David Cabecinha

Arts Manager(Portugal)
photo: Bruno Simão

Alkantara Co-Director
Residency Period: from 13 October to 15 November 2018

■Research Outline

Research Theme Artists Exchange in Asia
Brief Description of the Research David Cabecinha aimed to realize a cultural exchange program in Asia and he researched to understand cultural exchange programs in Asia and to meet artists and arts managers. During his residency, he attended Festival/Tokyo and Kyoto Experiment and interviewed several playwrights, theatre directors and arts managers from young and emerging to deepen his understanding in Japanese contemporary dance.


13 October 2018 Arrives in Japan
14 October to 14 November 2018 Interviews artists and arts managers Attends Festival/Tokyo and Kyoto Experiment
6 November 2018 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
15 November 2018 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 6 November 2018
Time 19:00-20:30
Place Studio S, Morishita Studio
Title 25 year’s history of Alkantara

David Cabecinha explained his idea of the festival’s direction and themes, as well as the history and activities of Alkantara based in Lisbon.

David Cabecinha
David Cabecinha majored in Theatre at Lisbon Theatre and Film School. After his graduation, he worked as an actor for several works in Portugal. In 2013, He joined a theatre company, mala voadora directed by Jorge Andrade and work as an actor, as well as assistant director, dramaturg and tour manager. From 2016 to 2017, he curated the program of Temps d’Images Lisboa which produces visual arts, performing arts and films. In 2018, he became a co-director of Alkantara.


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