Envelhecimento (cri)ativo
: teatro e outras artes performativas

  • Inês da Cruz Lemos (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The aging of the population represents one of the biggest social dilemmas in the world, requiring more direct solutions and intervention approaches in the elderly and future generations. Related to this, the numbers of inactivity and dependency of elderly people have been increasing, with a marked decrease in their quality of life. The present project configures a solution proposal to this problem, convening the Theater and other Performing Arts and Health, prospecting an Active and Creative Aging. Through case studies and literature review, I intend to demonstrate that art and community projects can bring benefits to its participants and at the same time can promote and raise awareness of the importance of playing more active roles in the society. Moreover, this document also presents an example of an artistic project that can be developed internationally, in a dialogue between Portugal and Spain, to contribute to the reduction of the dependent’ numbers of elderly people in the most cross-border and inland regions of the two countries. For the realization of this project, I discriminate all the stages to its production, from the imaginary to all the necessary logistics, as well as its final budget.The creation of this project will serve as the basis for more and new artistic and community projects that excel, through social and economic solutions, by creating dialoguing relationships between the areas of culture and health.
Date of Award3 Dec 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorHenrique Manuel Pereira (Supervisor)


  • Theater
  • Performing arts
  • Longevity
  • Active aging
  • Creative aging
  • Arts and health
  • Seniors


  • Mestrado em Gestão de Indústrias Criativas

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