Pedro Goucha Gomes was born in Lisbon, Portugal and is currently living in the Portuguese countryside with his wife and two children. He guests regularly as a teacher in companies such as Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Scapino Ballet, Goteborg Dance Company, Skanes Dance Theatre, CODARTS, ArchiTanz in Tokyo, among several others. At the age of nine Pedro started his dance education at the school of the National Ballet of Portugal and in 1991 he graduated from the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. He has danced with the Stuttgart Ballet, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza and the Netherlands Dance Theatre. Between 2006 and 2012 Pedro was a resident choreographer at the Korzo Theatre in Den Haag, where he created and experimented with several choreographic and installation formats. Until 2014 he worked extensively as a freelance choreographer. Pedro is a certified Feldenkrais® Teacher, a Somatic Movement Practicioner and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. He teaches Somatic Movement Workshops internationally and Feldenkrais lesson both privatly and in companies, and is currently enrolled in a Permaculture Design Course.
If you want to check out some of his work: www.embodied-awareness.org
My classes may be characterized by their precision, flow, musicality and dynamics. As a result of my studies in the fields of Somatics and Meditation (Feldenkrais Method, Somatic Movement and Mindfulness), I see a dance class as a vehicle through which to enhance and refine the dancer’s body-mind and spatial awareness while moving. Pedro Goucha Gomes
Quote: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea… – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Photo: Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir