The realities of contemporary dance scene in Brazil -Returning to where the body should be-

Photo of choreographer, Marta Soares titled O Banho
“O Banho” by the choreographer, Marta Soares.
Photo by JOÃO CALDAS

Photo of choreographer, Alejandro Ahmed titled Skinner Box
“Skinner Box” by the choreographer, Alejandro Ahmed.
Photo by CRISTIANO PRIMPHOTO 3 - CANDIDA ALMEIDA

Photo of dancer and choreographer, Vera Sala titled Impermanencias
“Impermanencias” by
the dancer and choreographer, Vera Sala

Photo of  Lia Rodrigues titled Encarnado
“Encarnado”by Lia Rodrigues.
Photo by LUCIA HELENA ZAREMBA


Flyer of Returning to where the body should be
The realities of
contemporary dance
scene in Brazil
-Returning to where the
body should be-
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Brazil-- a country which has been drastically growing in the various phases in recent year. People in such a huge nation are alive confronting with the realities on themselves occurred in the context of the diversity of culture and society.
Christine Greiner and Nayse Lopez are ones of acclaimed experts in terms of the critical and creative environment in the contemporary performing arts in Brazil since 1990’s.
Reflecting to the social and cultural background of their country, this talk session will provide the great opportunities to discuss and share the current circumstances and issues in the contemporary performing arts in Brazil including the dialogue between Brazil and Japan, and examine the future perspective.


Outline
Date: Thursday 13 October 2011, 18:30-21:00
First session: Key note speech by Christine Greiner
Second session: Dialogue with Christine Greiner, Nayse Lopez and Kazuko Kuniyoshi
*Doors open 30 minutes before the session starts. Intermission scheduled between sessions.
Venue: JAPAN FOUNDATION JFIC Hall [Sakura]Access
(Address: 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Closest Station "Yotsuya San-chome" (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-line)
Panelists: Christine Greiner, Nayse Lopez, Kazuko Kuniyoshi
(in English with consecutive Japanese interpretation)
Organised by: JAPAN FOUNDATION
In Co-organisation with: Dance Triennale Tokyo Logo of Dance Triennale Tokyo
In cooperation with: KYOTO EXPERIMENT Logo of KYOTO EXPERIMENT

Embassy of Brazil in Japan

Admission: Free (advance reservation required, seat given on the first-come, first-served basis. Please see below for details)
Capacity: 100 persons
How to reserve: Please send your information (name, number of attendees, telephone number) in attention to Performing Arts Division of Japan Foundation.
EMAIL: butai_event@jpf.go.jp
FAX: 03-5369-6038
Contact: JAPAN FOUNDATION
Performing Arts Division, Arts Department
Ms Mariko Konno, Ms Yoko Kitagawa
TEL: 03-5369-6063

PROFILES

Christine GREINER

Photo of Christine GREINER Christine Greiner is Professor in the Department of Body Languages, Graduate Program of Communication and Semiotics and the Undergraduate Course of Communication and Body Arts at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is the author of several books (the last one is The Body in Crisis: short-circuit of representations, 2010), and curator of exhibitions like Tokyogaqui, an Imaginary Japan (2008) and Revolt of the Flesh (2010).

Nayse LOPEZ

Official Website

Photo of Nayse LOPEZ Nayse Lopez is a cultural journalist and dance critic in Rio de Janeiro since 1993. As a freelance writer and a researcher, her career varies from magazines and newspapers to TV programs not only in Brazil but in North America and Europe as well. In 2001 she started to work at Panorama Dance Festival, in Rio de Janeiro and has been an artistic director since 2006. She also organized the International Dance Conference in 2005 with support of British Council and Itau Cultural. In 2003 LOPEZ created the first professional website for contemporary dance in Brazil, www.idanca.net.

Kazuko KUNIYOSHI

Photo of Kazuko KUNIYOSHI Kazuko Kuniyoshi is a dance critic and researcher, teaching dance history and theory at universities in Tokyo, as a Visiting Professor. She is the author of Yume no Ishou, Kioku no Tsubo: Buyo to Modernism (Dreamy Costumes and vessels of Memory: 20th Century Dance and Modernism;2002,Tokyo), and has written about butoh in the 1960's for BUTO(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2002), and Hijikata Tatsumi's works for Etre Ensemble (CND, 2003).

Image picture of KYOTO EXPERIMENT
KYOTO EXPERIMENT2011:
Marcelo Evelin/Demolition Inc. + Nńcleo Do Dirceu "Matadouro(Slaughterhouse)"
photo by Layane Holanda, costumes by Joao Pimenta

◎Christine Greiner and Nayse Lopez are also invited as lecturers for Festival Lecture on Sunday 9 October at KYOTO EXPERIMENT2011.

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