Theatre in Brazil - dramaturgy, staging and history


This course aims to present an overview about Theatre in Brazil for international audiences. In the course you will learn about the different phases, about the ensembles that existed and still exist, created methods, dramaturgy, staging forms and also the always close relationship between theater and politics. Through 7 online and live classes you will get to learn about Theatre in Brazil from the perspective of dramaturgy, history and staging with many examples and a decentralized approach.

The course consists of:

- 7 online live classes of 80 minutes each (one per month, Saturday, 3:00PM MEZ) lectured by Dr. Leonel Henckes, PhD in Performing Arts and actor. The classes will be available over seven months, one per month starting in February 2022.

- Supplementary materials in PDF, videos and images.

- Access to recorded classes for a period of 5 years.

- Network with colleges and interaction with the teacher will be possible through a group in Whatsapp or Telegram.

About the teacher:

Leonel Henckes is an actor, producer and researcher in performing arts. Graduated in Theatrical Interpretation at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, holds a master's degree (2011) and a doctorate (2015) in Performing Arts at the Federal University of Bahia, with a doctoral internship at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He realized several independent theater projects and in collaboration with other artists in Brazil and Germany. Published in 2021 the book "O Ator da Organicidade na Cena Contemporânea" and in 2015 the book "Corpo fora do lugar: movimento, fluxo e desordem entre treinamento e construção cênica".

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