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  1. Jorge Gonçalves works as an independent curator, choreographer, dramaturge, production manager, performer, teacher and other practices related to the performing arts and cultural field. Jorge holds a MA on Choreography at Amsterdam University of Arts (AHK, Amsterdam, 2014), a post-graduation on Artistic Performance - Dance (FMH, Lisbon, 2006), Contemporary Dance course at Balleteatro Escola Profissional (Porto, 2005) and a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEUP, Porto, 2002).
    Co-founder and director of MEZZANINE, since its foundation from 2009 to 2017, he developed a series of curatorial events with multiples formats at Porto, Portugal. From 2008 to 2011, he also co-founded and directed Obra Madrasta, an artist-run platform and network. In 2009, he was the co-responsible and artistic director of OOPSA Association and from 2010 on, he has collaborated with various institutions as Uferstudios Berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin.
    On different contexts as in theatres, museums, galleries and site-specific, Jorge’s following work has been presented at Portugal, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands: Duet (2006), Fiction (2009), Gilet (2009), Antoine (2010), Third Act (2010), Open Season (2011), Conquest of Deborah Hay (2011), A suspended gesture (2014), Holding the hands at the tip of my words (2017), The world of immaterial and common hands (2018).
    Jorge has worked as a dramaturge with Goro Tronsmo, Muscle Temple, (2012-2015), Daniel Kok (Cheerleader of Europe, 2014 and The Gay Romeo, 2011) and Keith Lim (re: self, 2011). He was the choreographic collaborator for Mathilde Monnier in Surrogated Cities, an opera by Heiner Goebbels, at the Ruhrtriennale 2014.
    As a performer and dancer, Jorge worked and toured for choreographers as Anna Pehrsson, Litó Walkey, Rebecka Stillman, Elisabete Finger, Dinis Machado, DD Dorvillier, Daniel Kok, Isabelle Schad, Né Barros among others.


    He has been collaborating with various institutions at Portugal (Balleteatro, Asas de Palco, MARTE, Casa da Música) and internationally (HZT and Tanzfabrik Berlin) by giving workshops and mentoring performing arts students.


    Impalpable Intentions _ Old Church at São João de Ver (PT) 2019

    Peripheral complexes and the intimacy of a geometry _ Teatro Helena Sá e Costa, Porto (PT) 2019

    The domesticity of a rhinoceros and the immateriality in hands _ Family Film Festival, Porto (PT) 2018

    The world of immaterial and common hands _ Centro Negra, AADK Espanha, Blanca (ES) 2017

    Holding the hands at the tip of my words _ Cineteatro António Lamoso, Santa Maria da Feira (PT) 2017

    Uma mão que arranca uma frase de dentro (2014) Serralves Museum, Porto (PT) 2014

    A suspended gesture _ Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam (NL) 2014

    Conquest _ Improvisações/Colaborações Serralves Museum at Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde (PT) 2011

    Open season _ Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) 2011

    Third act _ Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) 2010

    Antoine _ Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) 2010

    Fiction _ Casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez (PT) 2009

    Gilet _ Infiltrasom Event, Viana do Castelo (PT) 2009

    Duet _ Alkantara Festival, Lisboa (PT) 2006



    Out There _ Porto (PT) 2017

    Artistic Practice Symposium II _ Porto (PT) 2017

    MARIAS _ Porto (PT) 2017

    Artistic Practice Symposium I _ Porto (PT) 2017

    ½ Pension Mode'17 _ Porto (PT) 2017

    ½ Pension Mode'16 _ Porto (PT) 2016

    The Porto Sessions, Meg Stuart _ Porto (PT) 2015

    ARIADNE, Peter Stamer _ Porto (PT) 2017

    City Maquette, Mathilde Monnier _ Guimarães (PT) 2012

    Pass By, Iris Julian _ Porto (PT) 2011

    THE PART, Antonija Livingstone _ Porto (PT) 2010