bactéria is a non-profit cultural association, funded in May 2015, in Porto, under the artistic direction of Cristina Planas Leitão, producing, promoting and distributing the artistic and cultural activities of its associates.
Since 2015, assumes the production and distribution of all the projects of Cristina Planas Leitão, and all the mediation activities around them, namely FM [featuring mortuum] — with the support of the Ministry of Culture / Direção Geral das Artes, foundation GDA for touring and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the context of the support for creation; the touring of bear me; The Very Delicious Piece (from 2015 onwards) and The Very Delicious Piece XL and it’s participation in the final of the international competition Danse Élargie, at Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, receiving for that the financial support of Porto Municipality.
In 2017, receives the internationalization support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and again the project support of Ministry of Culture / Direção Geral das Artes for UM [unimal].
In 2019, receives once more the internationalization support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the revival of FM [featuring mortuum].
bactéria created the audience mediation project Aquecimento Paralelo at Teatro Municipal do Porto, which is coordinating since 2016. Creates as well several artistic research projects and platforms such as Conquering the studio and manages the national and international teaching activities of Cristina Planas Leitão.