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.
TMP (season sept - jul)
co-Artistic Director and Performing Arts Curator
2023-2024 TMP Program I
Interim Artistic Director and Performing Arts Curator
2022-2023 TMP Program
Performing Arts Curator
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
Curator for dance, theater and interdisciplinary performances.
Has developed the programs of RETRATOS / PORTRAITS and DOUBLE TROUBLE and has followed several local and national coproductions.
Has been engaged in presenting artists such as: Batsheva, Bibi Dória & Bruno Brandolino, Catarina Miranda, Cleo Diára, Isabél Zuaa & Nádia Yracema, El Conde de Torrefiel, Flávio Rodrigues, Filipe Pereira, François Chaignaud, Grupo VÃO, Léa Drouet, Lígia Soares Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo, Jan Martes, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Joris Lacoste, Julian Hetzel, (LA)HORDE / Ballet national de Marseille, Lígia Soares, Luísa Saraiva, Marcelo Evelin, Marco Martins, Philipe Quesne, Raquel André, Rugilė Barzdziukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė, Sharon Eyal & Guy Behar, Silent Party, Sónia Baptista, Susana Chiocca, Tânia Carvalho.
Palcos Instáveis 2020, 2021, 2022
Eurpean Projects & Networks
Partner member of Moving Borders EU Project and Erasmus+ IMPACT project 2021-2025. Partner member of network Grand Luxe.
Collaborator in the artistic program of Saison Croisée Portugal-France 2021-2022 with La Manufacture - Bordeaux, Centre Pompidou - Paris, Théâtre National de Chaillot - Paris.