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Research & Development

With Research and Development (R&D), Eva Azevedo develops research work in the area of Culture on the West Coast of Africa, primarily in Dance, through partnerships with external entities (public and private).

Sustained by a contemporary vision, it aims to rediscover dance as a means of expression and contact between Brazil, Portugal and Benin, centered on the intersection of their histories, cultures and people.

started this research with the project “Farisogo Sira – O Caminho do Corpo na Dança Africana”, supported by GDA - Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas - and, with the project “Olokum”, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Europe, Brazil and Africa (Burkina Faso and Benin).

These researches led her to a PhD in dance, at the Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon, corresponding to the research entitled: “The dancing body in Vodum dances in Benin, in ceremonies and laboratories for training and artistic creation”, where carried out several research field works and artistic creation.

She has already edited the article "Guillaume Niedjo’s creative process in the artistic creation“ Affôtè ”” edited and published, in 2021, in the 3rd Interdisciplinary and Virtual conference on Arts in Education- CIVAE. She participated as a speaker with this article in:

  • XI Congress of ABRACE- Performing Arts and Human Rights in Times of Pandemic and Post-Pandemic, in Brazil.

  • 8th EPRAE- Meeting on Research Practices in Artistic Education, organized by the Institute of Research in Art Design and Society, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto

  • lecture "Research and Performance at “Festival MONDO - International Community Festival of Performing Arts”


  • Benim: CDAC - Centre de Développement Artistique et Culturel Elijah, Festival “Une autre façon de découvrir la danse”, Carrefour Jeunesse Ong, INMAAC de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi,  city council of Ouidah, Institut Français du Cotonou, Compagnie Walô, Compagnie Richard Adosou/ Association Rich´Culture. 

  • Burkina Faso: Association Française L´Etincelle, Compagnie Fongnon Koura, Association Bolo Arts, Compagnie La Cie Tamadia, Institut Français du Bobo Dioulasso (CCF), Festival Bolo Arts, Festival In Out Danse, 

  • France: Cie Isabelle Cheveau Vincent Harisdo e L´Atelier 14 - Pratique et Recherche Choreographique 

  • Brasil: Companhia "Cia Pé no MunDo”, Prefeitura de S.Paulo, “Encontro em Trânsito” in ETEC Artes em S. Paulo, V IInternational Dance of Contemporary Black Dance in Campinas, Brasil Funarte, CEU Butanta, Museu Afro Brasil e Centro de Culturas Negras do Jabaquara (CCNJ)

  • Portugal: GDA – Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, ALC-Afrolatinconnection, Culturdança, Centro De Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto (Jorge Ribeiro), Contagiarte, Companhia Instável- Teatro Campo Alegre

  • Spain: Bumtaka Percusión

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