The idea behind this website is to help me think. To help me think in contact and collaboration with the world. Think, practice and communicate (I wish I could find one word that didn’t separate all these ideas!) I’m doing a Masters in Arts – Physical Theatre, and the proposal here is not only to publish what I have been doing or what I undertake on the course, but also to exchange and share processes, thoughts and wishes. It’s a supporting tool to my studies, as well as a mean of communication and knowledge.
I am Brazilian, from São Paulo City. When I was a graduate student I moved to Campinas, in the countryside of São Paulo State. Ever since, I’ve been packing quite often. I lived in London for one year and now I am developing a masters Project at a school in Italian Switzerland, more specifically Verscio. During these years, the internet has been a continuous place, something that remains constant amongst all changes. Hence it has an important role in this project, at this moment of distances and meetings: to keep communication alive and circulating.
A learning process will be shared here without the presumption that we can substitute human presence – after all a scene, theatre and dance beg to be seen with the naked eye. We will be here feeding the wish to enjoy and make art. We will be here cooking together. Spicing this up with more or less pepper. And everyone is welcome for lunch or supper .Welcome with the naked eye.
Ms. Samanta Roque was born in São Paulo city, Brazil, in 1985. Samanta started her professional studies in dance in the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP (2004-2008). From 2007 to 2010 she worked as a dancer at Caleidos Dance Company, in São Paulo. Samanta took part in 5 different productions under the direction of Isabel Marques and Fábio Brazil. Samanta is a mat pilates teacher certificated by Physical Mind Institute, New York, and has studied studio pilates at the Stott Pilates School. She also works in the field of education in art (specially scenic arts). Samanta has predominantly worked as a dance teacher for children (9 to 12 yrs), as well as for adult groups (35 yrs and above) at the Municipal School of Contemporary dance, Santo André, São Paulo. Samanta also works in partnership with the Caleidos Institute, São Paulo. In 2010 she was accepted in the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied and did her own research in the field of choreology and choreutics. At present, Samanta is a Master student of Physical Theatre at Scuola Teatro Dimitri, in Switzerland, where she is developing her own project. In 2012 Samanta wins a scholarship from Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation, a Swiss Institution created for the promotion of professional dancers and musicians, sponsors young artistes who are on their way to becoming fully-fledged performers.
Tomaz Amorim Izabel
Tomaz Amorim Izabel was born in the small town of Poá, in the metropolitan area of São Paulo. He lived there until he was 18 years old, when he moved to Campinas. There, at the State University, he completed a degree in Literary Studies and is currently a student in the Master’s Programme of Literary Theory. From 2010 til 2011 he lived as an exchange student in the German city of Cologne and after this period worked for one month as a volunteer in the West Banks. Tomaz has a blog where he publishes his poems and translations. Getting close to his 25 years he aims to use his knowledge of literature to help in the interaction between the different arts and spaces.
Brazilian, graduated in Theatre Studies by INDAC and Languages and Literature by University of São Paulo. Between 2005 and 2007 was a member of Cia. Retratos, also working as a voice actress in São Paulo City. Searching for new theatre languages, in 2011 finished the Creating Theatre and Performance – Lecoq Method Program at the London International School of Performing Arts, directed by Thomas Prattki, and started her work as director there. Back to Brazil, Cecília directed a piece for the Satyrianas Theatre Festival and collaborated as Movement and Dramaturgy Advisor for Pinoquianas, a show directed by Susana Yamauchi and playing at the São Paulo Municipal Theatre.
The realization of research is important in any area of knowledge. To invest in the researcher becomes absolutely necessary for the development of the knowledge in itself. In the artistic field, especially with regard to the performing arts, the researcher / artist does his/her research using him/herself as an instrument and as a work itself to be offered and shared with the public (as public one understands not only the public of the theater, the audience, but also the public in relation to social and political aspects of what is public).
The support of institutions which believe in research, which believe in art , which believe in creation makes dreams accessible. This project (personal and artistic) is supported by two Swiss institutions: Scuola Teatro Dimitri and Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation.