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Quorum Ballet is a contemporary repertoire dance company founded in 2005 by its Artistic Director, choreographer and dancer Daniel Cardoso. Without any financial support in the first three years, it has been able to establish itself as a renowned dance company in Portugal.



UMUV interviews the artistic director of the company, Daniel Cardoso. Watch the video to listen to an intimate conversation between Daniel & UMUV. Daniel talks about his company, UMUV, and the general dance community in Portugal and all over the world.





The Quorum Ballet has presented its work in several cities throughout Portugal including some of the most prestigious national theatres like Teatro Camões, CCB, Teatro Tivoli, Teatro Municipal de Faro, Casa da Música in Porto, Santa Maria da Feira, among many others.


Internationally the Company has toured extensively including Denmark, USA (New York), Poland, Singapore, Germany, Swiss, Macau, China, Spain, Serbia, Ecuador, Holland, Cyprus, Algeria, Romania, Finland and Thailand.


Quorum Ballet has also developed a partnership with the Vaganova Academy (Kirov Ballet School), San Petersburg, entitled “From Classical to Contemporary Ballet”, the program was on national tour in 2009. In 2009 Quorum Ballet received the award for Best Contemporary Dance Company of first edition of the Portugal Dance Awards, and in August 2011 was considered in ex aequo, the best company on stage at the 14ª edition of the Festival de Castilla y León, Spain.









The reaction of the international press has been extremely positive and has even considered Quorum Ballet a “six star” dance company. The recognition of the Company has been consolidated also through reviews published in numerous newspapers and magazines, with a special mention of the Dance Europe Magazine.


”Cardoso’s choreography is engaging and challenging, using the power of weight and momentum too create dynamic, fluid movement that is strong and acrobatic.”

- Dance Europe Magazine | 2016



”…note only with roaring applause, but also with standing ovations…”

- Schaffhausner Nachrichten | SUISZERLAND 2014



”…will soon make a big impact…”

- Sunday Telegraph | ENGLAND 2013



”Superb evening of true performing art”

- Dance Europe Magazine | 2012



”One of the most exciting performances of the year”

- TimeOut Shanghai | CHINA 2012



”...best company on stage...”

- Junta de Casttilha y León | SPAIN 2011



”...left the public delighted...”

- Dance Europe Magazine | 2010



”Best Contemporary Dance Company”

- Portugal Dance Awards | PORTUGAL 2009



”...astonishing in heir technical mastery of ballet and contemporary dance...”

- The Strait Times | SINGAPORE 2008



”Quorum Ballet a Six star company”

- Arhus Stifsdende | DENMARK 2007








Learn more about Quorum Ballet by visiting their profiles on UMUV:

Quorum Ballet Quorum Ballet

Quorum Academy Quorum Academy







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