Departures and Arrivals



Dinis Machado

With an education on Dance and Visual Arts, his works develop usually from the crossing point of this two areas: were the concrete gesture of plastic construction is reclaimed and worked as choreographic material.

Born in Porto in 1987. Is based in Stockholm since 2012.

Works as a performer for theatre and dance since 1994 and as choreographer of his own works since 2007. Finished in May 2014 the MA in Coreography at DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies. Finished the Independent Studies Program in Visual Arts at Maumaus – Visual Arts School (Lisbon) directed by Jürgen Boch. Has a BA in Theatre by the Superior School of Theatre and Cinema (Lisbon). Has the 7t degree in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance by Balleteatro (Porto).

In 2013 received the life Long Burning (Jardin D'Europe) Swedish co-production by CullbergBallet for his project Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen. The work was one of the nominated for the Pris Jardin D'Europe at ImPulsTanz 2014.

From his education he underlines the contact with Olga Mesa, Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero, Teatro Praga, Jennifer Lacey, Robert Stein, Janez Jansa, Paz Rojo, Lito Walkey, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Sandra Noeh, Jefta Van Dinther, Frederic Gies, Alice Chauchat, Eric Duyckaerts, Massimo Furlan and Juan Dominguez.

Was part of research residencies like Mugatxoan directed by blanca Calvo and Ion Monduate, Encontros Rumo mediated by Vera Mantero and Miguel Pereira, and AWaRE at Festival Alkantara 2014 mediated by Sofa Dias and Vitor Roriz.

Collaborated as performer, among others, with Miguel Pereira, Trischa Brown Dance Company, Rogerio Nuno Costa, Miguel Loureiro, Andre e. Teodosio, Catia Leitao, Isabel Barros, at structures like O Rumo do Fumo, Cao Solteiro, Fundação de Serralves, Teatro Nacional S. João, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II and Balleteatro Companhia.

Works as Choreographer since 2006. Since then directed the shows “Out in Space – Experiences on Autonomy”, “Black Cats Can See in The Dark But Are Not Seen”, “Dinis Machado por Dinis Machado”, “Dramaturgy”, “Still Nature”, “Parole, Parole, Parole” and “Only You” in colaboration and presented in Austria, Croatia, Uruguay, France, Sweden, Germany, England and Portugal in contexts as ImpulsTanz, MDT, Dance 4, Chealsea Theatre, Festival de Danza Contemporãnea de Uruguai, Festival Escritas Na Paisagem, Festival Temps D'images, Festival Da Fábrica, Quarta Parede, ZDB/Negocio, NEC,Edifcio (O Rumo do Fumo/Fórum Dança), Plataforma HR, among others.

Signed the set and light design of all his own performances as of the play “Melodrama” by Rui Catalão, and of the choreography “OP 49” by Miguel Pereira. Runs frequently workshops around his artistic practice and taught a one year course in performance practices at NEC (Porto). Is part of the board of Interim Kultur, a Swedish executive production association created and run by independent artists for their administrative representation and working rights; and recently also of NEC, an association for the development of dance and performing arts in Portugal.

Is an associated artist from ZDB in Lisbon