Raquel Fidalgo will be performing a contemporary dance called “Esquiva” for Portugal at Eurovision Young Dancers 2017.
It has been revealed that Portugal’s Raquel Fidalgo will be performing a contemporary dance called “Esquiva” in Prague next week for the Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 competition. The music Raquel will be dancing to is called “Attar”, which was composed by Trio Chemirani. Her performance has been choreographed by Catarina Moreira.
Raquel Fidalgo will represent Portugal at this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers. Born in 1999, Raquel began dancing at just five-years-old. In 2010, she entered the National Ballet School of Portugal, and has performed in many shows and competitions both in Portugal and globally. Most recently, she completed her internship at the National Ballet Company of Portugal, where she now works. Raquel realised that he wanted to become a professional dancer after she performed as Mascha in the Nutcracker in seventh grade.
The fifteenth edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will see dancers from eight participating countries compete for the crown. This year, the event will take place in the Czech capital Prague on Saturday 16th December.
The eight participants are as follows:
- Czech Republic – Michal Vach
- Germany – Danila Kapustin
- Malta – Denise Buttigieg
- Norway – Anna Louise Amundsen
- Poland – Paulina Bidzinska
- Portugal – Raquel Fidalgo
- Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
- Sweden – Christoffer Collins
First held in 1985 a total of 37 countries have competed at least once in the contest, including Canada in 1987. The competition is open to young dancers who are aged between 16 and 21 years old. Each country is represented by either a solo dancer or a couple, who perform a routine of their choosing for the jury. The jury will select two acts to go through to the final round which is a 90 second dance off. Each dancer is given 45 seconds to perform and impress the judges, at the end of the performances the judges select the winner.