Toni Cots is a Performing Arts’ researcher, actor, maker and director.

Is a founding member of Cra’p – Artistic research and creation practices (

Between 1975 and 1985 he is an actor and a member of Odin Theatre, Denmark, and I.S.T.A. (International School of Theatre Anthropology. Contemporaneously he studies and trains in theatre, dance and martial art forms from several Asian countries in India, Bali and Japan.

Between 1994 and 2002, he coordinates, creates and/or directs in Denmark and Scandinavia international cultural projects related to migration and exile in different countries.

Between 2001 and 2010 he is artistic co-director and coordinator of the creation centre ‘L’animal a l’esquena’ (, Celrà, Girona, Spain. He has been a driving force and the director of the ‘Master in Contemporary Arts Practice & Dissemination – MACAPD’ from 2007 to 2010 in collaboration with the University of Girona and other institutions from Slovenia and England.

In 2016 start the public presentations of a new piece, ’30 years – a poetic act of resistance’ (https://www.treintañ interpreted by Esther Freixa, and based on the different novels and poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann.

Between 2015 and 2018 he coordinates, within the framework of Interarts Foundation,  the cultural and development Project ‘SouthMed CV’ ( in seven Southern Mediterranean countries ; and the project LAIC (Culture and Arts in support for the social cohesion in Latin-American cities) (, both funded by the EU Development Agency.

Editor of the book Loving Effects, published by Quodlibet, October 2011, related to the Euro-Mediterranean project ‘Miniatures’, (

Editor of the book ‘Mahattat’, published in April 2018 within the framework of the SouthMed CV project (

Between 1997 and 2019 is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Performance Research (Routledge, UK).

He has worked and led courses and workshops in Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, among others.


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