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Open Sky: Guided Tours with Paula Varanda

Updated: Oct 27, 2022



Come rain or shine, this weekend (October 22 and 23) we will talk and walk with Paula Varanda in another edition of the Open Sky guided walks at Mina de São Domingos. The meeting point will be at the Cineteatro at 10:00.

Don't miss the opportunity to (re) discover this territory and the public art interventions of the Malacate Project through her perspective!


©Paulo Branco


Paula Varanda holds a PhD in artistic studies and humanities from Middlesex University in London and a degree from Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon. She has coordinated several artistic projects, taught in several institutions and has published work, namely in the field of dance and education and dance and new technologies. In this context, she highlights her collaboration with the newspaper Público from which she published 70 dance reviews (Caleidoscópio 2020) and her book Dançar é Crescer - Aldara Bizarro e o Projeto Respira (Caleidoscópio 2012). In 2008, she created the project Dansul - dance for the community in the southeast Alentejo - based in Mértola and carried out in partnership with four municipalities, schools and other local entities, assuming the artistic direction until December 2015 with the signature of creations for the community and the programming of the dansul festival. In this context she published the book As Andanças da Tília Pastora (100Luz, 2015), with which she did numerous workshops with educational centers in the district of Beja. She was Director General of the Arts at the Ministry of Culture between 2016 and 2018. Since 2019 she has been an integrated researcher at the Institute of Art History in Lisbon (IHA_FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and since 2020 a guest lecturer in the Master in Performing Arts at the same university. She works in the pedagogical direction of Colégio Cesário Verde in Lisbon since 2019.

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