book ‘anatomy of a decision’

editor: David-Alexandre Guéniot
visual elements editor: Patrícia Almeida
texts: João Fiadeiro, Romain Bigé, David-Alexandre Guéniot
photography: Ariny Bianchi, Carolina Campos, David-Alexandre Guéniot,  João Fiadeiro, Jorge Gonçalves, Patrícia Almeida
translation and proofreading: Paula Caspão
design: Marco Balesteros (LETRA.COM.PT)
printed at: Gráfica Maiadouro, 2017
publisher: GHOST Editions (

project funded by Ministério da Cultura/DGArtes com o apoio do Centre National de la Danse (Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse)


The publication “Anatomy of a decision” aims to recreate the first hours that usually occupy the workshops of Composition in Real Time directed by João Fiadeiro. With the advantage of extracting the participant from the pressure he feels in moving to practice, it provides an improved exposure and understanding of each phase that are normally triggered in an improvised situation, that is, in the encounter with the unexpected.


The French version of the book can be ordered from the GHOST publisher website at this link: