In 2005 she gradutated in Phsycology in the Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto. Two years later she got the Diplôme Universitaire de Musicien Intervenant en Milieu de la Santé in the Université Marc Bloch (Estrasburgo – Fr) / APMHIS. In 2015 she took the Curso de Estudos Avançados em Música in the Universidade de Aveiro.
For an understanding of the place of music in historical recreation of events in Portugal
Among the wide range of themed outdoor animation events involving music that occur annually in numerous parts of Portuguese territory, the so-called “feiras medievais" and other historical reenactments have been acquiring increasing visibility over the last 15 years. These institutional initiatives, often associated with celebrations or local policies, include exhibitional and performative ingredients intended to evoke, stimulate and represent collective imaginaries attached to the past. The natural scenery of this kind of "medieval festivals", such as castles, squares, historic centres, etc. is complemented by entertainment groups and visual, discursive and performative scenographic elements, that refer to specific imagery. The music plays an essential role in the process of referral of this imaginary distant past, contributing to its construction of meaning. This research departs from questions raised from my work experience as a performer and singer, within the context of historical reenactment events and “feiras medievais” (medieval fairs and festivals) in Portugal. The main purpose of this doctoral research is to contribute to the understanding of the role of music within the mobilization processes of the imagined past that underlie historical reenactment events.