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ABOUT
         davidson

Davidson Farias is a Swiss-Brazilian choreographer and educator. He began his dance training at the Ana Araujo Ballet School in São Paulo in the 2000s. His career took off in 2004 when he joined the Cia de dança de São José dos Campos. This experience pushed him into the professional world of contemporary dance. Following his time, Davidson spent two years with the renowned Brazil's Cisne Negro Dance Company as a company member, with international tours in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. He then had the opportunity to collaborate with the choreographer Mauricio de Oliveira at the Companhia de dança Siameses in São Paulo. 

 

In 2009, he made a significant career move by joining the Tanz Luzerner Theater in Switzerland as a dancer. During his time there, Davidson performed in over 48 original creations and world-class premieres, as well as touring with the company to Belgrade, the Holland Dance Festival, and Antwerp. He had the privilege of working alongside respected choreographers such as Patrick Delcroix, George Reischl, Ken Ossola, Kinsun Chan, Andre Mesquita, Felix Landerer, Cayetano Soto, Maurice Causey, Stijn Celis, Lukáš Timulak, Fernando Melo, (La Fura dels Baus), Andonis Foniadakis, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Didy Veldman and among others. Davidson took on leading roles such as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet by Matjash Mrozewski and Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty by Stijn Celis.

 

He was also invited as a guest artist at the Konzert Theater Bern and performed the role of "Perithous" alongside the leading characters in the Zurich Opera House's "Hippolyte et Aricie" in Switzerland.

 

In addition to his performances, Davidson encouraged his choreographic work by creating new pieces that were met with sold-out audiences during the Dancemakers Series with the Luzerner Theater.

 

In 2016, Davidson decided to retire as a dancer and shift his focus toward choreography and teaching. This transition allowed him to travel extensively across Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Brazil, and the USA, leading ballet and contemporary workshops and choreographing several dance pieces.

 

To further expand his knowledge, he pursued a Master's degree in Choreography at the Zurich University of Arts.

 

Throughout his career, Davidson has imparted his knowledge and choreographies to numerous professional dance schools and companies. Include Tanz Luzerner Theater, Ballet Zürich, Theater Konzert Bern, Cia Toula Limnaios Berlin, Boris Eifman Dance Academy, Codarts Holland, TanzWerk101, Indiana University Bloomington - USA, Tanzhaus Zürich, Tanzinwinterthur, Musical Factory Dance School, Companhia de Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi, Dance Area Geneva, Zurich University of Arts, Cinevox Junior Company, Ballet Company Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin and among others.

His choreography has been showcased in various venues and events across Europe, Russia, and the USA. Notable presentations include Gala Catalunya Dansa contra el càncer in Girona - Spain, Pro SenectuteKONZERT/Carmen at the Luzerner Theater, Bachelor Contemporary Dance ZHdK Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Chagall-Konzerte 2019 Fraumünster Zürich, High School Summer Dance Intensive at Indiana University, Kantitheather Zug in Switzerland, KKL Concert Hall in Luzern, and Innopraktika and Russian Season Festival in St. Petersburg.

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