Teatro Municipal do Porto & Festival DDD - Dias da Dança
In May 2019, Cristina Planas Leitão has been appointed Programming Assistant of Teatro Municipal do Porto & Festival DDD, under Artistic Direction of Tiago Guedes.
2019–Until present day
Aquecimento Paralelo – Teatro Municipal do Porto
In 2016 bactéria proposes to Teatro Municipal do Porto, the project Aquecimento Paralelo that runs monthly since then in a straight collaboration between the two institutions.
Bridging a well-known choreographer invited to present the work at Teatro Municipal do Porto to a local artists, once a month, we invite all audience members, with or without experience to learn the movement quality, sensation or choreographic ideas behind a piece, before they see it. While performers warm up on stage, the audience gets the chance to do the same with a local artist.
This short workshop, gives the possibility to have a brief approach to different languages and to create a relation with the performance, different than usual. Every month, for an hour, the audience has the possibility to meet a different local artist that connects his work to the invited performance.
2006–Until present day
Workshops Foco Família
bactéria has been invited to curate and create specific workshops within the context of Foco Família – an event created and mediated by Paralelo – the team of Teatro Municipal do Porto dedicated to the audience sensibilization to the arts. Foco Família, is a yearly event, happening in December and includes several activities for all ages, occupying Teatro Campo Alegre.
Workshop do chão nascem coisas
Workshop Tal & Qual
In 2011, returning to Porto, Cristina initiates desNORTE meetings together with Pedro Rosa, Elisabeth Lambeck, Susana Otero, Andreas Dyrdal and Vitor Hugo Pontes. This initial nucleus becomes flexible from 2012 on, engaging several other artists from the city. desNORTE, would meet nomadically around the city’s dance spaces once a month, and each meeting would be co-organized by 2 local artists. Neither a group, neither a collective, the initiative, hard to define by not defining itself, soon became a very important mo(ve)ment in the city, attracting attentions from media and cultural institutions due to its “artists only” character. Artists alone, no producers, no funding, no selection, able to reflect freely on the state of the arts in the city of Porto.
During this period, several other initiatives came to life upon ignition of desNORTE, such as the contemporary classes at Lugar Instável (that continue until today) and Mostra desNORTE that took place annually from 2013 to 2016 at Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória, with the vital support of Teatro Nacional São João under direction of Nuno Carinhas.
desNORTE had a profound impact in the city, stirring a scene that has always been there, resisting and developing with its natural cycles.
In 2017 desNORTE had a last meeting at Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória /TNSJ in the shape of a residency with the theme Porto - what future? The present members decided to move on to other ventures, in other shapes - the funeral was held on the 14th July 2017.
MOSTRA desNORTE | Preview MAP/P
Encontro desNORTE 2017
Conquering the studio: a time for research
In this project, the local artists choose an international or national artist to work on their research for a week.
The international artist, approaches the research through their own practices, sharing it, in the morning with a larger group of participants and in the afternoon with the local artist alone, in a more intimate process as an outside eye, dramaturge, collaborator, etc.
Together they share ideas and unfold thoughts.
For ballet contemporâneo do norte
Joana von Mayer Trindade invites Lee Meir (DE/ IL)
Cristina Planas Leitão invites Mala Kline (SLO)
Pedro Rosa invites Jared Gradinger (DE/ USA)
Andreas Dyrdal invites Robert Clark (UK)
For companhia instável
Catarina Miranda invites Bruno Listopad (PT/NL)
rei morto rei posto
Marco da Silva Ferreira invites Jorge Jácome
Cristina Planas Leitão invites Victor Hugo Pontes
FM [featuring mortuum]
Joana Castro invites Vânia Rovisco
Flávio Rodrigues invites Carlota Lagido
Cristina Planas Leitão