Ariana Silva


Born in Lisbon, Ariana Sebastião began her artistic training at Chapitô in 2013 and continued her artistic progress at the Instituto Nacional das Artes do Circo (INAC) specializing in juggling, ending in 2018 with the creation of the solo “Principio 90 /10” presented at Casa das Artes de Famalicão and at the LEME festival. In 2021 she participated in the INAC Artistic Creation course.

As an interpreter, he collaborated for the Umpor1 company, in the play “Susceptível ao praise” (2017) directed by André Araújo, “Plaina” (2018) directed by Jorge Lix and the show “Aquarela” (2021) in the Christmas season of Circo de Papel with the artistic direction of Juliana Moura, for Teatro da Didascália in the play “Argila – o principio era o verbo” (2019) with the artistic direction of Bruno Martins. This year she premiered the show “A Man and His Crew” with the staging of Cláudia Novoa.

Since 2019, she has been a trainer in the social project “Circo por Todos”, in which she was also assistant director of Carolina Vasconcelos in the inclusive show “O Touro vai nu”. She collaborated as a trainer in a circus workshop, in three editions, of the Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous, she even collaborated as a performer in the show “Demudar” with the artistic direction of Hugo Maciel in 2017.

She is currently a trainer/performer at Panorama, an inclusive project funded by PARTIS and GULBENKIAN.

 She is, since 2021, co-founder, artistic director and interpreter of Companhia Absurda. It is within this structure that she develops her work in contemporary circus as an artist and creator, with the creation, in circulation, of “In Loco” and “Frágil”.