Inês Jacques

Choreographer, dancer, singer from Portugal.

She studied music with well known musicians from the jazz scene in Portugal like: Pedro Moreira, Filipe Melo, Joana Machado, just to mention a few, and with the opera singer Lúcia Lemos. She created in 2006 the project Ela Não É Francesa Ele Não É Espanhol, with Eduardo Raon, where she sang and was co-responsible for the musical arrangements. This group also developed parallel projects like the “shop-window project” (concert-instalation in shop-windows only with music from commercials) and a special opening for the Festival Monstra, where they collaborate with the British animation director Thomas Hicks. She was invited to sing for the group Tacones Lejanos with renowned musicians. She recorded with the Austrian musician I-Wolf (Wolfgang Schloegel from Sofa Surfers) for "Burdy meets the Babilonians".

She trained dance with several well known dance makers like Vera Mantero, João Fiadeiro, Meg Stuart, Xavier Le Roy, Marten Spangberg, Emmanuelle Huynh, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Frey Faust, to mention some, and se has a university degree in Dance – Performance. As a dancer, she has worked regularly with Tiago Guedes since 2001 and has worked with the IGLOO collective (Uk), André Murraças, Beatriz Cantinho, among others. As a choreographer, she created group and solo pieces, most of them with live musicians. Her work has been commissioned and shown in several theatre and festivals in in Portugal, France, Slovenia, Macedonia, Russia, China and Mozambique. Her works were awarded twice with Young Artists – Dance (Clube Português de Artes e Ideias) and nominated for Young Artists - Video (Clube Português de Artes e Ideias). She was invited to represent Portugal in the III Biennale of Young Artists of CPLP, Biennale of Young Artists of Macedonia and in the International Dance Festival of Macau with her works.

Occasionally she collaborates with visual artists, theatre companies and fashion designers.

In 2005, she created Zut!, a production structure for the promotion of contemporary performance work.

Ela não é Francesa, Ele não é Espanhol

Inês Jacques

Elle n’est pas française dans une fête privée. Maracas, fumée et poupées anciennes d’un destin lointain improvisant une décoration exotique. Cocktails servis par des barmans qui défient la loi de la gravité. Bananes postmodernes se divisent, amours sanguins dans un coin. Une caravane lamente, avec douleur. Quelqu’un rigole - résiste! Une glace fond.
Il n’est pas espagnol se met contre la vitrine du salon. Après être parti, embrasse-moi le plus vite possible. Un insecte demande au tourne-disque «tu crois que je suis sexy?». Une bouteille “Tonight You Belong To Me” sert le dernier ljubimte.

Ela Não É Francesa Ele Não É Espanhol (Inês Jacques et Eduardo Raon), Travaille et revisite des thèmes jazz et pop. mélangés à un répertoire original. Le résultat n’est pas jazz, puisque cette combinaison instrumentale ne se prête pas au swing, c’est ce point qui le rend intéressant : ces thèmes, qui habituellement sont spécifiquement groove, seront restitués dans une ligne nue et exposée, marqué encore par la versatilité, la bonne humeur et le sérieux des deux musiciens?