Paulo Henrique (choreographer)
Paulo Henrique, born Paulo Henrique Carreira Jorge in Luanda, Angola (Africa), is a Portuguese choreographer and multimedia performance artist. As a choreographer, he has created a number of performance and installation works, integrating different media such as video, sound, text, voice, and plastic arts. Since 2009 Paulo Henrique is based in Paris, France.
Originally from Luanda, Angola, Henrique's family moved to Leiria, Portugal, in 1975 as a result of the civil war in Angola. He studied at Forum Dança in Lisbon. In addition, he took part in several artistic residencies such as "European Choreographic Forum"/Shinkansen and "Korper-technik|Body-Technology". Paulo Henrique was awarded a grant from Centro Nacional de Cultura, the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, where he also attended Film/Video Arts institute. From 1997 to 1999 he took an internship with the Trisha Brown Dance Company and collaborated with various other artists and disciplines.
He has worked on projects and works with Vera Mantero, Bernardo Montet, Margarida Bettencout,Meg Stuart, Meredith Monk, Robert Flynt, Jack Shamblin, Lance Gries, Olga Mesa, Lidia Martinez, Madalena Vitorino, David Zambrano, Barbara Duchow. He has taught at Forum Dança, C.E.M., and Arte Total, and has been a guest lecturer at Brighton University (postgraduate diploma in digital media arts). Several of his works are now stored as part of the Digital Performance Archive (DPA) in London and his work has been discussed in the book "Digital Performance" by Steve Dixon, MIT press 2007.
His work has been performed throughout Europe, Brazil, Africa, and in the United States at such venues as the Dance Theatre Workshop and La Mama in New York, the Mousonturm in Frankfurt, and the Belém Cultural Center in Lisbon. He has had works commissioned by the Festival Danças Na Cidade and for Lisbon's Expo 98. Paulo Henrique was one of the first Portuguese artists to integrate new technology & video into the performances to create stage multimedia pieces.
- "Discobulo" 1992
- "Piano" 1993
- "Ode", "Branco"(White) 1994
- "Terra Plana" (Flat Earth) 1994
- "From Now On" 1996
- "Minimally Invasive" 1998
- "Contract With The Skin" 2000,
- "Around One" 2002,
- "Suspended Lines [move//still]" + "Videoroom" Brighton Fringe Festival 2006
- "Surface Tension" Brighton Photo Fringe Festival 2006
- "DOC.10" | Dance&Video 2006/07, Box Nova CCB, Lisbon 2007
- "Surface Tension' + 'Autographs" Brighton Photo Fringe Festival 2008
- "Autographs + Surface Tension" at London photomonth 2009
- "Night Trip" | 60x60 Dance,  Stratford Theater, London 2010
- "Frame & Re-Frame", Box Nova CCB, Lisbon 2010
- "Samples (Contract with The Skin)" at photolounge, part of photomonth, East London 2010
- "DOC.10" | Dance&Video | with Clara Leão Dance School | Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, Leiria (Portugal) 2010
- "Live Performance" + video screening of "Contract With The Skin", Anymous Festival, Plzen (Czech Republic) 2011
- "Man In The Park" performance/installation | 'I Am This Also', Space Liberdade Provisoria, Lisbon 2012
- "Hacker", live-act/performance (Non-official)|'Appropriated Spaces' series | European Capital of Culture, Guimarães 2012
- "(in)translation", performance/video | Volksroom, Brussels 2012
- "Transformation ou métamorphose" - Vers un progrès ininterrompu - video/photography, Paris 2012
- "Minimally Invasive" (video)| artist collective | "Body and Bodies, transgressions and narratives” | MiMo, Image Museum, Leiria 2013
He has worked on projects and works with Vera Mantero, Bernardo Montet, Margarida Bettencout, Meg Stuart, Meredith Monk, Robert Flynt, Jack Shamblin, Lance Gries, Olga Mesa, Lidia Martinez, Madalena Vitorino, David Zambrano, Barbara Duchow. He has taught at Forum Dança, C.E.M., and Arte Total, and has been a guest lecturer at Brighton University (postgraduate diploma in digital media arts). Several of his works are now stored as part of the Digital Performance Archive(DPA) in London and his work has been discussed in the book "Digital Performance" by Steve Dixon, MIT press 2007.
In 2009 Paulo Henrique moved to Paris.
His most recent project is "Frame & Re-Frame", which premiered in Lisbon at the Belém Cultural Centre, September 18, 2010.
- "From Now On", review by MARIE-CHRISTINE VERNAY, Liberation, France
- "Contract With the Skin" (VIDEO piece), Review: WILD DOG 4: NAKED
- "Minimally Invasive", preview, Dance & Technology Zone
- "Digital Performance" by Steve Dixon, reference to Paulo Henrique's work
- "Around One", SCORES AND LANDSCAPES, Centro de Arte Moderna / ACARTE / Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
- "Partial Disclosures", collaboration with Robert Flynt
- Collaborations . Participations
- Forum Dança, Lisbon
- C.E.M, sobre Paulo Henrique (Portuguese)
- Paulo Henrique, biography
- http://www.ph.site.vu, official site
- Dunning, Jennifer (September 13, 1998). "The New Season/Dance; The Annotated Listings". New York Times.
- McMahon, Jeff. "Dance & Technology Zone". Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- Tércio, Daniel, ed. (2009). Tedance. Perspectives on Technologically Expanded Dance. Lisbon: FMH. ISBN 978-972-735-160-2. OCLC 643609028.
- Dixon, Steve (2007). Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-04235-2.
- "Festival Dancas na Cidade, 2002".,  Partituras e Paisagens (Scores and Landscapes)
- "photomonth 2009"., East London 2009
- 60x60 60x60, London 2010
- "Frame & Re-Frame"., Box Nova CCB, Lisbon 2010
- "photolounge photomonth 2010".The Old Truman Brewery, East London 2010
- 'Casa Provisoria' 'I Am This Also' curated by Colin Ginks,
- "Digital Performance"."Digital Performance" by Steve Dixon, MIT press 2007