The city of Amarante was the first session I held for this project. We were at this time in November and the day ended quite early so I didn’t have time to develop how I would like the session. We stayed in the beautiful historical center of this city with the wonderful duo of ballroom dancers Elisa Antunes and Marco Silva.

Amarante is a municipality and municipal seat in the Tâmega e Sousa subregion in northern Portugal and belongs to the Porto district, region Norte and sub-region Támega. The population in 2011 was 56,264 in an area of 301.33 square kilometres. The city has been part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under the category of City of Music since 2017. The Tâmega River runs through the town and is crossed by a large arched bridge, the Ponte São Gonçalo.

Date of the session: November of 2019

Dancers: Elisa Antunes & Marco Silva