Academic and Artistic Research Centers
Dance, performance and visual arts organizations
Laboratory, workshop and seminar participants
Her dance and philosophy research projects have been supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2009/2013), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2007), Portuguese Ministry of Culture (2002/2003), and Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (1997). These fellowships allowed her to study at CRMEP – Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy /Kingston University and Independent Dance (UK); Performance Studies Department /Tisch School of the Arts – New York University, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Movement Research and Trisha Brown Dance Company (USA); Dans Studio Pauline de Groot (NL) and Dance Exchange /Russell Dumas (FR).
Her choreographic work included “At Once”, adaptation of Deborah Hay’s SPCP/2009 (Teatro Maria Matos, 2010), “Três Estudos para Shihtao” (Teatro Camões, 2007), “Dueto” (Festival Alkantara, 2006). As dance researcher and performer, Ana Mira collaborated with Pauline de Groot (2001/2003), Russell Dumas (2003/2005), and Rosemary Butcher (2011/2015).
Ana Mira has been teaching internationally embodied practices, improvisation, composition, dance studies, dance and philosophy laboratories, aesthetics at various performing arts and visual arts universities and educational programs; currently at Lisbon Theater and Film School – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, ar.co Center for Art and Visual Communication and Porta33.
Her latest dance, art and philosophy essays include: Para una presencia del ritmo en la escritura de Nijinski (Rhuthmos, 2020), Caminha a tua vida: a autobiografia como acto crítico em Still/Here de Bill T. Jones (1994) (Vendaval, 2019), Poema-acontecimento, um encontro entre a palavra e o corpo (Nuisis Zobop e Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto, 2019), Contornos de inexistência: uma leitura da peça coreográfica I AM HERE, de João Fiadeiro (2003) (Teatro Municipal do Porto /INCM, 2018).
She is a member of IFILNOVA Nova Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – NOVA University Lisbon, where she participates in CultureLab’s research group Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; and baldio | Estudos de Performance, Cultural Association, with whom she develops encounters, courses, and publications.