Associated Artists

Aurora Negra

Aurora Negra is the collective created by Cleo Diára, Isabél Zuaa and Nádia Yracema. The three of them graduated from ESTC (Lisbon School of Theatre and Cinema) and have followed a career in interpretation and creation for Theatre and Cinema, both nationally and internationally. The project was born to create a space where they could tell their stories with their own narratives, fictions, voices and bodies, celebrating their ancestry in all forms. Since 2020 they have created the shows Aurora Negra and Cosmos, and are working on their third show A Missão da Missão.

Diana Niepce

Dancer, choreographer, writer and activist. She graduated from Escola Superior de Dança did Erasmus at Teatterikorkeakoulun, in Helsinki, and Masters in Art and Communication at UNL. She's the creator of many pieces that merge cricus, dance and performance, like Walk, Diana, awarded by SPA in 2021. Curator and instructor of projects that seek to work with political bodies and generate creators with disabilities. She published many articles and texts, like Walk, Diana (edited by Sistema Solar). 


Jonas&Lander, a duo of portuguese choreographers, have been collaborating since 2011. Cascas d'OvO is the first work that took them to several national and international stages. They also created and presented Matilda Carlota, Arrastão, Adorabilis, Lento e Largo and Coin Operated. Jonas&Lander were distinguished as an "Aerowaves Priority Company" in 2014 and 2017. In 2021, they decided to rescue the lost dances of Portuguese music genre Fado with Bate Fado, named by Expresso and Público as best dance show of the year. By the end of 2022, they began creating Maçã de Adão

Gaya de Medeiros

Gaya de Medeiros (1990, Brazil). She attended the Animation Cinema course at UFMG/BR. She studied classical ballet, contemporary and urban dances, as well as jazz. Gaya has worked for 9 years as a dancer for Companhia de Dança do Palácio das Artes (2010-2019). She's the author of the pieces After Party (2020) and Atlas da Boca (2021). She's worked with Gustavo Ciríaco, Tiago Cadete and Sónia Baptista. Gaya funded BRABA.plataforma, which aims to enable creative actions directed and led by trans/non-binary people. Interested in researching the intersections between the word and the body, the private and the public, the intimate and the social, Gaya wonders about the place of drama in contemporary times.

Mário Coelho

Mário Coelho joined the degree in Theatre – Acting at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School in 2012. Among his creations, he highlights É Difícil para Mim Dançar! (It’s Hard for Me to Dance), Teatro da Politécnica, Fuck Me Gently!, Rua das Gaivotas 6/CCB, and Lisbon Sisters, CCB. In 2021, he was the winner of the AGEAS / TDNDMII New Talent Award. In 2022, he premiered his latest creation, Se te portares bem, vamos ao McDonald’s! (If you Behave, We’ll Go to McDonalds!), co-produced by Teatro do Bairro Alto (TBA).

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Marlene Monteiro Freitas, studied dance at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at ESD and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon). She worked with choreographers such as Loïc Touzé, Emmanuelle Huynh, Tânia Carvalho and Boris Charmatz. In 2015, she co-founded P.OR.K, the structure that has been producing her work since then. In 2018, she was awarded a Silver Lion by the Venice Biennale, and in 2020, her work Bacchae was awarded by Les Prémis de la Critica d’Arts Escèniques of Barcelona. In 2022, she was awarded the Chanel Next Prize and the Evens Arts Prize. Since 2020, she co-curates the project (un)common ground, on the artistic and cultural inscription of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Odete works between performance, text, visual arts and music. Her work is obsessed with historiographical writing, using erotics and paranoia as two somatic ways of relating to the archival materials. She writes through her body, speculating biographies of historical characters through epidermic pleasures: fashion, personality, presence, fragrance, grace, sensibility. She claims to be a bastard daughter of Lucifer, descending from the medieval practice of satanic pacts to alter one’s gendered body. Lately she has been researching and working around building connection points between “effeminate” histories, from the baroque Castrati to the 19th century dandies.


Piny believes in a free artistic creation and a cross-research between academia and informality. She is a dancer, performer, choreographer, researcher and teacher. Born in Lisbon of Portuguese and Angolan roots, she graduated in Architecture and Contemporary Dance. In 1999, she began studying North African dances and their contemporary fusions, and since 2006 she has also dedicated herself to Hip Hop culture, Clubbing and Ballroom. She develops her path between performance, creation and curation.

Rogério Nuno Costa

Rogério Nuno Costa (1978) is a performer, theatre director, writer, researcher, pedagogue and curator. He lives and works between Portugal and Finland, developing para-artistic and documentary work of a hybrid and cross-disciplinary nature. His pieces explore and problematize the fields of performing arts and literature at their intersections with philosophy, art theory and social and communication sciences. He collaborates with several artists as dramaturg and editorial coordinator.

Teatro Praga

Teatro Praga define themselves as a group or federation of artists, with a coat of arms and a history. When someone asks who they are, they usually propose a rephrasing of the question, since they are something different with every show or day that passes. Still, they rejoice with the established order and find the unpredictable variations of themselves to be a way of enlarging the concept of predictability. Teatro Praga was born in 1995 and is currently located at Rua das Gaivotas in Lisbon. The group has been regularly creating theatre plays co-produced by the most prestigious contemporary cultural institutions in Portugal and have performed at several festivals and events in other European countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Denmark and Poland), in Israel and in China.


Tita Maravilha

Tita Maravilha is an actress, singer, performer, and clown who explores the political body in her artistic endeavors. A graduate of the University of Brasilia in 2018, she is Brazilian and has been residing in Portugal since 2018. Collaborating with the artist Cigarra, she is developing the electronic music and performance project Trypas-Corassão. Tita Maravilha has contributed to the creation of four works, including Exercise for Mediocre Performers (2021) and Exercise for a Poor Theater or Letter to Grotowski (2022). She is the director and curator of the Precárias: Performance Festival. In November 2021, she published the article Arte Travesti is Urgent in the Contemporânea magazine. She won the 5th edition of the Amélia Rey Colaço Grant with the project Es Tr3s Irms and is recognized as an urgent artist in Lisbon's contemporary art scene.