Luísa Saraiva is a choreographer and performer.
In the season of 2019/2020 she is one of the choreographers-in-residence at the K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.
She was born in Porto, Portugal. She studied Psychology at the University of Porto and Dance at Folkwang University. She started to develop her own work as a student and her first piece “Hochwasser” was selected for the Danse Élargie Seoul Edition in 2016.
Her work and artistic practice developed through collaborations with artists such as Lea Letzel, Carlos Azeredo Mesquita, Senem Gökce Ogultekin and Catarina Miranda.
She was a recipient of the research scholarships INOV-Art, from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture in 2010 and of the one-year Individual Programme for the Development of Artists by the Nordrhein-Westfalen Ministry of Culture in 2017. She has also received the danceWeb scholarship in 2019. Her piece “A Concert” in collaboration with Lea Letzel was awarded the NRW Ground Support Prize in 2018.
Since 2018 she has been working with Museum Folkwang as a curator for a series of lectures, performances and talks under the format of Performative Symposium.