Maria Luisa da Silva Galvez Roubaud, is a Professor in the domain of dance studies, at the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa (FMH-UL) and a researcher at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (INET-MD. She directs the Centro de Estudos em Artes Performativas (CEAP, FMH-UL). She received her PHD degree in dance (FMH-UL 2001), an MA degree in Contemporary Portuguese Culture and Literature (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humantities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1991) and a BA degree in Clinical Psychology (University of Lisbon, 1985). Her field of research and interests address the Portuguese theatre dance during modernism and the Estado Novo dictatorship period, contemporary dance in Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries, in the scope of cultural and dance studies, and dance and social inclusion. As listed in her CV below, she integrated funded research projects in these domains and is the author of numerous academic national and international publications and conference papers. She directed the MA and BA in dance studies at FMH-U, as well as post-graduated courses in Dance-movement Therapy/Dance and Inclusion. Invited as visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium), University of Surrey (UK), Conservatório Superior de Danza de Málaga, Universidade de A Coruña (Spain) and Rutgers University (Newark, USA). More recently her research interests focus the connections between biographical studies and dance studies, approach that has also resulted in the curation of exhibitions such as "Francis Graça. Dance, splendour and shadows" (National Museum of Theatre and Dance and the Municipal Theatre of Almada, 2022 and 2023). In the same vein, and envisaging sharing her academic work with the artistic territory and the community, she has collaborated or directed documentaries about dance ("A dança de Paulo Ribeiro vista deste interior", 2016), collaborated with the Portuguese Film Museum and Archives (Cinemateca Portuguesa and ANIM), and worked extensively as a dance writer and critic in the Portuguese press. She has been regularly invited by the Ministry of Culture to sit on selection juries and monitoring committees for dance and performing arts organizations.

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Maria Luisa da Silva Galvez Roubaud

Nomes de citação

  • Roubaud, Luísa
  • Roubaud, Maria Luísa

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • lroubaud@fmh.ulisboa.pt (Profissional)


  • 917228097 (Pessoal)


  • Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - Departamento de Dança. Estrada da Costa - Cruz Quebrada , 1495-688, Cruz Quebrada, Oeiras, Portugal (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Artes


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