Filipe Viegas was born in Lisbon in 1974.
From 1997 till 1999 he did the Contemporary Dance Course at Forum Dança in Lisbon and in that period he founded together with Clara Sena, Paulo Brás and Tânia Carvalho, Bomba Suicida an artistic/production independent structure. From 1997 till 2008 he directed Bomba Suicida that soon became one of the most challenging spaces for research, creation and presentation of works in the field of dance and live arts in general in Lisbon. One of the most remarkable achievements of Bomba Suicida in that period was the creation of “Sunday Show” a project that offered artists a regular platform where they could show their small works. Some of the most relevant artists nowadays in Lisbon like Mônica Coteirano, Miguel Bonneville, Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida, Maria Duarte, Margarida Mestre, Tania Carvalho and Ivo Serra presented their works in that context.
In 2007 starts a regular collaboration as adviser for the Mediterranean Contemporary Dance Network (D.B.M.) namely in the meetings in Istanbul (2007), Beirut (2007), Barcelona (2008), El Jadida (2008).
In 2008 was elected president together with João Fiadeiro of the Portuguese Contemporary Dance Network (REDE). That year they organized the “Festa da Dança”: an event made in partnership with the Lisbon City Hall for the celebration of the Dance World Day and that involved the participation of 24 structures that, during 5days, proposed around 50 simultaneous interventions in the city .
In 2008 creates with Brahim Sourny and made the executive production of the internet project www.moveoutloud.net , an endless video chain of small solos from around the world. This project was supported by the European Cultural Foundation and had the Highest Support of the Portuguese Presidency.
In 2009 moved to Rome where became the executive producer of Planet 3 responsible for the work of the Italian artist Antonio Tagliarini.
Other collaborations with or participations in: Alkantara Festival (PT), Culturgest (PT), C.C.B. (PT), Rialto Santambrogio (IT), Armunia (IT), LUX-Frágil (PT), Transforma (PT), Festival Temps D’Images (PT), Festival B.A.D. (SP), Arnolfini (UK), Dance4 (UK), WPZimmer (BE), among others.
Dagli anni ’90 gli artisti portoghesi hanno guadagnato una particolare attenzione a livello internazionale e sulla scia del successo della Nuova Danza Portoghese anche il teatro contemporaneo e la performance si sono profondamente rinnovati.…