Latin Translation for Addo | A place to Give. Bring . and Inspire
Addo Platform is an artistic apparatus that creates opportunities for varied artistic fields. We are focused on transforming and enlightening communities by hosting events that bring together its local artists and international commuters.
Addo Platform runs dance workshops, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes, online marketing opportunities & a range of others: from an online network, where artists can share their visions, to physical occasions where knowledge and artistic ideas are cultivated. By commissioning a place where thoughts, information and visions can be shared, Addo Platform promotes the critical appreciation of the contemporary arts.
Co directed by Nicolas Ventura and Margarida Macieira, the emerging platform is launching in the Summer of 2018 with its first ever event: a contemporary dance Summer Intensive in Vancouver, Canada. “We chose this location with care”.
Addo Platform emerged from their need to cultivate art and give back to the community. They understood the demand to create an artistic network that can be taken and built anywhere in the world, satisfying its community´s needs. - “Addo Platform is a moving and transversal creative vessel, full of ideas, that can be assembled anywhere” -
Nicolas Ventura, born in Guatemala and raised in Vancouver, has travelled around the world for his work and studies. He is currently a dancer and choreographer, moved by the excitement to meet and connect with people. Living for 4 years in Europe and working in Israel with Batsheva Dance Company, he hopes to integrate his experiences into the Canadian art scene.
“ I would like to connect my hometown Vancouver, Canada with the diverse artistic influences that I have encountered in the last couple of years. I want to give back to the city that first gave to me.”
Margarida Macieira, born in Lisbon, Portugal, is working as a freelance dance artist in the UK and is an emerging choreographer. Margarida often takes upon creative managerial roles as she thrives to support artists build their visions.
“ I love to know that we are creating a network of opportunities for artists; the possibilities are endless. I am really eager to take Addo to many cities in the World: A moving creative train. "
Addo Film is an online platform that exhibits contemporary film- works by emerging artists and filmmakers. This platform provides online marketing opportunities, focusing on the artist and his/hers artistic work. Events, films exhibitions, film competitions will soon be hosted by the platform for national and international artists.
Addo Film is a film network focused on presenting artistic views on dance, design, fashion, visual arts, and more, through cinematography. We believe that “film” is a forward thinking tool that can push the boundaries of the arts and open awareness to the potential of collaboration between art fields. It is a powerful medium for communication and inquisition. Addo Platform believes that by promoting strong artistic art works is delivering frameworks that can raise awareness on the significance of listening, provoking dialogues between cultures and art forms. New concepts, idealisms, spring up from the interaction of many voices.
If you would like to apply to have your video work promoted on our page, please check out the Film section and fill out the Application Form. We look forward to seeing your work.
Margarida Macieira | Addo Platform Co director & Founder
Nicolas Ventura | Addo Platform Co director & Founder
Marc Cardoso | Addo Platform Administration
Alvin Collantes | House Photographer & Addo Project Manager