Helder Seabra (1982, Portugal) started dancing in 2000. He studied at Ginasiano (Portugal) and P.A.R.T.S. (Belgium). Between 2000 and 2003 he was involved in projects with Pedro Carvalho, Ronit Ziv / Companhia Instável and Javier de Frutos / Companhia Instável.

In 2004, he joined Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus for the revival of Vandekeybus’ Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles and continued on as a member of the company till 2008. He danced in the productions Puur, Spiegel, Menske and the dance film Here After. In 2008 he assisted Vandekeybus in BlackBiist for the GoBallet, he co-created the duo Fica Aqui with Cláudio Stellato and collaborated with Inês Cerqueira and Joaquim Carvalho in the video dance Macla. He directed Spela Tovornik’s graduation solo In.Tent, created IMAGO for Companhia Instável, was in Mindscaping from Bruno Caverna, and assisted Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on Dunas. In 2010 he co-created and performed with Victor Hugo Pontes the duo Rendez-Vous.

Since January 2010 he is a member of Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He performed in Babel, Tezuka and Anna Karenina, was assistant for IT3.0,Automaton for Pilobolus Dance Theater, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung and Puz/zle in which he also performs. He assisted Damien Jalet in Les Meduses for the Louvre Museum.

In parallel he continues developing his own work, creating Compass for Sadlers Wells, Caress and Unfolded, solo re-creations on two graduation students of Salzburg and No Man’s Land for Kunsthumaniora Wilrijk. From 2013 on he only works as a freelancer for Eastman and other dance companies, in that way he can develop his own work as a choreographer.Helder started the dance company HelKa vzw to focus on his own work. In October 2014, the first production When The Birds Fly Low The Wind Will Blow, a blasting full evening performance, premièred. Touching on subjects of memories lost and found, acceptance and possibility, with five dancers accompanied by live music of the band Maya’s Moving Castle, the show balances between lyricism and bursting energy. Helder premièred, In Absentia, October 15th in Cultuurcentrum De Warande, Turnhout. The performance, with a full male crew, focuses on the question of loss from point of view of a man. His creation LORE: a research on beliefs, superstitions and folklore, première on October 21st 2016 in Cultuurcentrum Berchem in Antwerp.

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