Archive for June, 2011

the exhibition of my work

Exhibiting my work for the degree show of Performance Design & Practice @ Central Saint Martins, It wasn’t an easy task.

After 3 years of intense work and so diverse projects and collaborations, I chose 3 of those to present at the final exhibition.

On a black space, I had my 3 best projects: the video and sound installation ‘Saray’, the proposal of multimedia performance “Fast,Past, Present’ and the movement piece ‘Unwrapped’, done in collaboration with Marta Quilleri and irineu Nogueira.

The projects had a 3 screen with a video of the piece and some images.

When I got to the Prague QD of Performative Space, in which Brazil won the Golden Prize, I saw that they displayed the projects in the same way I did for my degree show, always having TV screens showing videos of the actual performance.

Nowadays the moving image is so powerful, and for the viewer to understand the piece, only photographs and models are not accurate, because you don’t get the idea of the space WITH MOVEMENT.

on top, in black, photograph of my degree show, and down, in pink, the Brazil area on the prague quadrennial of scenography.


poetry SLAM

ZAP! Autonomous Zone of the Word is the first night of “Poetry Slam” (League of poetry) from Brazil.
It happens every second Thursday of the month at the headquarters of the Center of Bartholomew Testimonials-Hip Hop Theatre. (Nucleo Bartolomeu de Depoimentos)

It is a space dedicated to spoken words, now free, space in time where diversity is the guest of honor and the main goal is the celebration of the word.

At each meeting, people from different ages, professions, world views, wishes and beliefs come together to share words, ideas, experiences and viewpoints. Inside loud polyphonic Sao Paulo, a suspension in time-space. Silence.

They all stop to listen, see and feel: POETRY

Rules of Slam:
1) A poem (or text) at a time and must be written by the poet (readable)
2) Without accessories, without costumes, without musical accompaniment.
3) The poems must have a maximum of 3 minutes (or less) plus 10 seconds bonus. After this time every 10 seconds exceeded 1 point is deducted.

A jury of five people, randomly selected or chosen at the time the presenter (host / mc) among the public, gives a statement after each poem on a scale from 0.0 to 10.0, and there may be broken grades (eg 7.8 or 9, 6 ….). In addition to the text content, the jury should be aware of how it is presented.
The jurors judge: Form + Content, poetic inspiration + performance.
The highest and lowest marks are dropped. A wizard (in ZAP the “Zapitágoras”) makes the “average” and the notes are marked in a blackboard where everyone can see.
It is Three rounds, so who wants to participate in the slam poetry must have three different poems. All the poets are included in the first round. The Top marks are part of the second and so on until the third and last, where it is voted the “Zapeão”(first place) for the night.
The “Zapeão” for the night takes home a prize of culture: books! Books! Books! besides CDs and DVDs!



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