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Born in 1973 (Setúbal).

Artistic and Communication Director of Visões Úteis, where she works as a playwright, director and performer.

Her artistic activity began in CITAC, a theatre company from the University of Coimbra. There she trained with Paulo Lisboa, João Grosso, Andrejev Kowalski, Anatoli Vassiliev, and later with Marcia Haufrecht, Joseph Danan, among others.

Founded Visões Úteis in 1994, first working as an actress with directors such as António Feio, João Paulo Seara Cardoso, José Wallenstein, Diogo Dória.

From 1999, and always in Visões Úteis, she starts researching, translating, writing and directing in several original projects both in theatre and performance in landscape.

Since 2009, she is also responsible for the Education Service and the Associated Artists Programme of Visões Úteis, trying to integrate the artistic strategies from the contemporary performing arts in the surrounding communities, thus reinforcing the role of art as a factor of inclusion, sustainable development, political participation and happiness, namely through community performance projects.

She has a degree in Psychology - Clinical Area by the University of Coimbra and another in Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese/German) by the Open University.

Artistic and Production Director of Visões Úteis, where he works as playwright, director and performer. Born in Porto in 1969.

His artistic activity began in 1992 in CITAC, a theatre company from the University of Coimbra, with the classes of Paulo Lisboa, João Grosso and Andrejev Kowalski and afterwards from Anatoli Vassiliev, Marcia Haufrecht and Abraxa Teatro, among others.

Founded Visões Úteis in 1994, first working as an actor with directors such us Nuno Cardoso, António Feio, João Paulo Seara Cardoso, Carlos Curto, José Wallenstein, Diogo Dória and Paulo Lisboa.

From 1999, and always in Visões Úteis, he starts researching, translating, writing and directing in several original projects both in theatre and performance in landscape.

In 2006 he begins to coordinate the portuguese participation in several european projects. Since 2009, he is also responsible for the Education Service and the Associated Artists Programme of Visões Úteis, trying to integrate the artistic strategies from the contemporary performing arts in the surrounding communities, thus reinforcing the role of art as a factor of inclusion, sustainable development, political participation and happiness, namely through community performance and research projects.

Member of the board of directors of PLATEIA (association for cultural politics); Member of the corporate bodies of GDA (cooperative managing intellectual property); Active member of IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, where he was member of the Advisory Board beetween 2013 and 2016; during that period he was also a member of the advisory board of Fundação GDA (foundation supporting artists).

Since 2016, he is a teacher in the University of Coimbra (Theatre History; Dramaturgy and playwrighting) and between 2005 and 2013, he was a teacher of dramaturgy in the Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo, a professional school in Porto.

Studied History in the Open University; Graduation in law (1992) and postgraduation in European Studies (1993) by the University of Coimbra; Master in Drama (2009) by the University of Porto with dissertation on Theatre Studies, more precisely on Devised Theatre.

PHD in Theatre and Performance Studies (2014), by the University of Coimbra, with thesis on Performance Studies, more precisely on the Aesthetics and Politics of Participation.

Born in 1977 in Vila Nova de Gaia.

He works with Visões Úteis since 1999, having assumed a progressive involvement in several creative processes, namely in the area of Performance in Landscape and audiowalks, sharing the diection of this kind of projects since 2014 and the Artistic Direction of the company since 2017 with Ana Vitorino and Carlos Costa. In Visões Úteis, he is Technical Director and works as a musician, sound designer, playwright and performer.

He initiated his Music studies in 1990, at the Music Conservatory of Aveiro, From 1998 on, he dedicated himself to experimentation and improvisation, initiating a regular activity as a composer, interpreter, improvisor and instrument maker.

In his carrier as a musician, both as a solo artist and with different groups, he took part in inumerous concerts, performances and recordings, in Portugal and abroad. He collaborated with some of the most relevant creators, national and international, in the area of experimentation and improvisation.

In 2009 he concluded the Course of Musical Animators by the Education Service of Casa da Música, in Porto, and he has been developing workshops and community art projects, specially through the activity of the Space Ensemble collective.

Currently he teaches Technical Drawing and Computer Assisted Design at ESMAE – Escola Superior de Músca e Artes do Espetáculo and Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo, both in Porto.

He studied Architecture in the University of Porto and graduated in Artistic Studies (Minor in Arts and Heritage) by the Open Uiversity.

 

 

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Visões Úteis is funded by

Secretário de Estado da CulturaDirectorate-General for the Arts (DGARTES)

Visões Úteis is a member of

Plateia - Associação dos Profissionais das Artes CénicasIETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing ArtsAnna Lindh Foundation

Visões Úteis é associado

Associação dos Amigos do Teatro da Liberdade da Palestina - The Freedom Theatre e ZERO - Associação Sistema Terreste Sustentável