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The collaboration with Teatro Municipal do Porto began in 2017, when Cristina Planas Leitão joined the audience mediation team for the Festival DDD - Dias da Dança, which continued in the 2018's edition.
In September of the same year, she was invited to assume the executive coordination, on a full-time basis the 2019 DDD Festival's edition [1st edition of DDD+FITEI].
From May 2019 on she became part of the Performing Arts Curating team at Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD.
In 2021 she created the artistic project, guidelines and mission of the new CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, under the Artistic Direction of Tiago Guedes, in an going research around new formats and ways of sustainable research and creation that is the basis of Cristina's programming vision.
In July 2022 she was nominated Interim Artistic Director and from February 2023 is coARTISTIC DIRECTOR of Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD and CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva together with Drew Klein.
Curator – Performing Arts
2022-2023 TMP Program
2021-2022 TMP Program I
2021-2022 TMP Program II
2021-2022 TMP Program III
2020-2021 TMP Program I
2020-2021 TMP Program II
2019-2020 TMP Program I
2019-2020 TMP Program II
2022 – DDD Festival Program
2021 – DDD Festival Program
Curator & Artistic Project Developer
2021–2022 CAMPUS PCS
2022 - 2023 CAMPUS PCS
Festival DDD 2019 - Program
Festival DDD 2017 – Program
Festival DDD 2018 – Program
Reclamar Tempo #1 2020–2021
CAMPUS PCS Reclamar Tempo #2 and #3 2022-2023
Palcos Instáveis 2020, 2021, 2022
Cadernos do Rivoli 08 & 09 PDF / Website
The Gurus Are Over Text for Festival DDD 2022 Program
Aquecimento Paralelo – Teatro Municipal do Porto
In 2016 bactéria proposes to Teatro Municipal do Porto, the project Aquecimento Paralelo that runs monthly since then. 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.
Workshops Foco Famílias – Teatro Municipal do Porto
bactéria has been invited to curate and create specific workshops within the context of Foco Famílias 2017 and 2018 – an event created and mediated by PARALELO.
Foco Famílias, is a yearly event, happening in December and includes several activities for all ages, occupying Teatro Campo Alegre.
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.
Conquering the studio: a time for research
Focusing on research and new modes of production promoting relation between artists and communities, Cristina proposed this project to artist led institutions. In Conquering the studio, the local artists choose an international or national artist to work on their research for a week. Together they share ideas and unfold thoughts. Some collaborations still go on presently!