30,000 Lives | A Ballet

About the project

Portugal’s leading modern dance troupe Quorum Ballet presents an original piece based on the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Cardoso.


About the company

Quorum Ballet, founded in 2005, has produced over 50 pieces including choreographic work suitable for children and youth. Internationally the Company has toured extensively including to Denmark, the US (New York and Seattle), Poland, Singapore, Germany, Swiss, Macau, China, Spain, Serbia, Ecuador, Holland, Cyprus, Algeria, Romania, Finland and Thailand. Quorum Ballet has developed a partnership with the Vaganova Academy (Kirov Ballet School), San Petersburg, entitled “From Classical to Contemporary Ballet.” Quorum Ballet received the award for Best Contemporary Dance Company in the Portugal Dance Awards.


Rave reviews for Quorum Ballet

“Cardoso’s choreography is engaging and challenging, using the power of weight and momentum to create dynamic, fluid movement that is strong and acrobatic.” – Dance Europe Magazine | 2016

“Not only thunderous applause, but also a standing ovation…”
– Schaffhausner Nachrichten | SWITZERLAND 2014

“Superb evening of true performing art” – Dance Europe Magazine | 2012

“One of the most exciting performances of the year” – TimeOut Shanghai | CHINA 2012

“Best company on stage…” – Junta de Casttilha y León | SPAIN 2011

”Left the public delighted…” – Dance Europe Magazine | 2010

“Astonishing in their technical mastery of ballet and contemporary dance…” – The Strait Times | SINGAPORE 2008

“Quorum Ballet a six-star company” – Arhus Stifsdende | DENMARK 2007