The Project "Farisogo Sira - The Way of the Body in African Dance" was born in 2009 from a research, creation and formation work.

The formations linked to the "Farisogo Sira" project aim to present to the dancers a new way of performing the African Dance movements, leading them to the individual discovery of the body through the association of the 5 natural elements and 5 expressive and creative rhythms translated by the dancer and writer Gabrielle Roth.

The central idea is to spread the African Dance under the vision of the "Farisogo Sira" project. Eva Azevedo is constantly stoning him so that the 5 elements of nature gain a voice in the African Dance he represents.



This work is entitled - a contemporary vision and "translation" of the African Dance. Meaning, considerations and movements that are based on studies, meetings and training on dances from countries of the West African coast, such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Guinea Conakry, Senegal, performed under a specific optics and social place.

Eva, with her experience as a trainer since 2003, realised that, in addition to making known the "traditions" of Africa, it is more important, in her European context of origin, to teach and to specify the technique of the movements that characterise the African Dance. Carry within themselves the culture, religiosity and customs of the peoples of Africa that must be valued worldwide. 

The purpose of these meetings is, among others, to awaken in the participants the sensations that the African dances, with their specific and precise movements, are capable of causing in the bodies and minds from the stimulation of the sounds produced by percussive and melodic instruments, commanded by the researcher and Portuguese artist Paulo das Cavernas.

The African Dance translation manifests itself in the representation, as natural as possible of the movements. They carry within themselves the culture, religiosity and customs of the African peoples. It incorporates, on a personal and professional level, the wealth that this culture transmits, in its acceptance and inclusion.


The "Pilates method" is the stretching and combination of physical exercises that use the body's own weight to strengthen the pelvic muscles and those that surround and support the posture of the center (trunk).

The main purpose of Pilates classes for the students is to improve awareness of body movements and correct postures, giving the mind active and vigilant participation in performing them.

Based on the "Pilates Method" and the experience and training in Contemporary Dance and Pilates Matwork - ALM, Pilates Institut, Eva seeks to release accumulated tensions in bodies, unlock incorrect postures (resulting from sedentary lives), restore physical vitality, achieve balance muscular strength (reinforcing weaker muscles and lengthening contracted muscles), achieving symmetry and body harmony as well as developing all physical abilities and qualities (strength, elasticity, flexibility, balance and coordination) while respecting the joints and back.