Brazilian Collaborative Theater

Interviews with Directors, Performers and Choreographers


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About the Book

Brazil has one of the most vibrant theater cultures in the world, home to a wide variety of theatrical expression. This collection of 15 interviews includes some of the country’s most prolific creative minds—Zé Celso (Teatro Oficina), Antunes Filho, Gerald Thomas, Nós do Morro, Rudolfo Vásquez (Os Satyros), Antônio Araujo (Teatro Vertigem), Enrique Díaz (Cia do Atores) and Lia Rodrigues, to name a few—discussing their approaches to the collaborative theater process. They describe a collective creative environment in which practitioners are concerned with fundamental questions about social, cultural and artistic contexts in which productions are staged, and the interdisciplinary climate that predominated from the beginning of the 1980s.

About the Author(s)

Aleksandar Dundjerović is a professor of performing arts in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.
Luiz Fernando Ramos is an associate professor of performing arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Bibliographic Details

Aleksandar Dundjerović and Luiz Fernando Ramos
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 213
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7106-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3017-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Introduction: Collaborative Theater Practices in Brazil 5
1. José Celso Martinez Corrêa—Zé—and Teatro Oficina 23
2. Antunes Filho and Centro de Pesquisa Teatral 36
3. Gerald Thomas and the Dry Opera Company 46
4. Antônio Araújo and Teatro da Vertigem 55
5. Enrique Díaz and Companhia dos Atores 67
6. Sergio de Carvalho and Companhia do Latão 80
7. Eduardo Moreira and Grupo Galpão 91
8. Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz 101
9. Aderbal Freire Filho 116
10. Newton Moreno and Os Fofos Encenam 126
11. Marcio Meirelles and Bando de Teatro Olodum 138
12. Nós do Morro 150
13. Rodolfo García Vázquez and Companhia de Teatro Os Satyros 162
14. Lia Rodrigues and Companhia de Danças 172
15. Alejandro Ahmed and Grupo Cena 11 Companhia de Dança 182
Chapter Notes 195
References 201
Index 203