Author Archives: Paula Varanda

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Hello and thank you for visiting. This website regards my work and research in Portugal and abroad, which spreads from dance to a good range of activities around contemporary arts and cultural management and policy. This page links to several … Continue reading

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Recently on Critical (dance) Stages

MARGEM – A brutal anatomy of adolescence Extended review published in the Portuguese edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, march 2019 MARGIN (Margem) is a superb new work by Portuguese choreographer Victor Hugo Pontes in collaboration with Joana Craveiro among other … Continue reading

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Recently in dance and cyberspace

Intimacy and affectivity in cyberspace confrence presentation @ What’s love got to do with it? Performance, Affectivity, Intimacy  19-02-2019 – Culturgest, Lisbon In the presence of a reality of emotions, knowledge and social interaction mediated and augmented by information and … Continue reading

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Recently in Cultural Policy

Apoio às artes – um modelo em construção Jornal Público 18-01-2019 Artigo de opinião sobre a revisão em curso do novo modelo de apoio às artes. Apresentação das alterações mais relevantes e discussão das suas implicações. Sempre defendi que o … Continue reading

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Recently in community art

Cultura de inovação e sustentabilidade – uma arte no Alentejo conference presentation @  Congresso Ciência Cultura e Turismo Sustentável Academia das Ciências 27-11-2018 Esta comunicação pretende salientar como a Cultura é um conceito susceptível de variáveis de interpretação e utilização, … Continue reading

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MEDIA THOUGHTS – I’M NOT TECHNOPHOBIC, I THINK…. 2

To IPad or not to IPad (Media thought 12/jun/2014-PV) With these thoughts I want to share a genuine concern and hopefully instigate more critical views on this subject. We need further awareness about what may be hidden, in this kind … Continue reading

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Theatre Review – ISOLDE, by the New York City Players

  About: New York City Players –  Isolde @ Culturgest auditorium, Lisbon, 15th January 2016 Review by: Paula Varanda The New York City Players have come to Lisbon this month for a double bill with Isolde (2014) and The Evening … Continue reading

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25 de Abril sempre ou o valor da marcha

Miúdas, 8,9,12 anos… Foram com as suas mães ao desfile do 25 de Abril… Lá elas ficaram ligeiramente envergonhadas porque as mães, filhas de Abril conscientes da escandaleira roubalheira e bandalheira com que nos estão a governar, gritavam sem pudor, … Continue reading

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UM SUPER BAILARINO INDEPENDENTE

Peter Michael Dietz – Um super bailarino independente (texto lido na noite de homenagem ao Peter Michael Dietz organizada pela Companhia de Dança de Almada, dia 26 de Setembro 2014) Conheço o Peter Michael desde que veio para Portugal nos … Continue reading

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MEDIA THOUGHTS – I’M NOT TECHNOPHOBIC, I THINK….

Christmas: what presents in the immaterial world? (Media thought  6/jan/2014-PV)  As a child I was encouraged to make my own Christmas presents for each member of the family. Me, my sister and my cousins had an aunt that was very … Continue reading

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