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Carlos Costa

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 responsable for the Education Service in 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.

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

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 and postgraduation in European Studies by the University of Coimbra; Master in Drama by the University of Porto with dissertation on Theatre Studies, more precisely on Devised Theatre.

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

Last modified on Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:05

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

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