‘Irmãos/Brothers’ is a documentary that accompanies the creative process of a dance piece by Victor Hugo Pontes: ‘Os Três Irmãos/ The Three Brothers’.
It goes through the various stages of the creative development of the choreographer’s original idea, which was shared with the writer Gonçalo M. Tavares, who then came up with an original drama piece. That idea and that text were then embodied by three dancers (Dinis Duarte, Paulo Mota and Valter Fernandes).

The film documents the daily dedication and commitment, the questions and the research, the occasional flaws and hurdles, but also the achievements and the tight bond that brings the choreographer and his dancers all together, in a relationship of great closeness. As a record of this process, ‘Irmãos/Brothers’ shows the search for a physical discourse built over several weeks through the movements of the three dancers, based on a literary text and on Victor Hugo Pontes’ creative universe.

2021  16:9  47min.

A film by
Miguel C. Tavares

Filmed by
Miguel C. Tavares
Rui Manuel Vieira

Edited by
Miguel C. Tavares

Original Score
Joana Gama e Luis Fernandes

Colour Grading
Rui Manuel Vieira

Sound Mixing
Duarte Ferreira

Marta Ramos

Mariana Lourenço

Translation and Subtitling
Matilde Lencastre

Artistic Consultancy
Victor Hugo Pontes

Special Thanks
Erika Naccari
Joana Ventura
Luis Pedro Ferreira
Madalena Alfaia
Mariana Lourenço
Rui Manuel Vieira
Pedro Neto