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Rui Catalão’s (b.1971, Cacém) work deals with memory, chance, fragility, transparecende, audience manipulation and the way the body is affected through storytelling. He is the author of the solos Inside words (Dentro das palavras, 2010), Av. Dos Bons Amigos, Goya’s Manifesto (2012) and Assisted self-portrait of Constantin Brâncushi (2011), and the live-movie Praise of the portuguese politicians (2004); Untitled, Still Life (2009) with João Galante-Ana Borralho and Domados, ou não (2011 with the students of Balleteatro school), and Melodrama para 2 atores & 1 fantasma (2012). In Romenia, he staged the live-movie Atît de frageda (2006), Coada soricelului (2007) and Follow that summer (2008), also making two series of improvised work: Acum totsi împreuna e Rui (2008-2009 Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti). A critic of literature, he writes for the daily Público. He wrote the movie-scripts To die like a man (dir. J.P. Rodrigues) and The golden helmet (dir. J. Cramez). As an actor, he took part in The face you deserve (dir. Miguel Gomes). As a dramaturgist he worked with the choreographers João Fiadeiro, Miguel Pereira, João Galante-Ana Borralho (Portugal), Edi Gabia, Mihaela Dancs, Manuel Pelmus, Madalina Dan (Romania), and Brynjar Bandlien (Norway).