Raul Maia is a Portuguese physical performance artist. His focus as a maker is in creating frames for physical behaviour practices from which physical language can arise and be re-contextualised into an artistic object. He also dedicates himself to the creation of soundscapes in the frame of his own performances. He splits his time between his own work and his ongoing artistic collaboration with Belgium choreographer Thomas Steyaert. His work has been shown in festivals and houses such as ImPulsTanz (AT), Xplore dance Festival (RO), Potsdam Tanzfabrik (DE), Idans Istanbul (TR), Tanzquartier Vienna (AT), WUK (AT), brut (AT) and D.D.D. (PT) among others. As a performer he has collaborated with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, Tino Sehgal, Fanni Futterknecht, Alexander Gottfarb, Sofia Dias and Vitor Roriz, Paul Wenninger and Catarina Miranda amongst others.