Teresa Silva


Teresa Silva is a choreographer and dancer working in the field of contemporary dance and performance, since 2008. She studied at the National Conservatory Dance School, the Lisbon Poly-Technical Higher School of Dance (degree in dance) and completed the Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme promoted by Forum Dança. She studied contemporary and classical dance techniques, somatic techniques, such as Klein Technique and Feldenkrais Method, yoga, kung fu, composition, real time composition, improvisation and theater.

She has been creating choreographic pieces and working regularly as a dancer with other choreographers, moving mainly between Portugal, France and Italy.

Since 2012, she has been teaching dance classes and workshops in a close relationship with her research work. She co-organizes an informal group called 'Dance Classes and Practices, Today' interested in thinking about dance practices and how they are being transmitted and taught.  

She is interested in the theatrical space as a place of encounter, in which the performance is the proposal of a shared and relational experience. For her, the theatrical space is the possibility to create other worlds and a place to potentialize magic in ordinary things. She considers the body as a place of knowledge and dance as a tool to deepen awareness and to reveal connections, states and emotions that live within us. 

Chittaranjan Nayak