Ana Pais is an auxiliary researcher (CEEC) at ICNOVA, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, dramaturge and curator. She is the author of Discourse of Complicité. Contemporary Dramaturgies (Colibri 2004) and Affective Rhythms in the Performing Arts (Colibri 2018) as well as editor of Performance in the Public Sphere (2017, Orfeu Negro) and its online version in English available at www.performativa.pt. More recently, she published public engagement book on the affective atmospheres during the pandemic. Her current research interests are public feelings and embodied knowledge, performativity of affect, conditionings of public affect, performance as capsules of prevalent public feelings. She holds a PhD in theatre studies from the University of Lisbon, during which period she was visiting scholar at PUC-São Paulo (2010) and at the Performance Studies Department/NYU (2011-12), as well as a Master in Contemporary Dramaturgies from the same University. As an FCT postdoctoral fellow, she was a visiting scholar at McGill - Montreal (2016 and 2019) as well as UFBA, Salvador da Bahia (2016). She has been participating in national and international conferences and symposia as well as publishing articles in academic journals since 2000, namely Performance Research and Luso-Brazilian Review. Since 2018, she has been supervising master and doctoral postgraduate research. From 2005 to 2010, she was assistant professor at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon) and, in 2009 and 2015, she was guest assistant professor at the performing arts dept at the University of Évora. From November 2022 to July 2023, she was Visiting Professor at the postgraduate programme of performing arts at UFBA, Salvador da Bahia. Between 2003 and 2004, she has worked as theatre critic in the most distinguished Portuguese newspapers (Público and Expresso). She has also been collaborating as a dramaturge with Portuguese choreographers and directors, the last ones being Sara de Castro, Sónia Baptista and Mário Afonso. She curated, coordinated and produced various discursive practice events, such as: Indirecções Generativas baldio (co-curation; 2013), O Poder dos Afectos Lecture Series (Culturgest, February 2015), Dirty Ear Forum artistic residency (Lisbon, 2015), Projecto P! Performance na Esfera Pública (Lisbon, April 2017). The latter consisted of a Performance Festival, an International Conference and Publications for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Conferência Futurista, by Portuguese artist Almada Negreiros. In 2019, she organized the international conference and workshop In the Flow and was part of the scientific committee of II EASTAP conference, in Lisbon. She co-curated the artistic research project Trançar (1-2 June 2003, UFBA, Salvador da Bahia) and coordinated a research group of postgraduate theatre and dance students on affect and forms of writing (April-June).

Personal identification

Full name
Ana Pais

Citation names

  • Pais, Ana

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • anapais2011@gmail.com (Professional)


Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts - Performing Arts Studies (Musicology, Theater Science, Dramaturgy)


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Italian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
2015/10/01 - 2021/09/30
Project "Practices of Feeling" (Pós-doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Teatro, Portugal
Artistic Studies - theatre studies (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
"Commotion: affective rhythms in the theatrical encounter " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado com distinção e louvor por unanimidade
Theatre Studies (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
"Dramaturgy - towards a theory of complicity" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Muito Bom por unanimidade
Modern literature and languages - Portuguese and English (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
14 valores


Host institution
2023/07/15 - 2029/07/15 Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Comunicação, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2022/11/07 - 2023/07/31 Visiting Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Federal da Bahia Escola de Teatro, Brazil
Universidade Federal da Bahia Escola de Teatro, Brazil
2021/11/01 - 2022/01/06 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2015/09/25 - 2016/01/31 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Évora, Portugal
2005/09/16 - 2010/09/16 Assistant (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Portugal
2009/09/15 - 2010/06/30 Visiting Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Évora, Portugal


Host institution
2015/10/01 - 2021/09/30 Posdoctoral FCT fellowship Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2019/04/15 - 2019/06/15 Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, under the supervision of Prof Erin Hurley McGill University Department of English, Canada
2016/10/10 - 2016/12/15 Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, under the supervision of Prof Erin Hurley Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2016/04/01 - 2016/05/31 Visiting scholar at postgraduate performing arts programme at UFBA, Salvador da Bahia, under the supervision of Professor Ciane Fernandes Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
2011/01/15 - 2012/07/31 Visiting Scholar, under the supervision of Professor André Lepecki. New York University, United States
2010/08/01 - 2010/12/21 Visiting Scholar, under the supervision of Professor Christine Greiner, co-supervisor of my PhD dissertation. Pontífica Universidade Católica, Brazil
2007/09/01 - 2007/11/20 Visiting Scholar New York University, United States


Designation Funders
2018/04 - 2019/04 In the Flow: Public Feelings and Practices of Awareness”
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Designation Funders
2023/07/15 - 2029/07/14 Performing Public Feelings
Research Fellow
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


  1. Pais, Ana. Vera Mantero — Matérias. Forças. Imaginário. Lisbon, Portugal: Orfeu Negro. 2024.
    In press • Editor
  2. Ana Pais. Quem tem medo das emoções?. Lisbon, Portugal: Per Form Ativa Associação Cultural. 2022.
  3. Pais, Ana. Ritmos Afectivos nas Artes Performativas [Affective Rhythms in the Performing Arts]. Lisboa, Portugal: Colibri. 2018.
  4. Pais, Ana. O Discurso da Cumplicidade. Dramaturgias Contemporâneas [The Discourse of Complicité. Contemporary Dramaturgies]. Lisboa, Portugal: Colibri. 2004.
Book chapter
  1. Pais, Ana. "Intimidade entre antípodas [Intimacy between antipodes]". In Artes Performativas e Intimidade [Performing Arts and Intimacy], 59-67. Coimbra, Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2023.
    Published • 10.14195/978- 989 -26 -2267-5
  2. Pais, Ana. "Moving through Affectsoundscapes". In Dirty Ear Report #3, 3-12. Berlin, Germany: Errant Bodies, 2020.
  3. Pais, Ana. "Cartografias Afectivas: interações com um meteorito [Affective Cartographies: Interactions with a Meteorite]". In Uncertain Landscapes. Other places for the Performing Arts, 151-162. Minde, Portugal: Materiais Diversos, 2020.
  4. Pais, Ana. "Um teatro criador de realidades [A Theatre Creating Realities]". In São Luiz 125. Lisbon, Portugal: Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, 2020.
  5. Pais, Ana. "The Paradox of Immersion: Mechanisms of Contagion and Separation in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More". In Theatres of Contagion, edited by Fintan Walsh, 155-169. London, United Kingdom: Methuen Drama, 2019.
    Published • 10.5040/9781350086012.ch-010
  6. Ana Pais. "Lobisomem [Werewoolf]". 239-241. {INET, 2019.
  7. Pais, Ana. "The Audience, One Hundred Years After". In Questioning The Oneness of Philosophy, 127-133. Lisbon, Portugal: Centro de Filosofia FLUL, 2018.
  8. Pais, Ana. "Affective rhythms in Until the Moment When God is Destroyed by the Extreme Exercise of Beauty, by Vera Mantero". In Intensified Bodies from the Performing Arts in Portugal, edited by Gustavo Vicente, 19-47. Bern: Peter Lang UK, 2017.
  9. Pais, Ana. "Pensar o Futuro da Interdisciplinaridade: A Trilogia Flatland [Thinking the Future of Interdisciplinary: the Flatland Trilogy]". In Ensaios Ruminantes. Sobre a Obra Performativa de Patrícia Portela [Ruminating Essays. On the Performative Work of Patrícia Portela], edited by Oliveira, Fernando Matos de; Thiago Arrais, 57-78. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2017.
    Published • 10.14195/978-989-26-1274-4
  10. Pais, Ana. "Pensar, sentir, agir [Thinking, Feeling, Acting]". In Performance na Esfera Pública. Orfeu Negro, 2017.
  11. Pais, Ana; Pais, Ana. "Almost imperceptible rhythms and stuff like that". In Theorizing Sound Writing, edited by Deborah Kapchan, 233-250. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2017.
  12. Pais, Ana. "Lazer, trabalho e afetos ou a arte de identificar o que é importante: Tónan Quito, Tiago Rodrigues e Gonçalo Waddington". Teatro Nacional D. Maria II & Bicho-do-Mato, 2017.
  13. Pais, Ana. "Leisure, Work and Affect, or the Art of Identifying What’s Important: Tónan Quito, Tiago Rodrigues and Gonçalo Waddington". Teatro National D. Maria II & Bicho do Mato, 2017.
  14. Pais, Ana. "O crime compensa ou o poder da dramaturgia [Crime Pays or the Power of Dramaturgy ]". In Dance and Dramaturgy (ies), edited by Ernesto Guedelha; Paulo Caldas, 27-59. Fortaleza e São Paulo: Nexus, 2016.
  15. Pais, Ana. "‘A Way of Listening’. Interview with John Collins (director, Elevator Repair Service, New York)". In New Dramaturgy. International Perspectives on Theory and Practice, edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, 115-124. London: Methuen, 2014.
  16. Pais, Ana. "Notas para uma história da Performance Art em Portugal [Notes towards a history of Performance Art in Portugal]". In Chiado of dramaturgy and performance, edited by José Quaresma, 78-100. Lisbon: Lesa-Cieba/FBAUL, 2014.
  17. Pais, Ana. "Com(tacto): Allan Kaprow e Mónica Calle [Con(tact): Allan Kaprow and Mónica Calle]". In Arte & Eros, edited by José Quaresma, 178-189. Lisbon: FBAUL, 2009.
  18. Pais, Ana. "Tudo o que Aristóteles teria gostado de saber ou perspectivas interdisciplinares sobre a natureza imitativa do ser humano [Everything Aristotle would have liked to know or interdisciplinary perspectives on the mimetic nature of humans]". In Art & Nature, edited by José Quaresma, 14-25. Lisbon: FBAUL, 2009.
  19. Quaresma Pedro, José; Pais, Ana; Cardoso, Andreia Saavedra; Marques, António Pedro; Duarte, Eduardo; Dias, Fernando Rosa; Ferreira, Helena; et al. "Arte & Natureza [Art & Nature]". Universidade de Lisboa. Faculdade de Belas Artes. CIEBA - Secção Francisco de Holanda, 2009.
Book review
  1. Pais, Ana. "Mobilizing and sustaining affect: collective awareness as leverage for social change". Review of Toward a Transindividual Self. A Study in Social Dramaturgy; Performing Resilience for Systemic Pain.; Performances of spiral time. Poetics of the body-screen; Wild Politics (2024): https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-drama-review/latest-issue.
    In press
  2. Pais, Ana. "Oscar Cornago et. al.. Theatre as Public Experience. São Paulo: Hucitec Editora, 2019.". Review of O teatro como experiência pública 2, (2020): 680-685. https://journal.eastap.com/eastap-issue-2/.
  3. Pais, Ana. "Lindsay B. Cummings. Empathy as Dialogue in Theatre and Performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016, vii + 220 pp., €84.99 (hardback), €69.99 (PDF ebook).". 7, 1 (2019): 163-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jcde-2019-0015.
Conference abstract
  1. "Affect Theory World Conference Worldings Tensions Futures". Paper presented in PAP. Performance arte portuguesa - dois ciclos para um arquivo, lisbon, 2016.
  2. "the performative power of affect: moving intensities". Paper presented in Performance Philosophy. staging a field, surrey, 2013.
  3. "Celebrating Revolution in Portuguese Theatre". Paper presented in 14 FIRT Theater and Cultural memory . the event between past and future, Amsterdam, 2002.
Conference paper
  1. Pais, Ana. "Sentir o público ou o poder da intensificação dos afectos [Feeling the audience or the Power of Affect Intensification]". 2016.
Dictionary entry
  1. Pais, Ana. "Dramaturgia [Dramaturgy]". In Condominium - A Lexicon for the Performing Arts (1060-2020), 2023.
    Under revision
Edited book
  1. The Anger! The Fury!. Lisbon, Portugal: author publication - Sónia Baptista. 2021.
    Published • Editor
  2. Performance in the Public Sphere. 2018.
  3. Pais, Ana. Performance na Esfera Pública [Performance in the Public Sphere]. Lisboa, Portugal: Orfeu Negro. 2017.
    Published • Editor
Journal article
  1. Pais, Ana. "Until Chairs Fly: Eleonora Fabião and the Imagination of the Impossible". Performance Research 29 2 (2024):
    Under revision
  2. Pais, Ana. "The felt sense of performance: affective meaning at the edge of words". Studies in Theatre and Performance 43 3 (2023): 261-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2021.1997441.
    Published • 10.1080/14682761.2021.1997441
  3. Pais, Ana. "Thinking at the Edge with Luso-Brazilian Performers: Introducing Affective Methodologies for Artists and Researchers". Luso Brazilian Review 59 2 (2022): 76-95.
  4. Pais, Ana. "To Kill or Die For - The imperceptible tactility of public feelings in Catarina and the Beauty of Killing Fascists by Tiago Rodrigues". Performance Research 27 2 (2022): 81-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2022.2117408.
    Published • 10.1080/13528165.2022.2117408
  5. Pais, Ana; Pina Coelho, Rui. "Pedro Gil: o tempo das coisas [Pedro Gil: the time of things]". (2021): https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sdc/article/view/24312.
  6. Pais, Ana. "Afectos em Performance. Do encontro íntimo ao espaço público [Afect in Performance. from intimate enconters to public space]". MORINGA - Artes do Espetáculo (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.22478/ufpb.2177-8841.2019v10n2.49824.
  7. Pais, Ana. "Re-Affecting the Stage: Affective Resonance as the Function of the Audience". Humanities (2016): http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/h5030079.
    Open access • 10.3390/h5030079
  8. Pais, Ana; Pais, Ana. "From effect to affect: narratives of passivity and modes of participation of the contemporary spectator". STUDIA UBB DRAMATICA 2 (2015): 123-149. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/29615.
  9. Pais, Ana. "Affective temporalities in Gob Squad’s Kitchen (you’ve never had it so good)". (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/10451/29608.
  10. Pais, Ana. "Performance: a ressonância como qualidade sensível do acontecimento teatral [Resonance as the felt quality of theatrical events ]". Sala Preta (2010): http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2238-3867.v10i0p243-250.
  11. Pais, Ana. "Das pequenas e iluminadas coisas [of the wee and illuminated things]". Sinais de Cena 11 (2009): 15-16. https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sdc/article/view/12688.
  12. Pais, Ana. "Espaço para o recomeço, com Eros [space to start again, with Eros]". Sinais de Cena 9 (2008): 13-15. https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sdc/article/view/12593.
  13. Pais, Ana. "Piccola mappa teatrale dell’estremo occidente d’Europa [Small theatrical map of Europe's Western Extreme]". Hystrio 2 (2007): 4-5.
  14. Pais, Ana. "Refazer o deslumbramento da decifração: Trilogia Flatland, de Patrícia Portela [Remaking the enchantment of deciphering: Flatland Trilogy, by Patrícia Portela]". Sinais de Cena 7 (2007): 16-19. https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sdc/article/view/12513.
  15. Pais, Ana. "Imagens que fizeram memória: nos 30 anos d¿O Bando [Images that constructed memory: 30 years of teatro o bando]". Sinais de Cena 2 (2004): 30-30. https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sdc/article/view/12364.
Journal issue
  1. Pais, Ana. "Dramaturgias de Afectos: Sentimentos Públicos e Performance [Dramaturgies of Affect. Public Feelings and Performance]". Dramaturgias (2021): https://periodicos.unb.br/index.php/dramaturgias/article/view/41290.
    Published • Invited editor
  2. Pais, Ana; Gerson Praxedes. "Processos criativos: dramaturgias, materiais e improvisação [Creative Processes: dramaturgies, materials and improvisation]". Cadernos do GIPE-CIT 37 2 (2016):
Magazine article
  1. Pais, Ana. "Ritmos sensíveis [Sensitive Rhythms]", Electra, 2019
Online resource
  1. Pais, Ana. Public Engagement Talk Who is afraid of Emotions? at Descortinar#5, Teatro Municipal of Porto. 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewwc6eCnvwY&t=364s.
  2. Pais, Ana. SO! Podcast #81: The Intimacy and Public Feeling of a Post-Troika Emotional Recovery. 2020. https://soundstudiesblog.com/2020/01/30/so-podcast-81-the-intimacy-and-public-feeling-of-a-post-troika-emotional-recovery/.
  3. Pais, Ana. Moving between worlds – interview with Monica Calle. 2015. http://www.critical-stages.org/11/moving-between-worlds.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Pais, Ana. "Comoção : os ritmos afectivos do acontecimento teatral [commotion: afectiva rhythms of the Theatrical encounter]". PhD, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/12095.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic performance
  1. 2023. Vaziopleno, de Mário Afonso (Dramaturgy Consultant). Centro Artes Lisboa - Festival Temps d'Image.
  2. Sara de Castro; Carla Galvão. 2021. Duas Personagens, de Sara de Castro e Carla Galvão (Dramaturgy Consultant). Festival de Almada.
  1. Ana Cristina Nunes Pais; Sara de Castro. Madalena, de Sara de Castro (script and dramaturgy consultant). 2020.


Thesis Title
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021/08/08 - Current O corpo sensível como traço para o desenho de metodologias criativas em direcção de actores [The sensitive body as an imprint for the development of a creative methodology in actor direction]
Phd in Theatre Studies (PhD)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2021/02/01 - Current Ritos, Danças e Devires. Por uma Dramaturgia Cazumbística da Cena Filmada [Ritual, Dance and becoming. For a Cazumbian dramaturgy of the filmed scene]
Doutoramento em Artes (PhD)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2023/09/01 - 2024/02/28 O Infamiliar: função~monstro e a criação em dança [The unfamiliar: function-monster and creation in dance]
dance (PhD)
Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
2019/01 - 2024/02/06 “Theasthai – the experience of a group of blind people in the theatre auditorium” – Centro de Estudos de Teatro, FLUL.
Co-supervisor of Cintya Andrea Floriani Hartmann
teatro (PhD)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Teatro, Portugal
2018/01/10 - 2021/01/12 A visão das mulheres sobre os próprios corpos: um estudo sobre representações do corpo feminino no teatro feminista [The Vision of Women on their Body: a study on representations of female bodies in feminist theatre ]
Mestrado em Estudos Sobre as Mulheres. As Mulheres na Sociedade e na Cultura (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/01/01 - 2023/06/30 TRanÇar was an artistic research project on possible entanglements of diverse materialities through the lenses of performance studies and affect theory. I have coordinated a practice-based research on Affect and Modes of Writing with postgraduate students of dance and theatre schools of UFBA. The project culminated in a 2-day international conference (TRanÇar). (2023/06/01 - 2023/06/02)
Conference (Co-organisor)
Universidade Federal da Bahia Escola de Teatro, Brazil
2018/04/01 - 2019/05/31 Public Engagement and international symposium. Em Fluxo. Sentimentos Públicos e Práticas de reconhecimento [In the Flow: Public Feelings and Practices of Awareness]. Conferences and workshops by Lisa Blackman, Javier Moscoso, Cassiano S Quillici and Ciane Fernandes (several locations, Lisbon). (2019/05/03 - 2019/05/05)
2015/05 - 2018/10 Public engagement. Projecto P! Performance in the Public Sphere Performance, one-week event in several venues and locations in Lisbon, International Conference at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (speakers: Rebecca Schneider, Jen Harvie, Christine Greiner, Idalina Conde) and Publications (book and open access ebook in English) for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Futurist Conference, by Portuguese artist Almada Negreiros. (2017/04/10 - 2017/04/14)
Festival (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Teatro, Portugal
2015/09/30 - 2016/10/31 The 4th edition of DIRTY EAR Forum, an artistic residency co-curated by Brandon LaBelle and Ana Pais, is dedicated to the topic "The Performativity of Sound and Affect". Like the experience of sound, affective modes of experience happen invite us to listen to sensitive rhythms, to movements and vibrations, to multiple intensities. (2016/09/30 - 2016/10/05)
2015/02/05 - 2015/02/26 Public Engagement Lecture series: O Poder dos Afectos (Culturgest, Lisboa) Speakers: Ana Pais, Sara Falcão Casaca, Inês Brasão, Helena Marujo, Paula Caspão (2015/02/05)
2014/10/29 - 2014/10/29 Public Engagement. "Conversas Domésticas [Domestic Conversations] Series#2": conversations with actors, performers and dancers. programmed by Festival Temps d' Image, Lisbon. available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJCE8284MgM (2014/11/29 - 2014/11/29)
Round table
2013/12/15 - 2013/12/15 Public engagement: "Conversas Domésticas [Domestic Conversation series #1]": conversations with actors, performers and dancers. Festival Temps d'Image, Lisboa. available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcqGSj0bgzM. (2013/12/15 - 2013/12/15)
Round table
2013/09/05 - 2013/09/08 Generative Indirections is an international meeting for artists and researchers. It is supported by the Performance Studies international (PSi) programme of Regional Clusters. Researching the relations between ongoing artistic, social and political forms of life, Generative Indirections intends to explore the potentialities of performance studies in the critical space between the Social Sciences, Humanities and Art, and give voice to counter hegemonic epistemologies, blurring theory and practice. (2013/09/05 - 2013/09/08)
Symposium (Co-organisor)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/05/19 - 2023/05/19 Guest Speaker “A Liberdade como sentimento Público no espectáculo Catarina e a Beleza de Matar Fascistas, de Tiago Rodrigues”
Inquietações - Ciclo de encontros do Programa de Pós-Graduação em artes cénicas ECA/USP
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
2022/05/18 - 2022/05/18 Keynote speaker at II Seminário TEPe (technologically Expanded Performance) - Fortaleza, Univ Ceara
Quem tem medo das emoções? Afectos e Pandemia
Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Portugal
2022/04/25 - 2022/04/25 guest speaker "Da liberdade: entre o valor cultural e o afecto público", PPG-CEN, Univ Brasilia
aPós Explorações, PPG-CEN
Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
2020/10/28 - 2020/10/28 Guest speaker at 68º aPós Explorations series of the postgraduate programme in performing arts (videoconference)
The function of affect in the construction of the felt fabric of theatre
Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
2020/09/29 - 2020/09/29 Paper presented with Daniel Tércio at Constellations III - Art & City, videoconference programme promoted by Intercultural Roots, London.
Sensorial Walk
2020/09/08 - 2020/09/08 Guest speaker. Inaugural conference of the videoconference series Dramaturgias Plurais [Plural Dramaturgies.]
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
2019/07/11 - 2019/07/17 Paper presented at 45th International Council for Traditional Music World Conference, University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand
Soundaffectscapes in Cultural and Artistic Performaces
International Council for Traditional Music, Australia
2019/05/27 - 2019/05/29 Paper presented at SQET 2019 international conference, "Theatre and New Materialisms", Université de Montréal
The atmospheric worlds of Projecto Teatral
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
2019/03/25 - 2019/03/25 Guest speaker at the lecture series Cartograma. 1-day seminar on the research topics of performance and the public sphere as well as performance and affect .
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
2019/02/18 - 2019/02/18 Guest speaker at the symposium What Has Love Got To Do With It, Culturgest, Lisboa.
Radio Intimacy – a podcast
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Comunicação, Portugal
2018/11/01 - 2018/11/02 Paper presented at the IV International Symposium Thinking Affect
The Line of the Heart: the role of affect in performance
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018/10/04 - 2018/10/06 performance-lecture presented with Daniel Tércio at the International Symposium Performance and Intimacy
Intimacy between antipodes
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/07/09 - 2018/07/13 Paper presented at the FIRT 2018, Theatre and Migration, Belgrad
Beautiful ladies, beautiful gentlemen the borders are open”: game, power and public affect in Rimini Protokoll’s Home visit Europe’
Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu Fakultet dramskih umetnosti, Serbia
2017/07/10 - 2017/07/14 Paper presented at the FIRT 2017, Unstable Geographies - Multiple Theatricalities
Can Performance Art shape, recreate and participate in the public sphere?
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
2016/12/13 - 2016/12/13 Guest speaker at Trindade Lecture series, Theatre of Trindade, Lisboa
Activar, escutar e surfar ou o teatro como prática de sentir
2016/11/10 - 2016/11/10 Guest speaker at Vila das Artes, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Commotion: the performativity of affect in audience engagement
2016/10/29 - 2016/10/29 Guest speaker at III Seminário de Arte (Art Seminar)
Sentir o Público ou o poder da intensificação dos afectos
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
2016/07/22 - 2016/07/22 Guest speaker at the Symposium Portuguese Performance Art, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa
Far from sight, close to the heart
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Comunicação, Portugal
2016/01/25 - 2016/01/25 Guest speaker at interdisciplinary research seminar Hist-ex . History and Philosophy of Experience
Staging Emotions, potentiating affects
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
2015/10/14 - 2015/10/17 paper presented at the Affect Theory World Conference Worldings Tensions Futures
The Politics of Encounter: listening as intensification of affect
Millersville University, United States
2015/09/12 - 2015/09/12 Guest speaker at II Symposium of Positive Psychology
Does theatre bring happiness?
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Portugal
2015/04/13 - 2015/04/13 Paper presented at the international conference What is Performance Philosophy
The performative power of affect: moving intensities
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
2013/06/26 - 2013/06/29 Paper presentation at the International Psi Conference "Now Then: Performance and Temporality
Affective temporalities in Gobsquad’s Kitchen (you’ve never had it so good)
Theatre and Performance Studies Department University of Stanford, United States

Jury of academic degree

Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2023/12/11 O Dramaturgo-Encenador: Conceito e Estudo de Poéticas [the director-dramaturge: concept and study of poetics]
(Thesis) Arguer
Thiago Arrais Pereira (PhD)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2023/06/20 qualification exam for Phd dissertation - ethics and choreographic composition
(Thesis) Main arguer
Jorge Alencar (PhD)
Escola de Dança da UFBA, Brazil
2023/04/26 qualification exam for Phd dissertation - monstrosity and dance creation
(Thesis) Main arguer
Marcos Rezende Buiati (PhD)
Universidade de Brasilia Pós-graduação em Artes Cénicas, Brazil
2022/06/15 dramaturgy and dance
(Thesis) Main arguer
Edson Beserra (Master)
2022/03/21 Desejos no Feminino: um projecto performativo sobre mulheres
(Thesis) Main arguer
Mariana Saraiva dos Santos Venes (Master)
Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Portugal
2022/03/14 O corpo que nasce da improvisação e a sua potência no espaço público
(Thesis) Main arguer
Rodrigo Silva da Fonseca (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2022/03/09 Casa Imperial, Corpo Tropical. Dramaturgia e Imaginário Recíproco entre Brasil e Portugal (1985-2017) [Imperial House, Tropical Body. Dramaturgy and mutual imaginary between Brasil and Portugal]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Jorge Eduardo Louraço da Silva Figueira (PhD)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/07/17 Performatividades em Exposição: Encontros e Desencontros entre Performances e Contextos Curatoriais [Performativities in Exhibition: Encounters and Disencounters between Performances and Curatorial Contexts]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Daniela Andreia Ferreira Salazar (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2020/01/15 A performance arte como intervenção nos Encontros Internacionais de Arte (1974-1977)[Performance Art as intervention in the International Art Encounters (1974-1977)]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Caroline Rebeca Comin Silva (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2020/01/09 John Cage. A Obra Indeterminada [John Cage. The Indeterminate Oeuvre]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Ana Luísa Valdeira da Silva Pereira Vieira (PhD)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2019/12/17 Companhia Maior: da experiência de envelhecimento ao corpo performativo [Companhia Maior: from the experience of the aging body to the performative body]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Maria de Fátima Alves Gomes de Vasconcelos (Master)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2019/12/09 Dramaturgias Conviviais. Formas para a experiência do comum [Convivial Dramaturgies : ways of experiencing the commons]
(Thesis) Main arguer
Luciana Romagnoli (PhD)

Committee member

Activity description
Institution / Organization
2021/02/03 - Current Editorial committee of the journal Conceição/Conception. UNICAMP, Brazil
Advisor / Consultant
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
2020/11/12 - Current Editorial committee of ebook collection Composições para o dissenso: perspectivas íbero-americanas para a dança [Compositions for dissensus: iberian-american perspectives for dance]
Advisor / Consultant
Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Mexico

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019/09/23 - 2019/09/25 II EASTAP Conference “Shared Memory(ies) – creation, research and politics in the European Contemporary Stage CET - FLUL /UL

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2024/02/14 - 2024/06/06 Geopolitics of affect: embodied knowledge and public feelings master Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/01/16 - 2023/01/19 Practical workshop on Thinking at the Edge methodologies at PPGAC - UFBA, Salvador da Bahia Universidade Federal da Bahia Escola de Teatro, Brazil
2022/04/04 - 2022/04/24 Practical workshop on Thinking at the Edge methodology - PP-CEN, Univ Brasilia embodied methodologies Universidade de Brasilia Pós-graduação em Artes Cénicas, Brazil
2021/10/01 - 2022/01/30 Workshop II - Affect theory. politics of affect and stage dispositives (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2021/02/03 - 2021/02/03 Guest speaker "Performance in pandemic times" at doctoral seminar Estudos Avançados - Tópicos em Estudos de Dança (Doutoramento) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Portugal
2020/09/14 - 2021/01/21 Workshop II - Affect theory. practical experimentation of methodology of Thinking at the Edge (Eugene Gendlin) Workshop II seminar (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2020/01/07 - 2020/01/07 guest speaker "Dance, Performance and Dramaturgy" at doctoral seminar Estudos Avançados - Tópicos em Estudos de Dança (Doutoramento) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Portugal
2019/11/26 - 2019/11/26 guest speaker "commotion: the affective rhythms of the theatrical event" at master seminar Dança em Contexto (Mestrado) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2019/11/14 - 2019/11/14 Guest speaker "Performing the personal is political" "Corporealities in Contemporary US Feminist Art" (Mestrado) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2016/09/07 - 2016/09/09 Comoção. a performatividade dos afectos na relação com o público [Commotion: the performativity of affect in audience engagement¿], Vila das Artes, Fortaleza ¿ Brasil 3-day workshop: ¿ non-academic
2014/04/01 - 2014/04/30 Dramaturgismos para o século 21 [dramaturgy for the XXI century] at SP-Escola de Teatro - Brazil graduate course
2014/04/01 - 2014/04/30 "Dramaturgy in the 21st century: procedures" . course at SP Escola de Teatro, São Paulo - Brazil contemporary dramaturgies SP EScola de Teatro, Brazil

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2023/11/01 - Current RED (Revista Estud(i)os em Dança INET-MD
2020/03/05 - Current Conceição|Conception , do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes da Cena do Instituto de Artes da UNICAMP,
2015/10/01 - Current Sinais de Cena Centro de Estudos de Teatro
2023/07/01 - 2023/08/10 Urdimento: Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas (2358-6958) UDESP

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2024/05/01 - 2024/06/15 Member of the jury of the grants for artistic creation program, promoted by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal
2022/07/01 - 2022/12/31 Member of Jury of DGARTES - Teatro Sustentados 2022 (Dgartes is the public agency for arts funding in Portugal. I was part of the jury for theatre, 2-4 year support funding programs) Republica Portuguesa Direção-Geral das Artes, Portugal
2022/05/01 - 2022/06/15 Member of the jury of the funding "International Training in Arts Application 20232 [“Formação em Artes no Estrangeiro 2023”] promoted by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal


2024 Proficiency in Thinking at the Edge Award
The International Focusing Institute (USA)., United States
2021 Rede Eunice Ageas [Rede Eunice Ageas touring prize ] for the performance Madalena
Teatro Nacional D Maria II EPE, Portugal