DDD 2020 - 2021

April 18 would be the opening day of the 5th DDD - Festival Dias da Dança: the 1st of 16 days in which over 20 performances and several activities (workshops, talks, networking events, parties…) would be presented to our audiences, including national and international programmers, who would join us once again!

But given the exceptional situation we are experiencing, DDD won´t happen this year. We had prepared an edition which would generally approach topics such as the need to slow down, community, affections and rituals. We were far from imagining that those themes would gain such a particular relevance in these atypical days.

We want to believe, though, that, collectively, we will be able to turn this page and return in 2021 with a reinforced edition. DDD 2021 will be, as far as possible, a copy-paste edition of 2020’s, but it will also include new works and premières.

We would like to thank all the artists and companies programmed this year:

Ana Bigotte Vieira, Carlos Manuel Oliveira, João dos Santos Martins & Marco Balesteros


Euripides Laskaridis (GR)

Cláudia Dias & Idoia Zabaleta (PT / ES)

Poliana Lima with Darya Efrat, Joana Von Mayer Trindade, Mariana Amorim, Lucília Raimundo & Sara Garcia (ES / PT)

Alessandro Sciarroni (IT)

Lea Moro (CH)

Catherine Gaudet (CA)

Companhia Maior / Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

João Fiadeiro & Carolina Campos

São Castro & António M Cabrita

Phia Ménard / Compagnie Non Nova (FR)

Sónia Baptista with Rodrigo Loureiro, Inês Fertuzinhos, Francisca Nogueira, Ana Cristina Timóteo, Juliana Moreira Fernandes, Ana Cláudia Fernandes & Mariana Barbosa

Sara Anjo & Teresa Silva

La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier & Tiago Rodrigues (ES-CH / FR / PT)

Luísa Saraiva & Senem Gökçe Oğultekin (PT / TK-DE)

Renan Martins, Frankão & Ana Rocha (BR / PT)

Eisa Jocson (PH)

Jorge Jácome & Marco da Silva Ferreira

Miguel Pereira

Eun Me Ahn (KR)

Ana Renata Polónia & Marta Ramos

Sara Marasso & Stefano Risso (IT)

Joana Castro

Ricardo Pereira Carvalho

Ingri Fiksdal (NO)

Isabel Barros, Max Oliveira, Pedro Carvalho & Cláudia Marisa

Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo

Ana Isabel Castro

Flávio Rodrigues

Raul Maia

We would also like to thank all the teachers and other professionals, who would be involved in the festival’s parallel activities:


David Zambrano (NL)

Carmen Mehnert (DE)

Pedro Vieira de Carvalho

Brigel Gjoka (DE)

Lea Moro (CH)

Paulo Duarte, sj

Sabrina Tacconi

Catherine Gaudet (CA)

Frédéric Gies (FR)

Mathilde Monnier (FR)

Vítor Kpez

Nala Mulan

Frankão (BR)

Magda Henriques

Sofia Arriscado

Pedro Augusto

Margarida Cardoso

Tiago Monteiro

Rita Diamond Casais

Lastly, we extend our acknowledgments to DDD’s co-organisers, sponsors and partners; to the staff who worked hard to put the festival together; to all the national and international programmers who had confirmed their presence and to everyone who had booked tickets or enrolled in the festival’s activities.

We will be back in 2021, from April 15 to May 2.

Tiago Guedes, Artistic Director
and the DDD team

DDD 2020 (April 18 - May 3)

Organised by
Câmara Municipal do Porto
Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
Câmara Municipal de Gaia

BPI / Fundação "la Caixa"

Teatro Municipal do Porto

Teatro Nacional São João
Teatro Municipal Matosinhos Constantino Nery
Fundação Serralves

In partnership with
Maus Hábitos
Palácio do Bolhão
MIRA | artes performativas
Teatro de Ferro
Armazém 22
mala voadora
IEFP - CACE Cultural do Porto
Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo
Teatro do Noroeste – Centro Dramático de Viana

Supported by
Associação de Turismo do Porto e Norte
Institut Français / Ambassade de France au Portugal

Dissemination support
Metro do Porto
Comboios de Portugal



15 APR — 02 MAY 2021