About Duda Paiva Company

Duda Paiva Company makes physical and visual performances with puppets and dance. With his dance partners, cut from flexible foam, Duda Paiva builds an elusive, magical world, sometimes painfully confronting but always with a sense of humor. Duda Paiva Company performs in theaters, at festivals, at indoor and outdoor locations, in The Netherlands and abroad.

The Object Score
Duda Paiva Company is formed around the Brazilian-Dutch dancer and puppeteer Duda Paiva. Duda Paiva has developed a recognizable signature (Object Score) as a theatre maker which has not gone unnoticed internationally either. The manipulating technique of blowing life into the puppets (sculptures made of foam rubber), is based on the dance movement. From this core, choreography is created for the dancer/moving object and the puppet.