Francisca Manuel

A Masters student in Multimedia Art, FBAUL. She completed Cinema/Movement Image and Advanced course at Ar.Co in 2008, having attended the architecture course between 2002 and 2005.  Since 2006, she’s the author of videos and collaborator on projects with artists and architects, including Fiona Tan, Mariana Silva, José Adrião, Ricardo Carvalho+Joana Vilhena.  She directed Courage of Lassie (2009), a documentary about the artist Ana Jotta that won the best international art documentary award in New York Independent Film & Video Festival.
Elizabete Francisca was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a degree in Industrial Design (ESAD-CR), and studied dance at Fórum Dança (PEPCC) and at Escola Superior de Dança of Lisbon. She works as a performer and creator in the field of performing arts since 2009. She participated in several projects as a performer, dancer and actress. As interpreter and/or artistic collaborator she highlights the work with Ana Borralho & João Galante (Sexy MF, I Put a Spell on You, Untitled Still Life, Art Piss on money and politics, Purgatory and Here we are); with Vera Mantero (Good Feelings, Bad Feelings, Surreptitious – clandestine body and Mais Pra Menos Que Pra Mais ); with Rita Natálio (I don’t understand and I am afraid of understanding, the world scares me with its planets and cockroaches); Loic Touzé (Ô Montagne, Around the Table); Tânia Carvalho (Icosahedron and Mark Tompkins (Improvisations and collaborations : Improvisation on the basis of Terry Riley`s IN C), among others. In collaboration with Teresa Silva she created the duets Take the hand that I take the arm and No waiting for wonder, both prize winners of the contest Jovens Criadores 2010/2011. In 2013 she creates the solo TSUNAMISM, recital for two strings in M, premiered at Culturgest, Lisbon. Both her work as creator and interpreter have been presented in various festivals between France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Austria. Currently she is supported by the structure O Rumo do Fumo of Vera Mantero.



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