Dinis Machado

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Dinis Machado developed their artistic trajectory from a merging of studies in dance, theatre and visual art. They belong to a generation of artists who did not find their place in Portugal. They have lived in Stockholm since 2012, frequently travelling Europe for residencies and performances.

Cyborg Sunday was created in 2014 and echoed precisely this fragmentation of a generation spread throughout Europe and faced with the economic crisis Portugal experienced in the early 2010s. Five performers recall fictional memories aloud and these materialise into a structure of physical sensations that takes shape in space. Asked to revisit this piece in the context of the current pandemic crisis, Dinis Machado has invited a cast living in Lisbon to perform the work. In Machado’s words, they “reflect emerging generations and movements that now reside in and fight for possibilities” in the city that they left.

The show is spoken in Portuguese (no subtitles).


Dinis Machado (SE/PT) Script, choreography and visual direction
ODETE (PT), Jaja Rolim (BR/PT), Nëss (PT), a.Ves (PT), Natália Mendonça (BR/PT) Interpretation
Anna Koch (SE), Vicky Malin (UK), ODETE (PT), Nikolas Kasinos (CY), Isadora Monteiro (PT) e Catherine Long (UK) Originally created in partnership
Pedro Machado (BR/UK/PT) Artistic collaboration
ImPulsTanz (Viena), Dance4 (Nottingham), Lugar Instável (Porto) e Weld (Estocolmo) Residencies
BARCO (PT), Weld (SE), NEC/Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT) e Dance4 (UK) Coproduction
ImPulsTanz no âmbito do “Life Long Burning” financiado pelo programa da União Europeia Cultura 2013-2018 / Desenvolvido com o apoio para as artes do Arts Council England Support

Cyborg Sunday received the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant for internationalization in 2015.
Premiere: 12 February 2015 in Weld, Stockholm.

Dinis Machado (They /Hen) was born in Porto in 1987 and lived in Lisbon from 2005 to 2012, when they moved to Stockholm. Having studied Dance and Visual Art, their works are developed from an intersection of these two fields: where the concrete gesture of the visual construction of objects, spaces and bodies is recovered and worked with as choreographic material. They have worked as a performer in theatre and dance since 1994. In May of 2014 they completed their MA in Choreography at DOCH (Stockholm), under Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies.


Throughout two long weekends, dance returns to the auditoriums of the Foundation with the performance of two dozen works created over recent years with support from the Gulbenkian and with some making their very first appearance in Portugal. Program selection under the curatorship of João dos Santos Martins.


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and collective preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us at [email protected].


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