CiM - Dance Company, created in 2007, promotes a unique artistic creation approach to inclusion while aiming for high artistic standards.
CiM searches diversity and a constant enriching with experiences, being its multidisciplinary loom an impulse to find new methods and answers to creation and exploring.
It develops a individual work focused on the particular movement and unique expressiveness of each interpreter, in search of integrating limitations and determine action by the best each one presents.
CiM's reportoir has 12 performances, presented in more than 29 portuguese cities and internationally in 12 different countries, with the attendance of 80 artists with and without disability. Also it has a strong training area with 36 workshops and more than 2000 participants. It's been a long and rewarding path og great achievements shared with more than 200.000 spectators.
CiM was created from a partnership between APCL - Cerebral Palsy Association Lisbon, Vo'Arte Association and CRPCCG - Rehabilitation Centre for Cerebral Palsy Calouste Gulbenkian. The partnership is maintained and generated stronger commitments by the artistic and executive direction, the interpreters, technicians, institutions and above all to the public, constantly acquiring new motivations, challenges and persisting on the reflection of the connection between art and disability, as a crucial mean of integration and skills development.
CiM's repertoire includes:
Stage performances - Baton Rouge (2007); ELX (2009); Time trilogy: Here (2009), After (2010) and Nothing (2012); Modern Times (2011); EDGE (2013); Contraluz (2015); Memento (2016)
Performances - Fish Memory (2009) and Waste (2010)
Street performances - On Wheels (2008) and a new creation to be developed in 2013
Video installation - Dive (2009)
Drawing exhibition - Ethereal (2009)
The success of the street performance On Wheels must be highlighted, a project that drove the artistic creation of the Company and was seen by over 25,000 people in three years and 18 shows.
CiM also cares for a sustained development of inclusive dance formation, which aims to increase awareness to the expressive potential of differences on movement and to promote integration at its most comprehensive sense, gathering a total of over 900 formers in 3 years.