DamaeDance is a platform created in 2018 by Manchester-based dance artists Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques to collaborate, produce and share their artistic vision through dance. Respectively from Bologna (Italy) and Porto (Portugal), they met in 2017 during their time as apprentice dancers with Company Chameleon in Manchester. Here they had the opportunity to work extensively together, exploring and deepening especially their knowledge of contact, partnering and improvisation under the direction of artistic directors Kevin Edward Turner and Anthony Missen. It’s during this time that the seed of the idea for IRMÃ, their first duet, was planted. Alongside Damae, Alice and Sara keep pursuing their independent careers as performers.