Not Knowing Together:
An Introduction to Real Time Composition
photo by Stella Iann
"Real Time Composition is a tool that practices radical decentering
in order to attend to what exceeds human experience"
João Fiadeiro (1965) is a Portuguese performer, choreographer, researcher, teacher and curator. He belongs to the generation of artists who emerged in the late eighties in Portugal and gave rise to the New Portuguese Dance movement. He was the artistic director of ATELIER REAL, a structure that played a major role in the development of contemporary dance and trans-disciplinary initiatives in Portugal. João Fiadeiro has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America with his solo and group works. He is regularly invited to be a visiting professor at various institutions linked to training and research in art such as EXERCE Master in Montpellier, France; the SoDA MA Program in Berlin; the Amsterdam Master of Choreography; the Master of Theater DasArts in Amsterdam; Villa Arson University, Nice; the Master in Choreography at the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki; the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg; the Center National de la Danse, Paris; or the PRES Performance Research Studies, Kassel, MA Design Graphic at the Fine Arts school of Lyon, Improvisation MA at the Musikakademie in Basel, or at Applied Theater Studies in Giessen (ATW), Germany. His archive of more than 30 years of activity is deposited at Serralves Contemporary Art Museum in Porto. He is an associated artist-researcher at Forum Dança in Lisbon.