Choreographer and performer Filipa Francisco began studying dance at age 11 at Academia Almadense with Maria Franco. She attended classes at Companhia de Dança de Lisboa and at the Rui Horta studio. She continued her studies in Dance, Theatre, Improvisation and Dramaturgy at Escola Superior da Dança in Lisbon, with the Trisha Brown Company and at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, as well as with dramaturge André Lepecki.
She has worked with choreographers and directors such as Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero, Sílvia Real, Madalena Vitorino, Rui Nunes, Aldara Bizarro, Paula Castro, Bruno Cochat, Lucia Sigalho, and João Garcia Miguel. Together with Bruno Cochat, she is a founding member of Cia. Torneira and created Nu Meio, performed since 1996. Other creative highlights include Leitura de Listas with André Lepecki and Duet and Bicho, created with Basque choreographer Idoia Zabaleta.
Over nine years, Filipa Francisco developed an arts training and creation programme with prison inmates in Castelo Branco (Projecto Rexistir). She coordinated Nu Kre bai na bu onda – a training and creation project in Cova da Moura in the Lisbon periphery that resulted in the performance Íman, selected by the newspaper Público as the best dance performance of 2008.
Her performance with traditional dance groups, The Journey, has been presented in Portugal, Wales, and Brazil. Projecto Espiões, with Sílvia Real, Miguel Pereira, and Francisco Camacho, is her most recent work.
Filipe Reis is an anthropologist, professor at ISCTE in Lisbon, and researcher at Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA). He has worked in the field of anthropology and education for many years, and as a teacher and researcher, has been involved in projects for pedagogical innovation and integration of research in higher education. His research interests include anthropology of the media and technology, with a focus on sound technology and the concept of sound landscape. He produces experimental work that seeks to combine sound art and anthropology.
Luis Bento Coelho
Luis Bento Coelho holds a phD in Acoustics. He is a specialist in Acoustic Engineering; Professor of Acoustics at the University of Lisbon; researcher in the field of environmental acoustics and soundscapes; and author of books and techno-scientific articles about sound and noise.
Paulo Raposo is an anthropologist, Professor at the Depart of Anthropology at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), and researcher at Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA). His interest in Performance Studies has led him to collaborate with several artistic organisations and events, and he is part of team that coordinates the Nomadic Seminars in Performance Studies (since 2015, in Lisbon).
Paulo Raposo has professional experience and training in Theatre.
As an activist, he has belonged to several collectives and platforms for political action in Portugal. He co-edited, with John Dawsy, a dossier about “Artivism” (Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia, 2015).
His research on cultural performances has been published in various Portuguese and international publications and in Por detrás da Máscara: Ensaio em Antropologia da Performance (2011). In Brazil, he co-edited the collection A Terra do Não-lugar: Diálogos entre Performance e Anthropologia (2014).
Pedro Tudela was born in Viseu in 1962. He completed his degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Oporto in 1987, where he is currently an assistant professor. As a student, he co-founded Grupo Missionário and organised national and international exhibitions of painting, postal art, and performance.
Pedro Tudela has participated in several performance festivals since 1982. He created and presented radio shows on xfm between 1995 and 1996. In 1992, he founded the multimedia collective Mute Life dept. [Mld] for the exhibition Mute … life. He turned towards sound production in 1992, participating in concerts, performances, and recordings, in Portugal and abroad.
Co-founder and member of the multidisciplinary, digital music project @c., Paulo Tudela is also a founding member of the media label Crónica. He has worked as scenographer since 2003 and has regularly presented his visual arts work in solo exhibitions since 1981. He has participate in numerous group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad since the early 1980s.
His work is in public and private museums and collections. He lives and works in Oporto.