Gonçalo Cruzinha studied dance at "Escola Superior de Dança" in Lisbon and at "Fontys Hochschule" in Tilburg / Netherlands. In Berlin he completed advanced training in dance therapy. He teaches contemporary dance and movement pedagogy for all kinds of groups and people. Since his first years of study, he experimented, created, and perform his own dances and choreographies. As a freelance dancer, he worked with various choreographers and directors from Portugal to Japan.
Since 2002 he encounters different international artists that do not only reflect on politics, social development, technology, engineering, journalism, fine arts, and film, but mostly, their beliefs in life are based on the art of performance, theatre, dance, and music.
In 2019 he received the Young Choreographer Award of the City of Stuttgart. His last piece "Um pouco mais de amor - Ein bisschen mehr Liebe" premiered on the 25th of October 2019 at Landesmuseum Württemberg - Altes Schloss.
The Azimuth Arts and Dance Ensemble is an ensemble founded by the dancer and choreographer Gonçalo Cruzinha and consists of a group of artists coming from various fields of art. All members of the ensemble and temporary artists have different origins and cultural backgrounds, they work with different crafts producing all kinds of art forms.
Our work is based on socio-political, emotional-psychological, scientific-technological approaches. The interaction between different media such as sound design, music, theatre, dance, film, and visual arts, expresses and represents our artistic work.
Azimuth is a term that defines, among other things, landmarks that guide paths, journeys that give directions through space, time, and dimension. Azimuth is an approach to a simple vector created from one point to another. For the ensemble, it is a philosophical definition that we use to inspire, draw, shape, and translate our conceptual work into art. Our vision is to interfere between the link of fantasy and reality with a syncretistic thought aiming to create new realities.