AL13FB - Fernando Belfiore


Fernando Belfiore

“It is the transformation of substance that is my concern in art, rather than the traditional aesthetic understanding of beautiful appearances. If the creativity relates to the transformation, change, and development of substance, then it can be applied to everything in the world, and is no longer restricted to art…” - Joseph Beuys about his work Bathtub (1960)

The new solo of Fernando Belfiore, AL13FB<3 investigates the idea of body-sculpture. Fernando (per)forms an encounter with elements to construct a physical experience, body states and retranslate emotions. While leading his audience through poetic and futuristic worlds, he explores the potential of transformation and let the body unfold new materiality. Belfiore reshapes the environment as an alchemic relation of re-creation and renewal.

Fernando Belfiore (1983 Sao Paolo, Brazil) is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – AHK) in 2011. His graduation work The miserable thing was nominated for the ITs Choreography Awards and awarded at ACT Festival in Spain as best direction in 2012. Fernando is artist in residence at the production house Dansmakers Amsterdam since 2011, where he created his solo You Must, a dramaturgic collaboration with Ivo Dimchev, and .whatdowefinallyshare., which was selected for Aerowaves as priority company 2013.




Choreography and Performance Fernando Belfiore
Dramaturg Katarina Bakatsaki, Bruno Listopad
Sound Design: Steve Martin Snider
Light Design: Tomas Vondracek
Set Design: Nikola Knezevic
Artistic Coach: Suzy Blok
Photography: Jamain Brigitha - Associatives
Production Sanne Wichman
PR Lisette Brouwer, Lisa Reinheimer
Writing support Lisa Reinheimer
In collaboration with ICK Amsterdam, Z Zentrum für Proben und Forschung Frankfurt, Work Space Brussels and Fabrica de Movimentos Porto
Supported by Gemeente Amsterdam,  Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Jonge Makers fonds van Dansmakers




Aerowaves is a network consisting of 33 partners from 17 different countries, aiming to engage new audience with young choreographers and brand new dance. Each year the partners come together for an intensive weekend to select 20 promising choreographers, that are presented during the Spring Forward Festival – Pilsen, April 2016- and who will be presented and made visible by the presenting partners. All votes are gathered and 20 emerging artists are selected from 467 applications, of whom Fernando is one with his solo AL13FB<3. We sincerely congratulate Fernando, who is artist in residence at Dansmakers, with this achievement!

For more info, check out the website of Aerowaves.
Made possible by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.



14.04 M.A.I Montreal,(CA)  
15.04 M.A.I Montreal,(CA)  
9.01-12.01 American Realness, Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater, New York (USA)  
03.03 3 du TROIS, TROIS C-L, Luxemburg  
19.04 Antistatic Festival, Derida Dance Centre, Sofia (BG) workshop  
20.04 Antistatic Festival, Derida Dance Centre, Sofia (BG)  
23.04 Spring Forward, Aerowaves, Pilsen (CZ)  
13.05 Burgenländische Tanztage, Offenes Haus Oberwart
18.05 Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin (IE)  
05.06 Katalyst Festival, Keulen (DU)  
07.10 Open House International Festival, Dance House Lemesos , Cyprus (CY)  
28.10 Tanztausch Leipzig Festival, Leipzig (GE)  
14.06 Spider Festival, Ljubljana (SI)  
24.07 Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam (i.s.m. ICK Amsterdam) 21:00u.
18.09 Wunder der Prärie Festival, Mannheim (DU)  
02.10 First Friday, Corrosia, Almere  
11.10 Fierce Festival, Birmingham (UK)  
15.05 Arti et Amicitiae, Forum of Live Arts Amsterdam  
09.09 Mosteiro de Sao Bento / MAP/P, Porto (P)  
29.07       VERBO 2014, Performance Art Festival, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo  
30.09-01.10 Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam (tickets € 7,50 / € 5,00) work-in-progress 20:30u.
11.10 Dansmakers Podium, Moving Futures Festival, Amsterdam première 22:15u. 
12.10 Dansmakers Podium, Moving Futures Festival, Amsterdam 14:30u.
17.10 De NWE Vorst, Moving Futures Festival, Tilburg 20:10u.
01.11 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Moving Futures Festival, Rotterdam 21:00u.
08.11    Theater aan de Rijn, Moving Futures Festival, Arnhem 20:00u.
14.11-15.11 Guangdong Dance Festival, China (voorstelling, workshop en meer)  
06.12 Kaaistudio, Brussel  21:00u.
18.12 LUX, Moving Futures Festival, Nijmegen 20:00u.
17.11 PUNCH! Festival, Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam  

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