Dancer & Choreographer
After a 20-year career as a dancer in various ensembles such as the Companhia National de Bailado, the Semperoper Ballett and the Tanztheater Bielefeld, Tiago Manquinho was the resident choreographer at the Staatstheater Braunschweig (2015/2017). Since then, he has choreographed for various companies and institutions such as Stadttheater Gießen, Theater Münster, Theater Vorpommern, Badisches Staatstheater, Theater Lüneburg and Staatstheater Braunschweig. He also presents his own productions throughout Europe. Tiago Manquinho is also a guest lecturer at various ensembles and institutions. Since 2014 he has been a lecturer for dance (contact improvisation) at Bielefeld University.
Tiago Manquinho is currently researching processes of inclusion, empowerment, and transformation. He also develops outreach projects with a particular focus on sparsely populated landscapes. The collaborative approach present in his creative process is reflected in his networking and cultural-political activities.
Manquinho is co-artistic director of TanzKOOP, as well as artistic director of the newly founded youth dance company Leziria Dance Collective in Portugal