctive style and signature.

About Nuno Silva

Known for his muscular physicality and fine singing, Nuno Silva is an individual artist with a career spanning contemporary dance (Henri Oguike, Luca Silvestrini and Javier de Frutos), classical opera (Mahogany Opera, Cork Opera) and West End musicals (Cabaret, The Light Princess).

‘Is there no end to Nuno Silva’s talents? We saw him as an eloquent dancer with Henri Oguike Dance Company, and as the strutting gym Nazi in Protein Dance’s Dear Body he delivered the funniest movement-theatre performance of 2009. In Arthur Pita’s full-length work God’s Garden, Silva reveals himself as a fine singer of fado, the melancholy song-poetry of Portugal.’

Luke Jennings, Guardian

Production Credits:

Artistic Director
Nuno Silva

Dam Van Huynh

Abel Arez,

Nuno Silva, Sabbio Janiak, Matt Lackford and Stephanie Dufresne

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Winchester Hat Fair and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.