© Susana Chicó

Choreographer, performer and researcher.

After many years of working in collaboration with a diverse constelation of artists in the performing arts, he began producing and creating his own choreographic work in 2017 with “of disconcert, of adventure”, followed by the series “Propositions” (2018), “I’ll only create what I cannot imagine” (2019), “on the one hand / on the other” (2021), “Trapeze” (2021) and “Wisp” (2021).

He is co-curator of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s “Dance not Dance” programme and curator of the Estúdios Victor Cordon “Falar as Danças” programme.

He holds a PhD from the UT Austin | Portugal Programme with the thesis “Choreographic Objects: Abstractions, Transductions, Expressions” (2016) and a BA in “Contemporary Dance: Choreography and Context” from the Berlin University of the Arts (2010). He also attended the following courses: “Interdisciplinary Performing Arts” at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2008), “Scientific Creativity and Artistic Research” at the AND_Lab (2011), both in Lisbon, and “Symposium of Artistic Practices” at the Mezzanine Association, in Porto (2017).

He received scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2008-2009) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2010-2014). He was an associate researcher at the Colab UT Austin | Portugal (2010-2011), the Inter-University Dance Centre in Berlin (2013-2014), the Linguistics Research Centre at the New University of Lisbon (2010-2016) and, at the same university, the Performance and Cognition Research Group at ICNova (2019-2022).

He was national coordinator of INATEL’s theatre sector (2005), artistic director of the “New Circus of Ribatejo” (2004-2007), Adjunct Professor of Media Studies at the Institute of Advanced Technologies, in Lisbon (2015-2016), and Adjunct Professor of Body and Movement at the Theatre School of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (2019-2020).

Examples of his publications are: “Nexus at the Limits of Possibility” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), “Digital Choreographies: Problems and Potentialities” (Interact, 2018), “Choreographic Transductions Across Media” (Sinais de Cena, 2020), “Genealogies of dance as an artistic practice in Portugal” (Coimbra University Press, 2020) and “Diagramming a Timeline of Dance” (Routledge, 2023).

He is a founding member of the associations Cotão (2006) and Apneia Colectiva (2019) and an associate artist of Associação Parasita since 2019, which he co-directs.

Among other somatic practices, he has been studying Klein Technique since 2007.