Danças Ocultas
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"Festival de Trentels"

“Une mécanique impressionnante, une machinerie
destinée à produire une qualité d’émotion subtile et non
dépourvue d’humour”
“Un quatour de mousquetaires portugais maniant
l’accordéon comme dês horlogers suisses”
“J’imagine toujours que ces instruments, si humains par
leur respiration, se concentrent avant d’entrer en jeu”

2008 Festival de Trentels – France - festival magazine

"International Folk Festival Tilburg"

“Danças Ocultas are very special - the interaction of these
four accordionists is amazing. Their music is as full of
tension that you did not realise how the time goes by.
It is not easy to describe their music - you simply have
to see them live…”.

2001 2nd International Folk Festival Tilburg, the Netherlands - festival magazine

"Lisbon Concert"

“…During the one hour of the concert, the music was the
queen of the night, which covered Tejo. The accordion
tuned the voice and naked different breaths and walks
through landscapes of the country side... if we got
delighted with the music, they enjoyed it not less, in the
pleasure of designing it in the dialogs that they establish
among each other”

1998 Claúdia Galhós, in “Jornal Blitz" - Blitz

"Danças Ocultas Album"

“This is a really new concept of a great concert which
demonstrates the potentialities of the Portuguese music.
It is a very good album, with beautiful music, Danças
Ocultas is surely one of the best ever conceived projects
in the Portuguese music scene.”

1996 in “O Independente” - O Independente


After the albums “Danças Ocultas” (1996), “Ar” (1998) and “Pulsar” (2004), Artur Fernandes, Filipe Cal, Filipe Ricardo and Francisco Miguel, present their most recent work “Tarab”, which should be edited in October 2009.



Danças Ocultas was born in 1986
some of the great moments:
a book:
2003 “Alento – Danças Ocultas”
Text: Jorge P. Pires | photographes: Duarte Belo | Edition: Assírio & Alvim
2001 2º Best europeen concert of the year Concert in Tilburg, the Netherlands
FolkWorld best Live Acts 2001 - Editors' choice
1996 CD “Danças Ocultas” 4º best disc of year Jornal Diário de Notícias
1996 CD “Danças Ocultas” in 10 best CD of the year Jornal Público
Creation with contemporary dance Author and interpretation in live
2006 and 2008 “WHITE FEELINGS”
Adaptation of Paulo Ribeiro’s Choreographie “WHITE” (Ballet Gulbenkian) for
Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy – France)
2004 “WHITE”
Choreographie of Paulo Ribeiro for Ballet Gulbenkian
Choreographie of Paulo Ribeiro (2001) for Companhia Paulo Ribeiro
2008 5º Festival Acordeões do Mundo Torres Vedras, Teatro-Cine Artistic resident and concert with Renato Borghetti e A. Bonilla (Brasil), Martin Lubenov e V. Karparov (Bulgaria)
2008 10º Festival Músicas do Mundo de Sines Porto Côvo - Sines, Portugal
2008 De Oosterport Groningen, the Netherlands
2008 Arge Kultur Salzburg, Austria
2008 Theater Akzent Viena, Austria
2006 Stadsschowburg Brugge, Belgium
2004 Théâtre Métropole Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 Théâtre du Grand Casino Genebra, Switzerland
2004 Stadttheater Berna, Switzerland
2003 5º Festival Músicas do Mundo Castelo - Sines, Portugal with Gabriel Gomes and Edu Miranda
2002 Festival das Músicas e dos Portos Teatro Camões - Lisboa, Portugal with Kepa Junkera (Spain)
2002 Teatro Gil Vicente Coimbra, Portugal
with Pascal Contet (France)
2001 2nd International Folk Festival Tilburg the Netherlands
2000 L' Arsenal Metz, France
1998 Palco Promenade - Expo'98 Lisboa, Portugal
1996 3º Festival Vilar de Mouros Palco Principal, Caminha, Portugal