Ana Rita Teodoro


Barreiro, Portugal, 1982.

Ana Rita holds a Master in “Dance, Creation and Performance” by CNDC Angers and University Paris 8 (2011/2013), where she developed as a research the creation of a “Delirious Anatomy”. The research resulted in the Collection Delirius Anatomy, composed of small dance pieces dedicated to one part of the body: Orifice Paradis (2012), Gut’s Dream (2013), Plateau and Pavilion (2017). In 2002, she was a student in the “Research and Choreographic Creation Course” at Fórum Dança and in 2005 in the “Choreography Course” organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, both in Lisbon. She actively participates in the research activities at c.e.m. where she begins the study of the body via experiential anatomy, philosophy and multidisciplinary intersection, with Sofia Neuparth, among others. In 2007/2010 she took the “Chi Kung Instructors Course”, from the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Lisbon. Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh has been one of her areas of greatest artistic investment. Since 2007 she has participated in different workshops led by artists and researchers such as: Tadashi Endo, Sankai Juko, Torifune, Akira Kasai, Min Tanaka, Yoshito Ohno, Patrick De Vos and Christine Greiner. In 2015, she received the “Artistic Improvement Scholarship” from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to study with Yoshito Ohno in Japan. In 2016, she developed a research around the practice of Butoh with the support Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse from the Center National de la Danse, CN D (Pantin). This research culminates in the performance-conference entitled Your Teacher, please (2018). Ana Rita Teodoro created the following solo choreographies – MelTe (2009), Curva (2010), Assombro (2015) and her first group piece FoFo (2019) with the support of “New Settings” from the Hermes Foundation. In the context of the CN D pedagogical service, Ana Rita conceived two spectacular conferences for the young audience: Conference 1 – The Body (2019) and Conference 2 – Short History of the body imagery (2020). Her works have already been presented in Austria (MUMOK and 8: tension Festival Impulstanz in Vienna), in Germany (Volksbüne in Berlin), in France (Théâtre de la Cité International, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at CN D in Pantin, in Théâtre de Vanves in Vanves, Festival DãnsFabrik — Le Quartz in Brest, La Manufacture in Bordeaux, Festival Constellations in Toulon) in Portugal (Culturgest in Lisbon, Materiais Diversos in Minde, Teatro Sá da Bandeira in Santarém, Festival DDD in Porto) and at Taipei city in Taiwan. She currently works with the musician Julien Desprez and is interpreter on his piece Coco (2019), she works on several specific projects with artists such as João dos Santos Martins (Trolaró, Casa da Dança de Almada – 2020) and visual artist Adelaïde Feriot (Palais de Tokyo – 2019). She was also a dancer for João dos Santos Martins in Projecto Continuado (2015), in Companhia (2018) and in Antropocenas (2017) by the same choreographer and Rita Natálio. She was an associate artist at the Center National de la Danse, CN D (Pantin) between 2017 and 2019 and has been an artist of the Parasite Association since her creation date in 2015.

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