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[O Sistema] — Cristina Planas Leitão

November 21 - November 30

© CPL_O SISTEMA1 - Cristina Leitão

[O Sistema] — Cristina Planas Leitão

[THE SYSTEM] is a piece about something that collapsed during its time. It’s about a before and an after and it’s above all a reflection that starts from a system that doesn’t serve us.
This piece treats the system, any system, like a stone that needs to be broken, like an ore that needs to be extracted, like a rough diamond that needs to be cut, like a crystal permeable to light. [THE SYSTEM] explores the solidarity generated from collective work and addresses the very notion of labor, of toil as a generator of action, of movement.
The stone has broken!


About Cristina Planas Leitão

Degree in Contemporary Dance, ArtEZ, Arnhem (NL), 2006.
She approaches her choreographic work as an act of resistance and affect, researching themes connected with social and political movements and their relationship with the performative body, in the intimacy of the theater. She created The very delicious piece and The Very Boring Piece, co-creations with Jasmina Krizaj, bear me, FM [featuring mortuum] and UM [unimal] – the latter highlighted by the newspapers Expresso and JN in the top 10 of 2018. . Her work is documented in the series Portugal que Dança / RTP2 (Ep. 02).
As a performing arts curator, she highlights her collaboration with Teatro Municipal do Porto since 2018, where she integrates the programming team for the regular seasons since 2019/2020, Festival DDD – Dias da Dança since the 2020 edition and CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva in its artistic program development and opening in 2021. Since July 2023 assumes the co-Artistic Direction of Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD – Dias da Dança and CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva.
As a teacher, she has had continued education with David Zambrano, being part of the only group certified to teach and develop the Flying Low and Passing Through dance techniques (2010, Costa Rica), which since then has taught internationally at Universities and studios with a somatic and unconventional approach, as well as workshops around the content of her artistic practice. She is a mentor and regular teacher at ArtEZ HK, Arnhem (NL).
She practices Hatha Yoga (CYT 200), studies Vedanta and Vedic Astrology.


November 21
November 30
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