Tânia Carvalho

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Tânia Carvalho
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Born1976 (age 47–48)
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Artist
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
AwardsYoung Creators Award (2000)

Tânia Carvalho (b. Viana do Castelo, 1976) is a Portuguese artist with a career spanning over 20 years. Better known as a choreographer, she also works in other artistic fields, such as music, drawing and cinema.[1][2]


Tânia Carvalho was born in Viana do Castelo and lives in Lisbon.[3]

As a choreographer, she has had a regular presence in theaters, festivals and artistic residencies, with her creations being frequently produced by Portuguese and foreign cultural entities[4][5][6]. She created for other companies, such as the Lyon Opera Ballet (Xylographie)[7] [8], the Company of Elders in London (I Walk, You Sing)[9], the National Ballet of Portugal (S)[10], the Paulo Ribeiro Company (How will I do this? interpreted by Leonor Keil)[11], and Dançando com a Diferença (Doesdicon)[12].

Programmed by Teatro Maria Matos, Teatro São Luiz and the National Ballet of Portugal, the “Tânia Carvalho Cycle” marked, all through 2018, her twenty years of artistic creation, described as "one of the most remarkable and fascinating bodies of work in Portuguese contemporary dance" [13].

She has been developing several musical projects, of which stand out, among others, Madmud, Idiolecto and dubloc barulin[14]. She occasionally composes soundtracks for her creations, as well as for other choreographers, such as Luís Guerra[15].

She directed A Bag and a Stone – dance piece for screen (2018), her first film.[16][17]

She was part of the international network of programmers and choreographers Modul Dance[18] [19](2011-2014) and programmed the national section of the Cumplicidades Festival (Portugal, 2018)[20]. She participated in the Festival Best Of (Les Subsistances, Lyon, 2018), with The Recoil of Words[21].

Winner of the Young Creators Award 2000 (Programa Jovens Criadores, with Inicialmente Previsto[22], she participated, in that capacity, in a festival in Sarajevo[23]. She was also awarded the 2012 Prémio Autores from the Portuguese Society of Authors, for the creation of Icosahedron.

Co-founder of the Bomba Suicida association, in 1997, she remained there until its dissolution, in 2014. In 2015, she created, on an individual basis, her production company.



  • oneironaut (2020)[24]
  • muiças (2019)[25]
  • S (2018)[26]
  • Doesdicon (2017)[27]
  • Grasped By Intuition (2017)[28]
  • GLIMPSE – 5 Room Puzzle (2016)[29]
  • Xylographie (2016)[30]
  • Weaving Chaos (2014)[31]
  • Síncopa (2013)[32]
  • Coral (2013)[33]
  • The Recoil of Words (2013)[34]
  • 27 Bones (2012)[35]
  • Icosahedron (2011)[36]
  • Der Mann ist verrückt (2009)[37]
  • Danza Ricercata (2008)[38]
  • But From Me I Can't Escape, Have Patience! (2008)[39]
  • Orquestica (2006)[40]
  • Exploding In Silence Never Becomes Disturbing (2005)[41]


  • duploc barulin (2019)[42]


  • Exhibition by Tânia Carvalho and Luís Guerra, in partnership with Dançando com a Diferença[43]

From 20 September until 17 October 2019, Galeria Marca d’Água, Funchal

  • Toledo, by Tânia Carvalho (within BoCA - Bienal de Artes Contemporâneas)[44]

From 5 until 28 April 2017, Palacete Viscondes de Balsemão, Porto (Portugal) From 18 Mars until 1 April 2017, Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon (Portugal)

  • Dessins, by Tânia Carvalho[45]

From 4 April until 30 June 2016, KLAP Maison Pour la Danse, Marseille


  • A Bag and a Stone - dance piece for screen (2018) [16][17]


  • 2000 – Young Creators Award from Programa Jovens Criadores, with Inicialmente Previsto[22]
  • 2012 – Best Choreography Award from Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, with Icosahedron[46]
  • 2019 – Citizen of Merit by the [Viana do Castelo City Council [47]

In the media



  1. "PT.13 >>> Tânia Carvalho". www.portugueseplatform.pt.
  2. "Tânia Carvalho – o espaço do tempo". oespacodotempo.pt.
  3. "Tânia Carvalho – o espaço do tempo". oespacodotempo.pt.
  4. "Weaving Chaos". Dansens Hus.
  5. "MUIÇAS". www.festivalddd.com.
  6. "ONEIRONAUT • KLAP Maison pour la danse - Kelemenis & cie". www.kelemenis.fr.
  8. "Subscribe to read | Financial Times". www.ft.com. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  9. "Marks Of Time - Performance - Company of Elders - 'I Walk, You Sing'". May 18, 2007 – via Internet Archive.
  10. "Companhia Nacional de Bailado estreia coreografia de Tânia Carvalho - Renascença". Rádio Renascença. February 22, 2018.
  11. "Como e que eu vou fazer isto ?". Paulo Ribeiro Dance Co.
  12. "Doesdicon - Trabalho". Dançando com a Diferença.
  13. Matos, Teatro Maria. "Tânia Carvalho programme | Maria Matos". www.arquivoteatromariamatos.pt.
  14. "Duploc Barulin (2019) – PT.19". portugueseplatform.pt.
  15. "Biography". May 15, 2014.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "A Bag and a Stone".
  17. 17.0 17.1 Matos, Teatro Maria. "A Bag and a Stone – dance piece for the screen | 06 Feb". www.arquivoteatromariamatos.pt.
  18. "Tânia Carvalho | modul-dance".
  19. "Interview with Tânia Carvalho" – via www.numeridanse.tv.
  20. "Coreógrafa Tânia Carvalho é a nova diretora artística do Festival Cumplicidades - DN". www.dn.pt.
  21. Sàrl, Ergopix (July 3, 2018). "Festival Best of | Les SUBS | Lieu vivant d'expériences artistiques". www.les-subs.com.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Portal da Juventude - Jovens Premiados". juventude.gov.pt.
  23. "X Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean – Sarajevo 2001 – BJCEM".
  24. "Oneironaut". Culturgest.
  25. "MUIÇAS". www.festivalddd.com.
  26. Queiroz, Edite (March 8, 2018). ""S", de Tânia Carvalho, Teatro Camões".
  27. "Cine-Teatro Louletano Doesdicon | Tânia Carvalho com Grupo Dançando com a Diferença". cineteatro.cm-loule.pt.
  28. Fun, Everything is (April 26, 2020). "/ Les Brigittines". Les Brigittines.
  29. Matos, Teatro Maria. "Glimpse – 5 Room Puzzle | 26 → 28 Jan". www.arquivoteatromariamatos.pt.
  30. "Révolution(s) - Emanuel Gat, Tânia Carvalho, Rachid Ouramdane - le Toboggan". 12 January 2016.
  31. "Weaving chaos". 2014.labiennaledelyon.com.
  32. "Fundação de Serralves". Serralves.
  33. Vedras, Câmara Municipal de Torres. "Coral". www.cm-tvedras.pt.
  34. "CCNR / Tânia Carvalho - The Recoil of Words". www.ccnr.fr.
  35. https://www.azkunazentroa.eus/az/ingl/activities/27-ossos-t%C3%A2nia-carvalho--1/al_evento_fa>
  36. "Icosahedron".
  37. mundo, Culturgest, uma casa do. "Culturgest, uma casa do mundo". Arquivo Culturgest.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  40. Canelas, Lucinda. "Tânia Carvalho estreia peça em que o rosto é o que mais dança". PÚBLICO.
  41. "MIME". archiv.mimecentrum.de.
  42. "DUPLOC BARULIN | BoCA 2019 – Teatro da Garagem | O Teatro da Garagem dá-lhe as boas-vindas!". teatrodagaragem.com.
  43. Correia, Ana Luísa. "Dança e desenho motivam exposição de Tânia Carvalho e Luís Guerra". www.dnoticias.pt.
  44. "TOLEDO". March 3, 2017.
  45. "Dessins • KLAP Maison pour la danse - Kelemenis & cie". www.kelemenis.fr.
  46. "Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores". www.spautores.pt.
  47. "Viana do Castelo vai homenagear 23 personalidades no dia da cidade | Rádio Alto Minho". radioaltominho.pt.

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