Introduction to the CTR method

João Fiadeiro started to develop the CTR method in 1995 based on the necessity to design a compositional system that would allow him to share his personal artistic sensibility with his collaborators in the creative processes and performances. Following this initial phase the CTR method was further elaborated as an instrument to explore the dramaturgic dimension in dance in collaboration with other artists and researchers from such diverse fields as anthropology, complexity sciences, economics and neurosciences.

For more details see our article in Performance Research:

Fernandes, C. and Jürgens, S. (2016) Moving from an artist-led practice into self-emerging educational approaches, Performance Research Volume 21, Number 6: ‘On Radical Education'

Graphic models developed by João Fiadeiro

Fiadeiro frequently visualizes essential concepts and ideas of his method graphically. Some graphic models have evolved over the years, and further models emerge as Fiadeiro continues to refine and develop his ideas.

This animated infographic film re-creates some of Fiadeiro’s key concepts and graphic models, based on our own personal workshop experience, interview sessions, and informal talks with Fiadeiro during our case study.

João Fiadeiro on his Composition in Real Time method

In the context of our case study, Fiadeiro worked with different groups of non-performers and expert dancers and performers. He provided a short introduction to the Composition in Real Time method in the beginning of each session. This video shows an excerpt of his explanation for a group of non-performers.