Cláudia Dias

Born in Lisbon, 1972
Began her apprenticeship in classical dance with Maria Franco, at the Academia Almadense. She followed her studies as a scholar of the Companhia de Dança de Lisboa. She also attended the Formation Degree for Contemporary Dance Performers promoted by the Fórum Dança. Developed her work as a performer at the Almada Dance Group, where it can be distinguish the work with Peter Michael Dietz.

Cláudia Dias belonged to the collective Ninho de Viboras, where as an actress she participated in several theatrical projects by Karas, at the same time she developed an artistic partnership with Maria João Garcia whom with she founded the project Intérpretes Procuram Criador. It was in the ambit of this collective that she began choreographing with the show Feedback. Since then she has developed and performed in: E.U. (Entrevistem-me Urgentemente) Award Jovens Criadores – Clube Português de Artes e Ideias (1997); As Águias Não Geram Pombas (1998); Juntem-se 2 a 2 (1999) and Per Ti (1999).
In 2002 she was a guest at the Dance Bates Festival (U.S.), where she starts the show Histo (2001). In 2004 Cláudia Dias creates Três Figuras do Excesso, with Márcia Lança.
Since 2001 she has collaborated with RE.AL, being a central performer in João Fiadeiro's creations. Claúdia Dias participated in the show Aicnêtsixe [2001], Existência [2002] and Para onde vai a luz quando se apaga? [2007]. In the development and systematization of Real Time Composition (RTC), she has an important role, teaching RTC classes at Atelier RE.AL, and as João Fiadeiro's assistant she has been in several workshops in Portugal and in foreigner countries.
Since 2003 Cláudia Dias is a choreographer represented by RE.AL. She participated in the Project LAB10 which led to the creation of her solo, One Woman Show (2003) presented it in several theatre rooms and festivals in Spain (Centro-Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Bilbao/Vitoria-Gasteiz; Festival Cruces Femeninos - La Casa Encendida, Madrid), France (Festival Art-Dan-Thé, Vanves; Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internacionales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris), Wales (Festival Migrations, Caerfarnon) and in Portugal (Auditório Municipal Romeu Correia, Almada; Casa das Artes, Famalicão; Chão de Oliva, Sintra; Festival A8, Torres Vedras; Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra; Teatro Carlos Alberto, Porto; Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon).
Started the investigation process for her creation Visita Guiada [2005] during her participation at LAB 11, later developed and presented it on the occasion of the Hors-Série program at the Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier. The premiered of Visita Guiada happened in Lisbon at Sala Estúdio Mário Viegas. Since then it has been performed in Belgium (Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles), Spain (La Espiral, Sevilha; Festival Complicitats, Barcelona), France (Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille; Festival Mira, Bordeaux; Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internacionales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris), Italy (Festival Natura Dèi Teatri, Parma; Inteatro Festival, Polverigi; Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo), Portugal (Auditório José Figueiredo, Baixa-da-Banheira; Ciclo Em Contra-Mão/Fundação de Serralves, Porto; Festival Alkantara, Lisbon; Teatro Municipal de Almada, Almada) and Switzerland (FAR – Festival dês Arts Vivants, Nyon; Thêatre L'Arsenic, Lausanne; Thêatre L'Usinne, Geneve).

She was a guest artist in the O Corpo Próximo Atelier with the choreographer Olga Mesa in the Theatre Pôle-Sud, Strasbourg.

Her newest creation Das coisas nascem coisas was premiered at Alkantara festival, in May 2008.