Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Teatro Helena Sá e Costa


Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE) is an organic element of Instituto Politécnico do Porto; ESMAE provides training in the areas of Dance, Music and Theatre.

ESMAE hosts Teatro Helena Sá e Costa (THSC), whose mission is to divulge and promote the Arts, enhancing the individual process of learning and development, experimenting with new forms and providing support to budding artistic projects, both within the institution and outside it.

Presently, THSC focuses on presenting new creations and on the hosting of internal and external productions in the performing arts field.

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Dance, Music, Opera, Performance, Theatre

OPART – Organismo de Produção Artística

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

OPART – Organismo de Produção Artística, E.P.E.

OPART’s aim is providing public service in the areas of classical music and dance, through Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (TNSC) and Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB). The TNSC opened its doors in 1793 and remains today the only Portuguese theatre dedicated to the production and presentation of opera and choral/symphonic music shows. Its resident musical groups are Coro do TNSC (1943) and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa (1993). As for CNB (1977), based at Teatro Camões, it presents important works from the international repertoire, from classical evergreens to pieces by choreographers like Balanchine, De Keersmaeker, Forsythe, Joos, Kylián, Limon, Van Manen or Spöerli. Concurrently, CNB has, for the past forty years, created a very personal identity for itself by making several commissions, largely from Portuguese authors like Armando Jorge, Fernando Duarte, Olga Roriz, Rui Lopes Graça or Vasco Wellenkamp.

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Dance, Music, Opera