Mark Deputter2017-2018 Season Artistic Direction
Mark Deputter was born in Belgium in 1961. He studied at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he completed a first degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures and obtained baccalaureates in Theatre Studies and Philosophy. After completing his studies, he joined the Department of Theatre Studies at the same university. In 1986 and 1987, he received two research scholarships to study at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the University of Vienna. Between 1984 and 1988, he was the editor of the Flemish theatre review Etcetera. In 1988, he became artistic director of the STUC performing arts centre in Leuven, a position that he held until 1995. In 1990, he co-founded the publishing company Bebuquin, which specialised in plays written in Dutch. In Autumn 1995, he moved to Lisbon where he became the director of the Danças na Cidade festival, together with Mónica Lapa. He remained at the head of the organisation until 2008, transforming it into one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe, the alkantara festival. From 1996 to 2001, he was responsible for the dance programming at the Centro Cultural de Belém and, from 2006 to 2007, of the CNB/Teatro Camões. Since October 2008, he has been the artistic director of Teatro Municipal Maria Matos in Lisbon. Over the years, he has developed various artistic projects in all four continents and is a founding member of several European networks.
Pedro SantosMusic Programmer
From 1995 to 2005, he worked as the manager of the record shop and music distributor Ananana, in Lisbon, and, in 2001, was the co-founder of the record shop and music distributor Flur, in Lisbon.
He was the musical co-programmer at the Atlântico festival of Galeria Zé dos Bois, in 1999 (Lisbon); at the Número festival, in 2001 (Lisbon); and at the MadeiraDig festival, in 2004 (Funchal).
As a sound artist, he worked with the Major Eléctrico project, creating radio programmes, music for dance performances, music criticism and writing, and music for advertisements and websites. The project was invited to give concerts by the Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Serralves (Porto), Experimenta Design (Lisbon), Mix Move (Paris, France), Maquinarte (Cáceres, Spain), Sónar (Barcelona, Spain), Atlantic Waves (London, England), Subsonyko (Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde), among others.
Since 2009, he has been the music programmer at Teatro Municipal Maria Matos.
Susana MenezesYoung Audiences Programmer
Susana Menezes has a degree in Product Design from the ESAD College of Art and Design, Matosinhos. She studied on an Erasmus scholarship at Hogeschool, Antwerp, and participated in workshops on project creation and method at the Domain de Boibuche/Vitra Design Museum.
She attended the master’s degree course in Communication and Culture at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and took a postgraduate course at the same institution in Cultural Management in Cities.
Since 2001, she has been working in the area of programming in Educational Services, having begun this activity at the Teatro do Campo Alegre in Porto. She was a consultant for the educational activities of Artemrede, Teatros Associados. In 2006, she began the programme for Children and Young People at Teatro Maria Matos, on which she is still working today.
She has worked as a trainer and guest lecturer at secondary and higher education institutions in the areas of methods of expression, artistic programming and educational services.
Laura LopesProgramming Assistant
Laura Lopes has a degree in Curative Psychopedagogy and completed a postgraduate course in Cultural Management.
From 2004 to 2008, she worked in the area of production and management at Nextart – Centro de Experimentações Artísticas.
Since 2009, she has been a Programming Assistant at Teatro Maria Matos. She is responsible for the management of the European Networks to which Teatro Maria Matos has belonged since June 2012: House on Fire, Create to Connect and Imagine 2020.
Liliana CoutinhoProgramming Assistant
Liliana Coutinho (Lisbon, 1977) is a curator and assistant programmer at Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, where, among other things, she works, together with Mark Deputter, on the curatorship of thematic cycles and the programming of debates and conferences. With a PhD in Aesthetics and Art Sciences from the University of Paris 1, she is a researcher at the Institut A.C.T.E – Université Paris 1 /CNRS. She published “O delicado fio do comum”, in André Guedes, Ensaios para uma antológica, Kunsthalle Lissabon and Cura Books, 2016; “No meio da rua tinha um museu, tinha um museu no meio da rua…”, in O Museu como veículo de desenvolvimento crítico e social, Cadernos do Atelier Júlio Pomar/Documenta, 2016; “L’objet: ni un fétiche ni une preuve, mais un don pour la performance”, in Performance Vie d’Archive, Les presses du réel, 2014; “O Coro, outra vez”, in Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker em Lisboa, INCM, 2013; “On the utility of a universal’s fiction”, in Gimme Shelter: Global Discourses In Aesthetics, Amsterdam University Press, 2013; “Hearing our pathway – A Sensuous Walk”, in Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture, London: Routledge, 2013; “Uma filosofia performativa: A dança como metáfora filosófica no texto de Alphonso Lingis, The first person singular”, in A performance ensaiada: ensaios sobre performance contemporânea, Fortaleza: LICCA, 2012; Do que falamos quando falamos de Performance, Marte n.º 3, Lisbon, 2008; Ana Vieira. O que ocorre nos interstícios da figura?, Ed. Caminho, 2007; among others. From 2013 to 2015, she was responsible for the Educational Service of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. With Rui Pina Coelho, she coordinated and conceived the project for training in performing arts criticism Mais Crítica, and, as a researcher and curator, she worked with the Modern Art Centre (CAM) at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (on publications, research into the collection, lectures and conferences under the scope of the educational programme, and as a curator of the exhibition Túlia Saldanha, 2014), as well as with Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Artistas Unidos and Atelier Re.Al. She was a member of scientific committees, giving lectures in Portugal and abroad, and taught dance history and critical theory at the Forum Dança and the C.E.M. She is a member of the Board of A.I.C.A. – Associação Internacional de Críticos de Arte/Portugal, as well as of the associations Alkantara, Re.Al and And_Lab.
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Maria Ana Freitas
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