Dance, combined with the principles of Gestalt therapy, is used to create a place for artistic experimentation and personal development with young inmates.


Promoter: Companhia Olga Roriz
Artistic area: Dance
Person in charge of the artistic area: Catarina Câmara
Person in charge of the social area: Paula Ravara
Territorial reach: Sintra (Linhó Prison Establishment)
Duration: 36 months
SDG: 10. Reduced inequalities

corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real
corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real

Corpoemcadeia is an artistic project for social inclusion aimed at sharing dance and theatre with a group of inmates aged between 18 and 20 who are starting to serve their sentence at the Linhó prison. Through body work and dance and being involved in the creative processes and methodologies of the Olga Roriz Company, built on the principles and practices of Gestalt Therapy, the project seeks to create places for experimentation and reflection on human identity and experience, and to raise awareness of society at large, in particular among artists and healthcare professionals, of the benefits this type of intervention brings.

corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real
corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real
corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real
corpoemcadeia © Matilde Real

Besides the final show, under the artistic direction of Olga Roriz, a book is also planned, outlining the new community artistic intervention model based on combining dance with Gestalt therapy, as well as a documentary about the project.


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Dancing within walls

A set of videos show some of the work carried out by various artists with a group of inmates from the Linhó prison, focused on training and artistic creation in the world of dance.

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Sustainable Development Goals


This project contributes to the following target


Meta 10.2

Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

Updated on 28 january 2021

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