In July 2022, after the departure of the former director, Cristina was nominated Interim Artistic Director of DAP, comprising Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD and CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva.
From February 2023 onwards, in an attempt for a new leadership model, became coARTISTIC DIRECTOR together with Drew Klein.
The collaboration with Teatro Municipal do Porto began in 2017 and 2018, when, in both years, Cristina Planas Leitão joined the audience mediation team for the period of DDD - Festival Dias da Dança.
In September 2018, she was invited by then Artistic Director Tiago Guedes to take over the role of General Coordinator of DDD - Festival Dias da Dança for the edition of 2019, on a full-time basis.
In May 2019, she became the Performing Arts Curator at Teatro Municipal do Porto and DDD - Festival Dias da Dança for the following seasons and in 2021 she created the artistic project, guidelines and mission of the new CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, in an going research around new formats and ways of sustainable research and and support to artists, with a focus on locality.
Since then, has been Performing Arts curator for the regular season of TM Porto, DDD - Festival and CAMPUS PCS.
DDD - Festival Dias da Dança
Artistic Director and Performing Arts Curator
2023 – DDD Festival Program
Performing Arts Curator
2022 – DDD Festival Program
2021 – DDD Festival Program
Festival DDD 2019 - Program
Festival DDD 2018 – Program
Festival DDD 2017 – Program
Since 2019, curator for dance and all parallel programs. Has developed the program of DDD CAMPUS, 3D and Guests since the 2021 edition.
Has invited performances by artists such as: Ana Isabel Castro, Daniela Cruz, Diana Niepce, Dori Nigro, Emmanuel Eggermont, Faye Driscoll, Gaya de Medeiros, Gustavo Ciríaco, Flóra Detraz, Lia Rodrigues, Matija Ferlin, Meg Stuart, Odete, Piny, Tânia Carvalho, Tatiana Julien, Vânia Doutel Vaz, with an attention to locality, intersections of dance and other disciplines, hybrid formats and communities.
Executive Coordinator for the 2019 Edition - responsible for coordinating the team (70 ppl - production, admin, maintenance, communication and technique); establishing the partnerships for the Festival with venues, embassies, sponsors; defining the planning of the Festival; working together with the Artistic direction defining venues and schedules; budget management of DDD+FITEI (800k).
Audience mediator for the 2017 and 2018 editions, establishing connections with schools, associations and bridges with the main program.