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Performers

Roger Teixeira

Dancer /Musician /Carimbó


Roger Teixeira, 25 years old

Paraense, native of the island of Algodoal, born in 1995. He has already played in several carimbó groups.  At SAF he will play capoeira with his wife Luane Furtado and will also dance carimbó with her.

 



Roger Teixeira, 25 anos.

Dançarino e músico de carimbó.

Paraense, nativo da ilha de Algodoal, nascido no ano de 1995. Já tocou em vários grupos de carimbó. No SAF irá jogar capoeira com sua esposa Luane Furtado e também dançará carimbó com a mesma.

Damião Negri

Musician/Composer/Biologist and performer

Encontros preciosos

Damião Negri born in Macapa (Amapa State) and living in Belem (Para State) Brazil.

Musician/composer/biologist/performer 

Environmentalist, adventurer, owner of cultural space Rota Do Lago in Algodoal. He promotes sustainable lifestyle. He protects the natural environment by recycling the garbage on Algodoal island. 

He will perform in person from Algodoal (Amazonia) at SAF 2021 playing the guitar and singing with Rande Frank. 


Damião Negri nasceu em Macapá (Amapá), residente em Belém (Pará) no Brasil.

Ambientalista, aventureira, dono do espaço cultural Rota Do Lago em Algodoal.  Ele promove um estilo de vida sustentável.  Ele protege o meio ambiente reciclando o lixo da ilha de Algodoal.

 Ele se apresentará pessoalmente de Algodoal (Amazônia) no SAF 2021 tocando violão e cantando com Rande Frank.

Diego Rodrigues da Silva

Native Carimbo musician and performer

Carimbo Batique Raiz

Diego Rodrigues da Silva

Carimo performer of the Carimbo Batique Raiz at the Social Arts Festival 2021, Algodoal, Brazil

Jadson Martins Pimentel

Capoira/Carimbo performer

Carimbo Batique Raiz

Jadson Martins Pimentel,  19, native of Algodoal, Brazil

Capoira/Carimbo performer

Social Arts Festival 2021


Jadson Martins Pimentel, 19, natural de Algodoal, Brasil

Intérprete de Capoira / Carimbo

Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021

Moacir Modesto Teixeira

Musician/ Composer/Performer Native Carimbo Artist Fortalezinha

Filhos da Maiandeua

Native from Fortalezinha-Maiandeua island. Master of Carimbo of Fortalezinha.

He will perform with carimbo group Flores Nativas SAF 2021 


Nativo da Ilha Fortalezinha-Maiandeua. Mestre Praiano de Carimbo. 

Vai se apresentar com o grupo carimbo Flores Nativas SAF 2021

Rafael Azevedo

Storyteller

Rafael Azevedo

Rafael Azevedo is a Brazilian writer. He has a master's degree in Literary Studies (2019) and is studying for a doctorate at the Federal University of Pará, in the city of Belém, where he resides. He has short stories published in anthologies, including the one for the 2021 Off Flip Award Seal and in the magazine Mapas do Confinamento. He published the short story "Inside Flying Rivers", which will be translated in 2022 into English and French. The Amazon, in all its dimensions, is one of the mirrors of his work. The novel "Echoes in the heart of the earth", recently published by Kotter Editorial (2021), is his debut in fiction.


Rafael Azevedo é escritor brasileiro. Tem mestrado em Estudos Literários (2019) e cursa doutorado na Universidade Federal do Pará, na cidade de Belém, onde reside. Tem contos publicados em antologias, entre elas a do Selo do prêmio Off Flip de 2021 e na revista Mapas do Confinamento. Publicou o conto "Por dentro de rios voadores", que será traduzido em 2022 para o inglês e francês. A Amazônia, em toda a sua dimensão, é um dos espelhos de sua obra. O romance "Ecos no coração da terra", recém-publicado pela Kotter Editorial (2021), é a sua estreia na ficção.

Oh Kyung Jang

Multi-disciplinary artist/Dancer/Performer

Oh Kyung Jang

Oh Kyung Jang is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Busan, Korea.  She ponders the existential and social meanings of the body, working to unravel the multi-layered meanings of the female bodies. Majored in Dance and Music from The New School in New York (BA), her works explore the process of manifestation of identity, sexuality, body and relationships. Her training includes street dance, contemporary, west-african, somatics, improvisation, martial arts, voice work and writing. Her work delivers the fluid crossover between movement, voice, text and space that touches all spheres of our senses.

Her work includes the choreography works that reflect on femininity, sexuality and female body, '[vi:] (2016)', 'Our Body is a Battlefield (2017)', and ‘A Special Metaphor (2020)'; installation&performance work, ‘in-between connections(2020)’ and ‘dried up time_3verses(2021)'; site-specific multi-disciplinary work 'It’s Summer Time (2018)', 'Soil Sage(2018)', 'Creation(2017)'. In 2019, She conducted improvisation research in Amsterdam and Korea and currently runs an improvisation platform based in Busan.

She will perform online at Social Arts Festival on 12th December 2021

 

Feriha Cruz

Dançarina / Performer latina

LCP Dance Theatre

Feriha is a passionate amateur dancer, especially for Salsa Cubana, Rumba Cubana, Estilo Afro Cubano and Orixás. She has performed at some international festivals and local organizations dancing sea goddess "Yemanjá" and Rumba. Born in Turkey, lived in Switzerland. For the past 2 years she has been traveling around the world.

She will perform in person at SAF 2021 December 10th dancing Salsa, Carimbo and Capoeira with London's LCP Dance Theater with local artists from Ilha de Algodoal in the Amazon - Northern Brazil.


Feriha é uma dançarina de hobby apaixonada, especialmente por Salsa Cubana, Rumba Cubana, Estilo Afro Cubano e Orixás.  Ela já se apresentou em alguns festivais internacionais e organizações locais dançando deusa do mar "Yemanjá" e Rumba.  Nasceu na Turquia, morou na Suíça.  Nos últimos 2 anos ela tem viajado ao redor do mundo.
Ela vai se apresentar pessoalmente no SAF 2021 10 de dezembro dançando Salsa, Carimbo e Capoeira com o LCP Dance Theatre de Londres com os artistas locais da Ilha de Algodoal na Amazônia - Norte do Brasil.

Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro

Circus artist/Carimbo dancer/Performer/Artistic director

Flores Nativas de Maiandeua

Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro

She is a Carimbo dancer born and raised on the island of Algodoal -Maiandeua archipelago. 

 25 years old, 

Indigenous native from the north of Brazil - Pará - Amazonia. 

She is an artistic director of the Carimbó female dance group: Native Flowers from Maiandeua. She is a circus artist, juggler and fire performer. She will present in person the variety of her artistic work during 3 days of Social Arts Festival 10,11,12 December 2021 in Amazonia.

 

Isabela juliana costa Monteiro

Ela e Bailarina carimbozeira nascida e criada na ilha de Algodoal -Maiandeua. 

25 anos, nativa, indigena de norte do Brasil - Pará in Amazônia. 

Diretora Artistica do grupo de dança carimbó feminino  bailarinas carimbozeiras: Flores Nativas de Maiandeua.

Artista cirsence, malabarista com performance de fogo apresentando no festival de artes social (Social Arts Festival) nos dias 10,11,12 Decembro 2021

Kelly Taiane Rodrigues das Silva

Carimbo dancer

Flores Nativas de Maiandeua

Kelly, 24, is a native indigenous Carimbo folk youth dancer from Maiandeua - Algodoal island - Amazonia - North Brazil.

She will perform live in a group Carimbo choreography for the Social Arts Festival 2021 in Amazonia


Kelly, 24, é uma dançarina jovem do povo Carimbo, indígena, de Maiandeua - Ilha de Algodoal - Amazônia - Norte do Brasil.

Ela vai se apresentar ao vivo em uma coreografia do grupo Carimbo para o Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021 na Amazônia

 

 

Keylla Agnes vasconcelos Freitas

Karimbo dancer

Flores Nativas de Maiandeua

Keylla, 12, is a native indigenous Carimbo folk youth dancer from Maiandeua - Algodoal island - Amazonia - North Brazil.

She will perform live in a group Carimbo choreography for the Social Arts Festival 2021 in Amazonia


Keyles, 12, é uma dançarina jovem do povo Carimbo, indígena, de Maiandeua - Ilha de Algodoal - Amazônia - Norte do Brasil.

Ela vai se apresentar ao vivo em uma coreografia do grupo Carimbo para o Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021 na Amazônia

Lívia Cardoso da Conceição

Karimbo dancer

Flores Nativas de Maiandeua

Livia, 8, is a native indigenous Carimbo folk youth dancer from Maiandeua - Algodoal island - Amazonia - North Brazil.

She will perform live in a group Carimbo choreography for the Social Arts Festival 2021 in Amazonia


Livia, 8, é uma dançarina jovem do povo Carimbo, indígena, de Maiandeua - Ilha de Algodoal - Amazônia - Norte do Brasil.

Ela vai se apresentar ao vivo em uma coreografia do grupo Carimbo para o Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021 na Amazônia

Ainá Diaurum Marquaire Barradas

Carimbo youth dancer

Flores Nativas De Maiandeua

Carimbo youth dancer with Flores Nativas De Maiandeua, Algodoal, Brazil

 

Luane Furtado

Capoeira/Carimbo dancer/Performer 

Luane

Luane Furtado, 22 years old.

 Capoeirista/Carimbó dancer

 Paraense, born in the city of Maracanã in 1999, has been training capoeira since she was 14 years old.  She saw in capoeira a way to improve her quality of life, and it ended up becoming her biggest passion.  Living on the island of Algodoal for 2 years, she fell in love with the carimbó culture, and today she loves dancing to this contagious rhythm.

During SAF she will perform singing, instrumental and capoeira wrestling with her husband Roger Teixeira.  And he will also dance carimbó.


Luane Furtado, 22 anos.

Capoeirista/ dançarina de Carimbó

Paraense, nascida na cidade de Maracanã em 1999, treina capoeira desde os 14 anos de idade. Viu na capoeira uma forma de melhorar sua qualidade de vida, e acabou se tornando sua maior paixão. Moradora da ilha de Algodoal há 2 anos, se apaixou pela cultura do carimbó, e hoje ama dançar esse ritimo contagiante. 

Durante o SAF fará apresentação de canto, instrumental e luta de capoeira com seu esposo Roger Teixeira. E também dançará carimbó.

 

Menesis Teixeira

Musician/song writer/performer 

Menesis

Menesis Teixeira is the only son of Margarita Menesa Teixeira - the founder of Carimbo - folk music from Ilha Maiandeua.  He is a native indigenous habitant of Algodoal island from Maiandeua archipelago, Amazonia, Para Region in North Brazil. He is a composer, musician and master of Carimbo.  It preserves the indigenous tradition of its ancestors and fishermen.

During SAF 2021 he will tell, sing and play the old legends of Ilha Maiandeuá with José Costa Teixeira and Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Menesis Teixeira unico filio de Margarita Menesa Teixeira - a fundadora do Carimbo - música folclórica da Ilha Maiandeua. Ele é nativo da ilha de Algodoal, do arquipélago Maiandeua, Amazônia, Região do Pará, no Norte do Brasil.  É compositor, músico e mestre do Carimbo.  Ele preserva a tradição indígena de seus ancestrais e pescadores.

Durante o SAF 2021 ele vai contando, cantando e tocando as velhas lendas da Ilha Maiandeuá com José Costa Teixeira e  Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Nayesh Radia

Meditation Coach / Writer

Nayesh

Nayesh has written several plays for theatre, radio and film. With a varied career, Nayesh now works as Mediation Coach and Spiritual Guide for Power Of CHATT - providing complementary, holistic and alternative therapy.

Nayesh will perform Anjali - a poem he wrote about the journey of a young woman forced in to the world of human trafficking.

Rande Frank

Musician and song writer

Encontros preciosos

Rand Frank Cunha Costa, 48 years old, born in Belém, region of Pará in North Brazil. Artistically known as Rande Frank, with a 28 years career as a musician, playing the guitar and always singing in Portuguese an extensive repertoire of Brazilian popular music. In addition to musical art, Rande also has experience in theater and cinema, and also has a university degree as a psychologist. He is a writer, composer, performer and instrumentalist. He joined, between 1999 and 2008, as the lead singer of the pop rock covers band entitled “Samã”, where Rande expressed exciting performances during his presentations. He participated in Rock in Rio (2001) with Banda Xuxu and Kaveiras Barrocas, performing shows inside a bus that traveled in the neighborhoods of the south zone of Rio de Janeiro.

Rande will play guitar and sing with lyrics composed for the Social Arts Festival 2021.


Rand Frank Cunha Costa, 48 anos, natural de Belém do Pará, Brasil. Artisticamente conhecido como Rande Frank, com uma carreira de musicista que já dura 28 anos, tocando violão e cantando sempre em português um extenso repertório da música popular brasileira. Além da arte musical, Rande também possui experiência no teatro e no cinema, e também tem formação superior como psicólogo. Também é escritor, compositor, intérprete e instrumentista. Integrou, entre os anos 1999 e 2008 , como vocalista da banda de covers de pop rock intitulada “Xamã”, onde Rande expressava performances empolgantes durante suas apresentações. Participou no Rock in Rio (2001) com a Banda Xuxu e as Kaveiras Barrocas, executando shows no interior de um ônibus que intinerava nos bairros da zona sul carioca.

Rande tocará violão e cantará com letras compostas para o Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021.

Maria de Fátima Dos Santos Valente

Artisan and Performer

Abayomis with Famima

Maria will exhibit her work during the performance with Rande Frank.

Born in Concórdia do Pará, in 1999, and raised in the interior until moving to Belém in her early teens. At 16, she went to study Psychology at UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro, where she participated in projects such as Adole-ser in motion, later Corpos em Rede, and Revista Fragmentos. Now graduating, she works with crafts and plastic arts, and seeks to expand her social projects with communities as a psychologist and artist.

Maria vai expor seu trabalho durante a performance com Rande Frank.

Nascida em Concórdia do Pará, em 1999, e criada nos interiores até ir para Belém no começo de sua adolescência. Aos 16 foi estudar Psicologia na UFRJ, no Rio de Janeiro, onde participou de projetos como Adole-ser em movimento, posteriormente Corpos em Rede, e a Revista Fragmentos. Hoje se formando, trabalha com artesanato e artes plásticas, e busca expandir seus projetos sociais com comunidades enquanto psicóloga e artivista.

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Ailson Monteiro Farias

Photographer/Painter

Studio Pixé Amazonia

Born in Nova Timboteua, 1979, northeast of Pará, he is a draftsman, painter and woodcut artist, and studied a degree in visual arts at UFPA.  He is a native indigenous habitant of Algodoal island from Maiandeua archipelago, Amazonia, Para Region in North Brazil. Currently living in Algodoal, Praia da Princesa, he has been developing a work of painting on discarded wood with local themes of nature and culture, like the masters of carimbó.


Natural de Nova Timboteua, 1979, nordeste do Pará, é desenhista, pintor e xilogravurista, e estudou licenciatura em artes visuais na UFPA.  Ele é nativo da ilha de Algodoal, do arquipélago Maiandeua, Amazônia, Região do Pará, no Norte do Brasil.  Atualmente morando em Algodoal, na Praia da Princesa, vem desenvolvendo um trabalho de pintura em madeiras descartadas com temas locais da natureza e da cultura, como os mestres do carimbó.

Lúcia Maria Leão

Visual artist/ Performer

Lúcia Leão

Born in Concórdia do Pará, in 1999, and raised in the interior until moving to Belém in her early teens. At 16, she went to study Psychology at UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro, where she participated in projects such as Adole-ser in motion, later Corpos em Rede, and Revista Fragmentos. Now graduating, she works with crafts and plastic arts, and seeks to expand her social projects with communities as a psychologist and artist.

A short film featuring the rescue of a litter of 10 puppies from a female dog in the village of algodoal;


Nascida em Concórdia do Pará, em 1999, e criada nos interiores até ir para Belém no começo de sua adolescência. Aos 16 foi estudar Psicologia na UFRJ, no Rio de Janeiro, onde participou de projetos como Adole-ser em movimento, posteriormente Corpos em Rede, e a Revista Fragmentos. Hoje se formando, trabalha com artesanato e artes plásticas, e busca expandir seus projetos sociais com comunidades enquanto psicóloga e artivista.

Um curta-metragem apresentando o resgate de uma ninhada de 10 filhotes de uma cadela da vila de algodoal;

Catarina Carvalho

Musician and Performer

Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Catarina is a Portuguese soprano currently on her last year of undergraduate vocal studies course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.

Catarina moved to London when she was 17 to begin her studies and in the meantime she has also finished her 200h Yoga Teacher Training. In the future she aims to combine music and yoga, looking more into sound healing and chanting.

Andrez Olmos Guillen

Performance Artist

Andrez

Born in the Obispo Santisteban province, in the town of Montero, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia in 1987. Bachelor of Arts from the Gabriel Rene Moreno Autonomous University or U.A.G.R.M.
He has a diploma in Cultural Management from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón or U.M.S.S. from the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Interdisciplinary artist, performance who has participated in national festivals such as “Intersecciones”. Also in international festivals such as "AUSTRAL" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Festival Art and Work" in Chile, "Occidentalmente", Latin American festival of performance art. It has performatic pieces made in galleries in its city of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
He participated in the itinerant exhibition "Altered States" by the curator and artist Héctor Canonge, with his Record of the performance "NO / Estado", which took place in different galleries around the world; New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Miami, Lima and Mexico City. He has also participated in group exhibitions such as "Historical Lapsus" at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) or "Support and Matter" at Kiosko Galería in his hometown.

In 2020 he participated in the International Art Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with his installation-in situ piece “Textos de Sal”, which was awarded by the General Directorate of Culture and Tourism of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

He crossed the residence of the Gallery "Kiosko Galería" in Bolivia in April 2021 and another with the "Galería Mango" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participant of the “International Multimedia Art Festival” or “IMAF” at SULUV Gallery in Novi Sad (Serbia) that will take place from August 30 to September 5, 2021.

Soon he is preparing for his residency at "RARO Galería" Buenos Aires, in February 2022.

Doriel Ribeiro da Silva

Slackline Artist

Dorial

Dorial is originally from north Brazil - Belem.  He is a passionate and natural Capoeira and Carimbo dancer with slackline skills.  He is a nature lover, an environmentalist and a craftsman.  Dorial has designed and built recycling bins for Algodoal .   He is performer and sponsor of the Social Arts Festival 2021 and will perform a dance and slackline. Dorial will be holding a slackline workshop for people of all ages, kids and adults during the festival.


Ele é originário do norte do Brasil - Belém. ele é um apaixonado dançarino de capoeira e carimbo natural com habilidades no slackline. amante da natureza, ambientalista e artista da construção. ele vai construir algumas lixeiras para reciclagem na ilha de Algodoal. Como intérprete e patrocinador do SAF 2021, ele apresentará dança e slackline. Ele fará workshop de slackline para pessoas de todas as idades, crianças e adultos.

Jose Costa Teixeira

Musician and Performer

Groppo Praiano do ALGODOAL

Jose is a grandson of Margarita Menesa Teixeira - the creator of Carimbo - folk music of Maiandeua island in Brazil. He is a composer, musician and a master of Carimbo. Jose preserves the indigenous tradition of his ancestors and fishermen.

During the SAF 2021 he is telling, singing and playing the old legends of Maiandeua island with his wife Lenir Maria Cardoso.


José Costa Teixeira é neto de Margarita Menesa Teixeira - a criadora do Carimbo - música folclórica da Ilha Maiandeua.  É compositor, músico e mestre do Carimbo.  Ele preserva a tradição indígena de seus ancestrais e pescadores.

 Durante o SAF 2021 ele vai contando, cantando e tocando as velhas lendas da Ilha Maiandeuá com sua esposa Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Lenir Maria Cardoso

Hair/Makeup Artist and Performer

Groppo Praiano do ALGODOAL

Lenir Maria Cardoso is originally from Carutapera.  Her passion for arts arose with her career as a makeup artist, masseuse and hairdresser.  Lenir is a professional in the beauty business and alternative forms of therapy, such as therapeutic massage, to heal her clients.  Her aim is to make her clients feel beautiful and young.  Lenir is the proprietor of the Salon Belezza Total in Algodoal and sponsors the festival by providing free makeup and hairstyles for attendees.  Lenir is a dancer and musician and her performance takes inspiration from her husband, an indigenous native of Algodoal Island.  Together they present a performance telling the legendary stories of the Maiandeua, through music and dance.


Lenir Maria Cardoso  é originária da Carutapera.  sua paixão pelas artes transformou-se em maquiadora, massagista e cabeleireira.  ela trabalha no setor de beleza aplicando formas alternativas de terapia, como a massagem terapêutica, para curar seus clientes.  ela torna seus clientes bonitos e jovens.  Ela dirige seu próprio salão - Salon Belezza Total em Algodoal.  Ela é patrocinadora do festival ao fornecer maquiagem e penteados gratuitos para os participantes.  ela também participa como dançarina e musicista do carimbo, inspirando-se em seu sposo, um nativo indígeno da ilha Algodoal.  Ambos apresentam a performance contando as lendárias histórias de Maiandeua, tocando e danzando.

Yvonne Greaves

Contemporary Dancer Choreographer Writer

Soft Sovereign

British artists, contemporary dancer, based in London. Graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire Community Dance Diploma and Birkbeck Performing Arts. Dancer, performer, choreographer and writter. She is also a Pilates teacher.

African odyssey of protest poetry dance and imagery for Social Arts Festival 2021

Emily Myers

Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher/Voice Artist

Emily trained at The Arts Educational School and University of Surrey Roehampton . Her Choreography credits include: The Soldier's Tale (Fews Ensemble & Ciarán Hinds); The Demon Within and Angel (Dancayers Co.)

Performance Credits include: Dancer & Dance Captain The Snowman (London Cast, UK & Korean Tour); The Merry Widow (English National Opera); On Windover Hill (Castley Music); State of Mind (New York); Akram Khan's Pledge (London); Rafael Bonachela's Beats For Peace (London); Spirit of The Flame (2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremony).

Film credits include: Connect (BAFTA Nominated short film); Petrushka (Wimbledon Music Festival); Home and Away (Australian Television Network).

Teaching: Emily currently teaches Contemporary & Ballet on Zoom.

Zaynah Lodge

Dancer

As a young child in Bermuda, Zaynah became interested in the performing arts when her mother took her to the theatre several times a year to see local artists.

In her teen years, she practiced martial arts and would later pursue dance while in university. She tried several different styles but ultimately fell in love with Jazz and Contemporary. Her inspirations are Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. All four started Dance at ages traditionally considered to be late but left a huge impact on the Dance world.

Freya Dare

Dancer

Freya

Freya  created a piece tilled Sunrise to set! I wanted to capture how isolation has allowed us to slow down and take in the great beauty of the natural wold. The morning begins with hope and and enjoyment of  hearing the birds call. The dance progresses into the night were our anxiety takes control and manifests into stagne dreams and feeling of unrest. Freya wanted to finish the piece with an optimistic ending that every day we have the opportunity to start again and not let yesterday's repression treacle through to the next. please see the link below

festival music

Greta Westwood

Film maker

Pent Up and Puzzled

Greta is a London-based filmmaker, photographer and multimedia web-designer. A recent graduate (2019) in BA Hons Anthropology and Visual Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Greta has made a short film that portrays the slow and enjoyable aspects of the current lockdown which is happening as a result of Covid-19. Though this global pandemic has caused much disruption to people’s lives, it has also presented the opportunity to change one’s daily habits and to find new ways of stimulating the brain. As a result of this, she made a short documentary – style film which carefully observes a new-found activity.  Greta would like this activity to show ways in which the body and/or mind can still be energised when forced to lock down in a limited, domestic space.

Heather Mason

Founder

The Minded Institute

Heather is the founder of The Minded Institute a world leader in yoga therapy education.  She holds graduate education in neuroscience, physiology, psychotherapy, and co-authored the book Yoga in Mental Health, a core text for yoga and mental health professionals, which looks at the interface between these fields and yoga.  Devoted to bringing yoga practices to those in need, Heather founded the Yoga in Health Care Alliance and works towards yoga’s integration of yoga into the NHS at both the policy and grassroots level.  Heather is also the secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yoga in Society.  In her free time she writes music

Emma Clandon

Double Twist Dance Company

Emma Clandon is also trained in all styles of dance and a graduate from the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts which is why Emma Clandon and Emma  Levene are able to offer a wide range of styles for the company and for the school. They have a strong passion for dancing, choreographing, and performing.

This absolute passion for dance and music has informed Emma Clandon's life. From the age of four studying RAD classical ballet produced a joy in her spirit, training in both the UK and Australia at schools such as Ecole Classique School of Classical Ballet in Sydney, as well as taking class whenever her family travelled overseas. Adding a full range of training in other areas of dance, from contemporary to ballroom, filled out her skill set, as very early on Emma knew this was where she wanted her career to be.

Graduating from Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, where she studied dance, drama and musical theatre, further honed her skills and Emma continues to take professional classes to maintain her standard.

Performing in theatre or on film is a culmination that is the essence of Emma. Being part of an ensemble and savouring every performance fulfils her ambition to strive for perfection. Recently played Victoria in Cats, Teresita in West Side Story and Kitt in Betty Blue Eyes.

Tara Kearney

Poet and Muscian

Tara

Tara Kearney is a 25 year old movement practitioner, training aerialist and spoken word poet from east London. Her work focuses on environmental issues, mental health, and relationships.

Emma Levene

Double Twist Dance Company

Emma Levene has a strong passion for dancing, singing, performing, teaching, and choreographing. She started her training at a ballet school in Walthamstow in classical ballet syallbus in rad,modern, jazz, musical theatre and tap.  After studying GCSE dance at school and doing a BTEC Diploma in dance she was accepted into the highly respected Creative Academy dance college in Slough. Here, she trained in ISTD ballet, contemporary, choreography, jazz, and various other styles. To further her training she completed a small dance and musical theatre course in North London.

This gave her the technique and performing ability to work professionally and credits include dancing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and Addams Family musical as ancestors and various other musicals. Her other work includes ballet productions such as Beatrix Potter, circus tours, films including 'Fantastic Beasts' and tv programmed like Made in Chelsea, music videos and tv adverts. She has also performed solo and group performances at Hackney Empire and Millfield theatre and Zee Carnivals at Olympia.

Emma's teaching career started as an assistant teacher at a local ballet school in cechetti ballet and from there has gone on to teach at various dance, performing arts schools, primary arts schools and primary after-school clubs teaching ballet, contemporary and lyrical, various other styles. She is passionate about teaching ballet and contemporary dance to all ages from children aged 4 to adults. Emma's biggest passion is giving others the chance to pursue their talent in dance and performing arts and looks forward to a long and fulfilling career in the arts.

The music we used for the duet is 7 Roads(I see you) Julius Cowdrey

Tanica Psalmist

Poet

Moses said

Tanica's a storyteller and spoken-word artist who loves to talk about taboo and daring subjects. A conscious poet whose lyrical content is quite abstract and profound. She's not only an artist but a practitioner that integrates wellbeing & Performance techniques to create discussion that supports emotional stability, mental health & cognition! she's an eminent molecule within the universe due to her positive vibes, spreading of love & truth seeking.

Nina Gabriela Goldsworthy Moll

Actress

White Latina

White Latina is a solo show about Nina Gabriela's life. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Lima, Peru. Her mother is Peruvian and her father is British.
White Latina is a one woman show, it makes you think, laugh and relate.It has been performed since December 2018, thanks to the audiences feedback it has grown and changed.

This new performance talks about her life as well as quarantine life. Lots of things have happened and White Latina reflects on them.

Eleni Papaioannou

Dancer

Can you remember?

Dancing the Dream

Dancer

Dancing the Dream

Dancing The Dream was founded by Flavia Caselli and Gianni D’Andria. It was born as an Italian dance company dedicated to and inspired by Michael Jackson and his art, and Flavia carried on the company’s legacy in the UK. The name comes from Michael Jackson’s book of poems, Dancing The Dream. The company took part in many dance events and performed in major theaters in Italy and abroad. The dancers are all trained in different styles and are all professionally active in the dance industry.

Flavia Caselli has trained all dance styles from a very young age, and focused more on street styles. She trained in Italy, her home country, in the USA and in the UK. She currently lives in London, where she perform and teaches dance. She has performed for artists in concerts and events as a street dancer, and for MJ tribute artists as a backing dancer. She has also performed in many festivals and dance events with a contemporary dance company in the UK.

Gianni was born in Italy, where he trained Hip-Hop with the best dance teachers in Italy. He is a choreographer, artistic director, and screenwriter and is considered one of the best Michael Jackson style dancer and impersonator in Italy. He is the only Italian impersonator who had the honour of dancing in front of Michael Jackson privately.

Phyllis Rhode

Aerialist

Jnalis Aerial Trio

Julia Torggler

Aerialist

Junalis Aerial Trio

Julia grew up in Austria, then went to a ballet academy Boarding School at 14 and started working as a dancer in various theatres around Germany. Juila always loved a challenge so around 5 years ago she started Training on the Aerial silks and have been performing as a aerialist around Germany and on many cruises around the world. Besides being an artist on stage she also teaches kids dance and works in many projects with kids, refugees and in schools spreading dance and movement as an international language.
 

Natalie Schättle

Aerialist

Natalie Schättle

 
Natalie grew up in Vienna, Austria and attended the Vienna Opera Ballet School in conjunction with high-school and graduated in 1994. Apart from ballet she took another year abroad to study dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York where she trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, Musical Theatre & Ballroom Dance. She performed internationally in Ballets, Musicals and Contemporary projects. In 2012 she found her passion for aerial arts and started training aerial hoop and silks. Soon she started choreographing her own silk & hoop acts and performing at events and cruise ships. She is delighted to share some of her work at social arts festival this year!

Alexei Sharp

Presenter Business Owner

ESPH

Alexei, who founded CLC & ESPH, competed as an international decathlete from 1991-2000. He was UK decathlon champion in 1997 and competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1998. Successive knee and back injuries curtailed his career in 2000. Alexei studied French & Italian at the University of Southern California, received a diploma in Pre-medicine and pre-medical studies from Schiller International University, not pursuing a place at medical school to concentrate on his athletic career, and then completed a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King's College, University of London.

This incredible athlete, public speaker and Social Arts Festival (SAF) award sponsor will present the SAF 19th of October 2019.

Sophie-Grace Coombes

Classical and Contemporary Dancer Rehearsing Director

LCP Dance Theatre

British born Sophie-Grace Coombes is a Classical and Contemporary dancer. Having trained at the Louise Browne Scholarship Centre she was awarded a full scholarship to study at Northern Ballet School.

Sophie-Grace has performed lead roles with the English Youth Ballet and Opera and Ballet International companies. She cherished her time as a Principal of Manchester City Ballet and NorthYorkshire CountyYouthDance Company, before moving to the USA as a Soloist with AjkunBalletTheatre in New York. During this time she worked with underprivileged children from diverse backgrounds.

Currently returning following a career break due to illness, Sophie-Grace’s recovery is flourishing through her discovery of the wonders of Yoga, training in holistic healing techniques. Moreover, exploring her spiritual path and the mind of a true dancer.

“She is fuelled by her love of movement and belief in the power of people”

Due to her recent injury, she became an incredible rehearsing director at LCP Dance Theatre

19th Oct SAF2019

"Love Live Life" choreographed by Joanna Puchala LCP Dance Theatre

Juliet Brady

Actress and Classical, Contemporary and Jazz Dancer

LCP Dance Theatre

Born in London, Juliet performed with the National Youth Ballet as a young dancer and went on to pursue acting, studying at Drama Studio London and performing with Blood, Love and Rhetoric Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. Juliet is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and performing with LCP Dance Theatre.

12th and 19th October SAF2019

"Love Live Life"

Saili Katebe

Writer Actor Performer

Saili Katebe is a Zambian born writer, actor and performance poet currently based out of the South West. His work seeks to find the marriage between mediums, investigate the lived experience through language and physicality.

12th Oct SAF2019

"Naming Game"

Steven Zilinskas

Physical Theatre Artist

Steven Zilinskas

Steven Zilinskas is a physical theatre practitioner based in London. Previous productions involve CLUB PARADISE (Shenanigans Theatre Company, toured 2018 Birmingham MAC) and solo works MIRAGE (2018, toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and most recent WOOL (2019, toured Birmingham MAC) with a specific approach to dance and movement-based work.

 

19th Oct SAF 2019

"Wool" 20 min dance and physical theatre

Deana Indraccolo

Contemporary Dancer

LCP Dance Theatre

Deana was born in Southern Italy. She started her dance career as a teenager, very quickly she joined the Compagnia D, contemporary dance company directed by S. Frassanito as a dancer and choreographer’s assistant. She won a scholarship for a professional course at Opus Ballet in Florence directed by D. Tinazzi. This experience gave her an opportunity to study with great choreographers from all over the world such as Antonio Orlando (“Notre Dame de Paris”), training in ballet and contemporary dance, as well as in hip hop, street dance, flamenco, salsa, pole dance and aerial dance.

In 2010 she graduated from the University of Lecce in Italy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Arts.

She was a choreographer and backing dancer for the singer Ashleigh K and a performer and modern dance teacher in London.

She joined LCP Dance Theatre in 2014 as a dancer participating in production ” Am I” and continues to perform with new production such as ” I Am” and many others.

She performed with LCP Dance Theatre productions last year in London at SAF (Social Arts Festival) 2018.

Joe Holtaway

Singer Song Writer

Joe Holtaway

Singer and songwriter, looks after Peace Sounds Label.

His songs are inspired by a folk music upbringing and involvements in peace and social justice movements. Following a year's residency in the Nobel peace prize-nominated Buddhist monk Thích Nhat Hạnh's Plum Village, Joe spent two years travelling, writing and singing with community groups at protest camps and demos, with organisations including Extinction Rebellion and the Quakers. He is currently recording a collection of songs from this time.

‘fine songwriting’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Music, Ivor Novello committee

‘gorgeous, pure, absolutely lovely’ Sarah Gosling BBC Introducing

‘pure poetry’ David White BBC Introducing

 

12 Oct SAF 2019

20min singing performance

Gennaro Lasco

Aerialist Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer

Daniela Costanza & Gennaro Lasco

Gennaro Lasco Originally from Italy, started dancing when he was 14. He toured Italy performing in both ballet and contemporary pieces, including “Swan Lake” and “Giselle” with Teatro Massimo of Palermo, “Rigoletto” with Teatro Argentina of Rome, “Don Quixotte”, “Carmen”, “Bolero”, ”Carmina Burana” with Compagnia Naionale del Balletto. He trained as an aerial performer in 2010 and began performing in “The Dreamer” and “Nocturne” with Claudio&Paolo Ladisa Dance Company. In 2012 Gennaro was one of the seven main aerial- performer at the Opening Ceremony of Alpine World Ski Championship in Italy. Gennaro moved to the UK in 2014 performing in London with PointBarre Dance Company, with South Down Opera as main dancer in ”Aida”, with W. Mulley in “Reach Out and Touch”, in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival with LCD Dance Company, in Carlisle at The Sands Centre in the pantomime “Peter Pan”.

Recently he has performed at "Love Yourself" performing arts showcase in London: "Freedom" an aerial slings dance fused with acrobalance performance with Daniela Costanza.

He will perform the duet of progressed piece during the Saf 2019.

"Freedom"

This performance is a mix of acrobalance and aerial dance showing the pressure that every person feels about  the balance  between what the society imposes on us and what we would like to be, the freedom that everyone needs and seeks to be themselves. 

Daniela Costanza

Aerial Slings Acrobalance Performer

Daniela Costanza & Gennaro Lasco

Daniela Costanza born in Italy is an aerial/dancer and Pilates instructor based in London. She loves to create and compose choreography both in the air and on the floor.

Recently she has performed at "Love Yourself" event in London "Freedom" an aerial slings dance fused with acrobalance performance with Gennaro Lasco.

She will perform the duet of progressed piece during the Saf 2019.

Freedom

This performance is a mix of acrobalance and aerial dance showing the pressure that every person feels about  the balance  between what the society imposes on us and what we would like to be, the freedom that everyone needs and seeks to be themselves. 

Rudolph Niasme

Multi Disciplinary Music Aerial Dance Theatre Artist

LCP Dance Theatre

Rudolph is a multi-disciplinary artist: mover and music producer who continuously develops his experimental style by incorporating his life experiences to his art. Born in Paris, his first contact with the movement came through his parents who introduced him to the French-Caribbean culture. Rudolph's education started privately where his creativity was caged. It wasn't until he moved to the public educational system that he felt free to explore his artistic interests.

Rudolph is using his skills to help autistic children and adults improve their communication through movement. He integrates his artistic discoveries and personal development into his work by using what he learns to better support the people he works with.

He has recently performed the aerial dance performance with LCP Dance Theatre during the event "Love Yourself" showcase in London. He also performed the working progress of his own choreographed dance theatre performance "It is happening". This performance is inspired by the human experience in the physical world and the evolution of the individual through life and love. Confined space and movement without restriction symbolise the necessary adaptations one must make to survive in different environments. The performance also demonstrates a way of communication with autistic people, as well as, a way to connect with one's self through movement and sound.

He will perform an extract of his work at the SAF 2019.

He will also perform aerial dance performance "Love Live Life" with LCP Dance Theatre during this event. 

 

12th Oct SAF 2019

"Guerison"10 min dance solo

"Love Live Life" (extract) 10 min group choreography by Joanna Puchala LCP Dance Theatre

 

19th Oct SAF 2019

"Love Live Life" 25 min group choreography by Joanna Puchala LCP Dance Theatre

Zuza Tehanu

Dancer Choreographer Theatre Circus Artist

Dark Soul Dance Theatre

Zuza Tehanu is originally from Poland, she is an actress, dancer and choreographer, circus artist , performance director, singer and musician. Founder of Dark Soul Dance Theatre, since 2010 is performing regularly her works at London venues (Rich Mix, The Space Theatre, Etcetera Theatre, Hoxton Hall) and around UK. Her interdisciplinary works integrate performance art, contemporary dance, theatre, visual art, singing and original music. Collaborated with PAiL London showing “In”on Festival of Female Performers’ at Rich Mix and “HEReins” in London Metropolitan Archives. Choreographed “Project Anna” for One Billion Rising Festival and performed with Dread Falls Theatre in their immersive show in Wycobe Museum. Last year she created feminine solos (“Yarners”, “Mire”) showing on Black Box festival in London at Etcetera Theatre and during the "Love Yourself" showcase by LCP Dance Theatre at the Lodge Space.  She also performed her dance and circus show in Ms. Paolini Phantasmagoria Cabaret in Hoxton Hall.

With her new production she take part in SAF 2019.

 

Natasha Lee

Choreographer

notetoSELF DanCe

Natasha Lee is a professional dance artist from a contemporary background. She started in her early years training as a Hip-Hop dancer and as her knowledge in the dance industry grew, her interest in contemporary dance aligned. She embarked upon 2 years of study at Lewisham College and completed 3 years of study at Middlesex University gaining her BA Hons Degree in dance. She has worked professionally nationally and internationally as dancer and choreographer for the past 6 years and runs a contemporary dance company named notetoSELF DanCe, of whom are going into their 5th year. Her credits include London Olympics 2012, Sadlers Wells, World Of Dance U.S.A. and Buckingham Palace. She performed last year in London at SAF (Social Arts Festival) 2018 and she is going to share her new work also this year at SAF 2019.

Mary Kinsella

Contemporary Dancer

Deliah Seefluth Dance

Mary is a contemporary dancer from London. She has a special interest in inclusive dance and believes it can be an effective tool for social development. Alongside her community work, Mary freelances as a performer and has toured the UK and abroad appearing in stage productions, gallery installations and music videos. She performed last year in London at SAF (Social Arts Festival) 2018 and she is going to share her new work also this year at SAF 2019.

12 Oct SAF 2019

Length: 10min

Contemporary Dance

Choreography: Deliah Seefluth

Dancers: Mary Kinsella and Deliah Seefluth

Title: Start with why.

Description: The never-ending loop of falling and recovering. Why are you doing what you're doing? What drives you? Are your reasons strong enough? What kind of life would you live if you didn't care about the expectation of family, friends and social media?

Deliah Seefluth

Choreographer

Deliah Seefluth Dance

Deliah is a Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer from Germany. With an early interest in creating her own work she started presenting her first pieces at Kranhalle Munich during her studies at Iwanson International and choreographed for the dance festival "Poetry in Motion" at state theatre Tübingen. After finishing her training in New York and Munich, she decided to do her MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban, London. Deliah now works as freelance choreographer, dancer and teacher. Her work includes collaborating with Xavier Velastin as Motion.Captured, choreographing and dancing for singer and producer Escence and dancing for Awake Dance, NotetoSELFDanCe and the Akasha Tanzensemble. Aside from her choreographic work, Deliah holds regular open workshops in Germany and London and assists Joe Alegado at his Workshops at University Tübingen. She performed last year in London at SAF (Social Arts Festival) 2018 and she is going to share her new work also this year at SAF 2019.

 

12 Oct SAF 2019

Length: 10min

Contemporary Dance

Choreography: Deliah Seefluth

Dancers: Mary Kinsella and Deliah Seefluth

Title: Start with why.

Description: The never-ending loop of falling and recovering. Why are you doing what you're doing? What drives you? Are your reasons strong enough? What kind of life would you live if you didn't care about the expectation of family, friends and social media?

Lulu Harris

Aerial Dancer

LCP Dance Theatre

Louisa is dedicated to finding beautifully creative and disruptive ways to drive innovation and sustainability. She is currently a Head at 6heads, a London based sustainability and innovation community, part of Grant Thornton’s Public Affairs, Policy and Insight team – exploring the role of purposeful business and impact investing. She is on the creative team for the Marine Foundation, using art as a catalyst for conservation and to promote ocean literacy and was a free-diver in the underwater art piece Apsara:, Spirits of the Sea. She is creator and co-producer of Apokalypsis, an immersive performance piece which retells classical Greek myths around the climate change agenda, she danced as Mrs Midas in the piece Midas.
Louisa believes in the power of experiential learning, performance and storytelling to inspire us to tackle the big challenges the future  may hold. She is an aerialist, free-diver and dancer. She performed last year in London at SAF (Social Arts Festival) 2018 with LCP Dance Theatre production and she is going to share her new choreography this year at SAF 2019.

Ioana Nicolae

Aerial Yoga Dance Performer and Teacher

LCP Dance Theatre

Born and raised in Romania, Ioana considers herself an international spirit with an overwhelming curiosity towards foreign cultures and traditions. She has moved to the United Kingdom in 2015 where 3 years later she discovered the magical world of aerial yoga and became a passionate aerialist. 

Professionally, she has a legal background with a bachelor degree in Law. An ardent believer in the EU values, Ioana has graduated a Masters L.LM Degree in European Business Law in Sweden. She has started a career in banking in 2016 and since then has been working as a Financial Crime Analyst.

The encounter with Aerial Yoga was a mind-opening experience. She immediately knew that somehow this special type of training was going to be an important part of her life. A year later, after joining classes and practising regularly Ioana has trained to become an aerial yoga teacher. Through aerial yoga she has discovered that art can take many forms and shapes and that one can be an artist in many ways. Hers is through aerial yoga. 

In October 2018 Ioana also participated as an aerial dancer in the piece "Hope" of LCP Dance Theatre (LCP), choreographed by Joanna Puchala. The company LCP incorporates slings in dance theatre performances for purposes of creating awareness towards social inequalities and human rights. The performance "Hope" was presented at the Social Arts Festival (SAF)- arts platform which raises awareness of those issues. 

Ioana is looking forward to teaching, improving as an aerial yoga performer and meeting people with whom to share the knowledge and enthusiasm towards this type of sling practice and art. 

Cerys McGrath

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Georgie Cooper

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Deirdre Murray-Wallace

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Jessica Cooke

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Josmuary Bandes

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Katy Higgins

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Rachel Greer

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Sarah Hirsch

Company Dancer

notetoSELF DanCe

Ann Uddin

Sound Healer

LCP Dance Theatre

Reiki (Usui) Master Teacher|Sound Healer|Hypnotherapist|Coach

Ann is a qualified Hypnotherapist & Reiki (Usui) Master Teacher and Sound Healer Practitioner. Her core belief is that our mind and body can access our essential purest state of happiness, peace and wellbeing. Her intention is that every person experiences a lasting change helping them to heal past difficulties and current stress, creating balance and wellbeing in their lives. Ann tailors each session to the client’s needs and requirements and will leave you feeling wonderfully connected, restored and present.

Ann also holds Sound Gong bath meditations around London and is available for 1-2-1, group and corporate workshops

Erin

Aerial Dancer

LCP Dance Theatre

Erin was born in Lewisham and has always lived close to the area. She loves the diverse art culture in South London and enjoys the many opportunities to see wonderful performances and creations.

She has been doing yoga for the last two years and aerial yoga for the last two months. She loves to dance and is excited to explore dancing in front of an audience. This will be her first performance.

Jason Kwan

Contemporary Dancer

Duet

Jason Kwan was born in Hong Kong and started his dance training at the age of 11, initially in Popping, Locking and Commercial. Through exposure to the dance world, he discovered Breaking and Contemporary, and decided to focus his technique on the development of these dance styles.
                                                                                           In 2011, Jason participated in the UDO World Championship and placed 3rd in the Solo Category. In the same year with his crew at that time, ‘K2’ won 2nd place in the Groups Category at UDO Southern Streetdance Championship. Since then Jason has focused on training in both in Breaking and Contemporary Dance.                                                                                                                 Jason graduated with a BA Hons Dance from the University of Bedfordshire. He is now seeking opportunities to pursue a professional career in dance. Recently he became a member of notetoSELF DanCe.

 

 

Mithun Gill

Contemporary Dancer

Duet

Mithun Gill is a British born Kathak dancer who learns under the guidance of Sujata Banerjee based in London. Graduating with a BA Hons Dance degree from Middlesex University allowed him to explore other dance territories including Graham, Humphrey, Cunningham and Release techniques. Kathak has installed a strong sense of rhythm and musicality in Mithun's dance style whilst his contemporary training has brought a huge range of movement dynamics.

Cansu Altunay

Concert Flautist

Freedom

Cansu is a graduate of Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey.  For several years she participated in the Symphonic Orchestra as Flautist and Piccoloist and has given concerts as a solo flautist.

Since graduating, Cansu does classroom teaching as well as one on one basis; teaches piano, flute, music theory in different genres such as classical, pop, rock, jazz.

Roosje Horckmans

Contemporary Dancer/Choreographer

Symbiosis

Roosje (Rose) Horckmans started dancing at a young age and attended secondary dance school in Belgium. She continued her studies in London at Trinity Laban where she is currently finishing the BA(hons) contemporary dance course. Roosje has choreographed several pieces, she has always been interested in cross-over productions including different art forms. She recently starred in a short film that can be found on her instagram @merilwenrose

Deborah Iaria

Art Director

Symbiosis

Deborah Iaria has dedicated her life to art. In Italy, through painting, sculpture and photography she developed and studied diverse interpretations of the human body (http://deborahiaria.wixsite.com/fineart).
Currently in London, completing her degree in Graphic and Digital Design (portfolio at www.deborah.iaria.com), she is directing the project to explore the connection between the physical and the digital world, seeking new forms of expression.

Credit: The organisers of the Social Arts Festival would like to thank Deborah for her support in co-ordinating between the festival and Greenwich University to provide the video projection, sound and lighting, without which this production would  not have been possible.

 

Natalie Taylor

Choreographer

LCP Dance Theatre

Born in July 1991 Natalie Taylor is a British dance performer and choreographer who fuses poles dance with dance theatre. She is a qualified pole dance instructor. With a Masters degree in creative practice from Trinity Laban (2014-2016) and a BA Dance degree (2012-2014) from Plymouth University, Natalie has developed an array of academic acumen to complement a number of different teaching experiences in contemporary dance, pole dance and contact work. Natalie has created both student and professional works through her own dance companies and within her respective Universities where she was recognized with awards for achievements in supporting and organizing events for the students in dance. Since 2014, she has studied and worked in London progressing her artistic interests by creating a unique technique of contemporary pole dance, incorporating elements of photography & film. Currently collaborating with LCP dance Theatre Company, Natalie is raising awareness surrounding the topic of human rights. She is working as a dancer and chorographer building towards the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 culminating in a novel showing of the piece: Escape 2.

Shiloh Scyner

Contemporary Dancer

LCP Dance Theatre

Born in Wales, Shiloh started dancing at the age of 10. Shiloh is an aspiring dancer based in London, with experience in performing arts, teaching contemporary dance and choreographing.  BA(hons) in contemporary dance at Laban.  Currently working on a project with LCP.

Jeph Vanger

Composer

Atilla Dance Company

Jeph Vanger is an award-winning sound artist and electronic composer who works and lives between London and Athens. He has worked in the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, film and art installations. Some of his recent works have been exhibited and performed in institutions, theatres and organisations such as Tate Modern, Sadler's Wells, Brighton Fringe, Megaron Athens & London Design Festival.

Steff D'Arcy

Contemporary Dancer

Attila Dance Company

Steff D’Arcy is a contemporary dance artist, creator and model from London. She trained at Laban and Elmhurst - Birmingham Royal Ballet School. In 2018 Steff joined Russell Maliphant for his new creation, which will premiere in 2019. Steff has also worked for Julie Cunningham and Company, Studio Wayne McGregor, The Cunningham Company Fellows and Dance In Motion. Steff has a passion dance film of which she both creates and dances in.

Lauren Ford

Contemporary Dancer

Attila Dance Company

Lauren Ford is a dance artist based in London. She completed her training at the University of Chichester where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance in 2016 and then stayed on for a further year to complete a Masters degree in Dance Performance. During her Masters year she was part of the postgraduate company MapDance where she toured and performed works by Shobana Jeyasingh, Lea Anderson, Cai Tomos and Hagit Yakira. She was also a part of the GradLab project in 2017/18, an Arts Council funded project supporting graduate dancers and choreographers. She performed with Mapped Dance Theatre at various locations around the UK including a premiere of the work at Resolutions Festival at The Place in 2018.

Panagiotis Pavlopoulos

Contemporary Dancer

Attila Dance Company

Panagiotis Pavlopoulos was originally born in Athens, Greece. He graduated from National School of Dance in 2016. He has collaborated with various choreographers including Andonis Foniadakis, Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis, Jasmin Vardimon and Taira Foo. He has also performed in Martha Graham’s repertoire «Temptations of the Moon» instructed by Penny Diamantopoulou. In October 2016 he joined JV2 certificate diploma of Jasmin Vardimon Company and had the chance to tour nationally. Since moved to London, Panagiotis has joined Icarus Dance Company and later got the opportunity to join Hinged Dance Co. and perform at Resolutions 2018 Dance Festival at The Place. Furthermore, Panagiotis had the chance to take part in the making of the new official video clip of the rock band Snow Patrol - “Don't Give In” as a member of the dancers cast. Panagiotis is currently collaborating with Attila Andrasi as a choreographer assistant and an ensemble member.

Christina Prompona

Contemporary Dancer

Attila Dance Company

Christina Prompona studied contemporary dance and performance in national school of dance in Athens, Greece and she is a dancer based in London.She has recently performed in Athens concert hall with Hellenic Dance Company in the piece ''Tomorrow'' a piece by Jasmin Vardimon. Furthermore she has been taking part in video art projects and choreography researches.This year she took part in Art night London in a piece by Sasha Pirogova. Now she is a freelancer in dance and a dance teacher

Victoria Howden

Actress Singer Presenter

Victoria Howden is an actress, singer, improviser, storyteller and comedian with a dream of turning her life into a musical. If you have to say it she has to sing about it.  She believes that the way to connect, heal, inspire, empower and bring people together, especially in this day and age is through stories, music and laughter.

So join her for the journey and who knows you might even sing along :)

She will present the Social Arts Festival 2019 on the 12th of October

Ertan Dereli

Pianist and Composer

Freedom

Ertan studied contemporary music composition at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2011 and piano performance at University of West London in 2017.

He draws inspiration from a richly varied, instructive range of life experiences and the belief that music should be directed towards promoting the full development of the human mind a personality.

 

Joanna Puchala

Choreographer

LCP Dance Theatre

Born in Poland and lives in London, performing artist pursuing her professional career as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and artistic director of LCP dance theatre. She collaborated with Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tavaziva Dance , BBC, Nyctoloptic dance Theatre and coo-funded AllotropiaMovement.

Joanna’s work at LCP as a producer, artistic director and contemporary dancer involves full length professional dance productions, some of them nominated by the Amnesty International Freedom Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016/15/14 for: aerial dance ” Escape”2016, dance theatre “I am”2015 and “Am I” 2014. The other productions include: a very successful dance performance “Rights(?)” awarded by BBC Performing Arts Fund, and others presented in various arts festivals: “Lust Lost Last” at Camden Fringe Festival, and “Taking Chances”, “Voices 4 Change”, “Please do not remove it”, “Up&down” at Brockley Arts Festival:. She danced with Dance United at “Destino” in Sadler’s Wells”, choreographed and performed with Jawaf Dance Theatre “Going nowhere”, with AllotropiaMovement “Imaginary…”. Performed at “The Profondis” Frivol Festival in London.

Attila Andrási

Choreographer

Attila Dance Company

Attila Andrási was born in Hungary where he first discovered dance at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, working extensively with improvisation. He then went on to study at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) where he continued to develop his movement language and had the opportunity to collaborate and perform many choreographic works. Since graduating he moved to Berlin to complete an Academic Masters project in HZT. Attila has since moved to London to explore his choreographic vision further and develop future projects.
This is Attila’s first collaboration in the UK and is working with four dancers, all with extensive experience within contemporary dance. We came together at the end of July and since then we have been collaborating, playing and exploring. The Social Arts Festival is the first time that we will be presenting this work and we are looking forward to gaining some feedback which in turn will help develop the work.

Sofia Caley

Actor Movement Director Play-Write Poet

Sofía Caley

Actor, movement/director, play-write and poet based in London and Bath. Sofia performed at SAF 2018 with touching and powerfull Physical Theatre Performance "Lemon Sherbert". She will present a new play during the SAF 2019.

12th Oct SAF 2019

"Gaming name" Physical Theatre

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  1. 17:00 PM - 17:10 PM : Day 1 December 10th - Introduction by Joanna Puchala (times are AMT, starts at 8pm GMT)
    Settling in and introduction to the Social Arts Festival by founder Joanna Da Silva.
    Sharing the history of Social Arts Festival and introducing to the first ever Social Arts Festival in Person in Amazonia and online on Zoom.  Promiting the message and of raising awareness of violations of Human Rights and Social Injustice through the performing arts.
    This time we are living the most unexpected and unpredictable time of the Covid19 pandemic.  Our lives have changed and in this in person and online edition of Social Arts Festival brings together native and international artistes to share the emotions, stories and opinions through the medium of visual and performing arts: circus, aerial, dance, theatre, music, and film.  The artists will perform live in Algodoal and there will be a prerecorded performance from their homes. You – the audience are watching it from the comfort of your home or from the beach of Algodoal in Amazonia – North Brazil from the Arts and Wellbeing space FlowMove.
    Welcome to our fourth edition of SAF 2021, and the first Virtual and in Person SAF 2021 directly from Amazonia.
    Thank you all for coming virtually and in person to make this incredible event happen!!!
    Thank you all for your contributions and support so we can all impact the environmental changes and decrease the pollution of the ocean.
    By donating you support the arts and our initiative of building the recycling bins in Amazonia on the beaches of Algodoal Island in North Brazil – Para region.
    Social Arts Festival is fundraising:
    – to preserve the natural environment of Maiandeua on Algodoal island
    – to support local indigenous community
    – to raise awareness of environment
    – to educate and offer bins to recycle glass, plastic and aluminium
    Please donate by booking the ticket 🎫 www.socialartsfestival.com
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    Instalação e introdução ao Festival de Artes Sociais da fundadora Joanna Da Silva.
     Compartilhando a história do Festival de Artes Sociais e apresentando o primeiro Festival de Artes Sociais Presencial da Amazônia e online em zoom.  Divulgar a mensagem de sensibilização para as violações dos direitos humanos e injustiça social através das artes performativas.
     Desta vez, vivemos o momento mais inesperado e imprevisível de covid pandemia19.  Nossas vidas mudaram e nesta edição presencial e online do Social Arts Festival varia artistas nativos e internacionais que compartilham as emoções, histórias, opiniões por meio das artes visuais e cênicas como: circo, aéreo, dança, teatro, música e  filme.  Os artistas se apresentam ao vivo em Algodoal e performances pré-gravadas em suas casas.  Você – O público está assistindo do conforto da sua casa ou da praia de Algodoal na Amazônia – Norte do Brasil do espaço de artes e bem-estar FlowMove.
     Bem-vindo à nossa quarta edição do SAF 2021, e ao primeiro SAF 2021 Virtual e Presencial direto da Amazônia.
     Obrigado a todos por terem vindo virtualmente / pessoalmente e por fazerem este evento incrível acontecer !!!
     Obrigado a todos por suas contribuições e apoio para que possamos todos impactar as mudanças ambientais e diminuir a poluição do oceano.
     Com a doação você apóia as artes e nossa iniciativa de construir lixeiras para reciclagem na Amazônia nas praias da Ilha de Algodoal no Norte do Brasil – região do Pará.
     O Festival de Artes Sociais está arrecadando fundos:
     – para preservar o ambiente natural de Maiandeua na ilha de Algodoal
     -Para apoiar a comunidade indígena local
     – para aumentar a conscientização sobre o meio ambiente
     – educar e oferecer lixeiras para reciclar vidro, plástico e alumínio
     Faça uma doação reservando o ingresso 🎫 www.socialartsfestival.com
  2. 17:10 PM - 17:20 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Capoira Performance

    Live in person Duet Capoira Dance Performance 

    Credits:

    Performance: Luane Furtado and Roger Teixeira

    Music: 

    Video projection: 

    https://youtu.be/eaF3nICeQ_I

    “Resistance”

    The origins of capoeira go back to slavery in Brazil and the African slave trade.  The confrontation of these actions and contexts made it possible for this bodily practice to flourish.  Blacks in the condition of slaves never fully submitted to white violence, whether physical or symbolic, creating their own practices of resistance.  Evidently, capoeira faced a series of prejudices and rejections until its recent recognition as a national historical heritage by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute.

    There are several styles of capoeira, but the three main ones are:

     

    Capoeira Angola – oldest form. 

     

    Capoeira Regional – created by the famous master Bimba, it has a faster and drier musical rhythm, in addition to smoother movements. 

     

    Contemporary Capoeira – is a more recent practice, it emerged in the 70s.

  3. 17:20 PM - 17:40 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Musical Performance

    5:20 pm AMT– 5:40 AMT: Day 1 December 10th – music performance

    20 min

    Live in Person Duet Guitar and Singing Performance 

    Credits:

    Performance: Rande Frank and Damiao Negri

    Music: 

    A tua presença morena by 

    Caetano Veloso

    Nanã buruquê 

    Papo de Surdo-Mudo by 

    O Rappa

    They present music which is about the discrimination and racism. They both are Brazilians so this aspect is pretty strong in this big country of a continent size with such a big cultural and racial diversity. 

  4. 17:40 PM - 18:00 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Hula Hoop and Performance

    Live in Person Solo Hula Hoop Dance and Singing Performance 

    Credits:

    Choreography and Performance: Isabela Juliana Costa Monteiro

    Company’s name: Flores Nativas de Maiandeua 

    Music: 

    Meu Corpo Nao e’ Seu (My Body Is Not Yours) by Briana Flor

    Title: Meu Corpo Nao e’ Seu 

    (My Body Is Not Yours)

    A dance, music and hula hoop performance on the critical social theme of sexual abuse.

    In 2018 Brazil recorded 180 rapes a day, in a total of 66,041 cases in the entire year, according to the report by the Brazilian Public Security Forum.  An increase of 4.1% compared to the previous year.  Most victims were female (81.8%), black (50.9%) and aged up to 13 years (53.8)%.  Data that show a sad and shameful relationship between Brazilian society and the bodies of women and girls.

     Each year, 55 million children are victims of some form of violence in Europe

     New data have been published by the World Health Organization;  around 30% of those under 18 are victims of physical violence;  every year, $581 billion is spent on treating victims.

     Every year, at least 55 million children in Europe experience some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, reported the World Health Organization, WHO.

     Still, the agency claims that “many cases of interpersonal violence go unreported” and that the total number is likely to be much higher.

     https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/01/1700572

    Só em 2018, o Brasil registrou 180 estupros por dia, num total de 66.041 casos no ano todo, segundo o relatório do Fórum Brasileiro de Segurança Pública. Um crescimento de 4,1% em relação ao ano anterior. A maioria das vítimas era do sexo feminino (81,8%), negras (50,9%) e tinham até 13 anos (53,8)%. Dados que mostram uma relação triste e vergonhosa da sociedade brasileira com o corpo de mulheres e meninas.

    A cada ano, 55 milhões de crianças são vítimas de algum tipo de violência na Europa

    Novos dados foram publicados pela Organização Mundial da Saúde; cerca de 30% dos menores de 18 anos são vítimas de violência física; todos os anos, US$ 581 bilhões são gastos no tratamento de vítimas.

    Todos os anos, pelo menos 55 milhões de crianças na Europa sofrem alguma forma de violência física, sexual, emocional ou psicológica, informou a Organização Mundial da Saúde, OMS.

    Ainda assim, a agência afirma que “muitos casos de violência interpessoal não são notificados” e que o número total deve ser bem maior.

    https://news.un.org/pt/story/2020/01/1700572

  5. 18:00 PM - 18:15 PM : Day 1 December 10th - Interval

    15 min inteval

  6. 18:15 PM - 18:20 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Pre-recorded Opera Singing Performance

    Prerecorded online Opera Singing Performance 

    Credits:

    Performance: Catarina Carvalho

    Company’s name: Trinity Laban Conservatoire

    Music: 

    ‘El cel’ (Sky) by Anna Cazurra

    Title: Hope 

    Catarina will be performing ‘El cel’ by Anna Cazurra. She chose this piece because it was written by a female composer which should be more acknowledged in Western classical music. It is a song about hope and Catarina interprets it as hope for a future with gender equality.

    Introduction Text: 

    Heaven

    The sky, tireless spiral of the blues,

    The eyes open to infinity,

    The face that smiles at the mystery

    To breathe the world, to rebirth

    Paraíso

     O céu, espiral incansável do blues,

     Os olhos se abrem para o infinito,

     O rosto que sorri com o mistério

     Para respirar o mundo, para renascer

  7. 18:20 PM - 18:25 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Short Film about the dogs of Algodoal

    Short film

    Credits:

    Direction: LÚCIA MARIA LEÃO

    A short film featuring the rescue of a litter of 10 puppies from a female dog in the village of algodoal.

  8. 18:25 PM - 18:35 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Live Dance Performance

    Live Dance Group Performance 

    Credits:

    Choreography and Performance: Lúcia Leão, Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro, Fereiha Cruz, Joanna Da Silvia

    Company’s name: Collective LCP Dance Theatre (London-UK) and Flores Nativos de Maiandeua (Algodoal-Amazonia)

    Music: 

    “Passaporte” by Alexander Aubrey, Havana D’Primavera

    “Lua, Luar” by Nazare’ Pereira

    Title: Union

    The fusion of Latin dance and Carimbo local folk dance from Amazonia – Maiandeua- Algodoal. Fusing the indigenous and Latin culture. Presenting with natives from Maiandeua, Brazilians from Belem and European from Turkey/Switzerland  and Poland/United Kingdom. Raising awareness of equality,  community and integrity between different cultures and nations. 

    A fusão da dança latina com a dança folclórica carimbo da Amazônia – Maiandeua- Algodoal.  Fundindo a cultura indígena e latina.  Apresentando-se com nativos de Maiandeua, brasileiros de Belém e europeus da Turquia/Suíça e Polônia /Reino Unido.  Conscientizar sobre igualdade, comunidade e integridade entre diferentes culturas e nações.

     

  9. 18:35 PM - 18:45 PM : Day 1 December 10th – Live Carimbo Dance

    Credits:

    Music Performance: Jose Costa Teixeira, Menesis Teixeira

    Dance Performance: Lenir Maria Cardoso, Lúcia Leão, Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro, Fereiha Cruz, Joanna Da Silvia

    Company’s name: Collective LCP Dance Theatre (London-UK) and Flores Nativos de Maiandeua (Algodoal-Amazonia)

    Jose Costa Teixeira – a grandson and Menesis Teixeira – only son of Margarita Menesa Teixeira – founder of Carimbo – folk music from Ilha Maiandeua.  They both are native to the island of Algodoal, in the Maiandeua archipelago, Amazon, Pará region, in Northern Brazil.  They both are composers, musicians and masters of Carimbo.  They preserves the indigenous tradition of their ancestors and fishermen. They will tell the Maiandeua’s legends story by singing and playing the folk carimbo instruments, with the dance of mixed cultures of native and international dance group: Flores Nativas de Maiandeua and LCP Dance Theatre. 

    José Costa Teixeira – neto e Menesis Teixeira – filho único de Margarita Menesa Teixeira – fundador do Carimbo – música folclórica da Ilha Maiandeua.  Ambos são nativos da ilha de Algodoal, no arquipélago Maiandeua, Amazônia, região do Pará, no Norte do Brasil.  Ambos são compositores, músicos e mestres do Carimbo.  Eles preservam a tradição indígena de seus ancestrais e pescadores.  Eles vão contar a história das lendas do Maiandeua cantando e tocando os instrumentos folk carimbo, com a dança de culturas mistas de grupo de dança nativa e internacional: Flores Nativas de Maiandeua e LCP Dance Theatre.

  10. 18:45 PM - Day 1 December 10th Questions and Answers

    Hosted by Joanna Da Silva

  11. 17:00 PM - 17:10 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Introduction by Joanna

    Enjoy the Amazonian vibe with different sounds of art and nature combined with the significant issues of human rights and social aspects  we raise through performing and visual arts, please join us tonight and tomorrow night to be a part of this magical experience you are just about to watch. 

    Only this weekend! 

    Live from Amazonia and online

    World Social Arts Festival 2021

  12. 17:10 PM - 17:20 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Presentation and reading of novel by Rafael Azevedo

    Live in Person public talk of Amazonian writer about his book

    Credits:

    Presentation of the book by: Rafael Azevedo

    Title: 

    Presentation and reading of the novel “Echoes in the heart of the earth”

    Rafael Azevedo is a Brazilian writer. He has a master’s degree in Literary Studies (2019) and is studying for a doctorate at the Federal University of Pará, in the city of Belém, where he resides. He has short stories published in anthologies, including the 2021 Off Flip Seal Award and in the magazine “Mapas do Confinamento”. He published the short story “Inside Flying Rivers”, which will be translated in 2022 into English and French.  

    The Amazon, in all its dimensions, is one of the mirrors of his work. The novel “Echoes in the heart of the earth”, recently published by Kotter Editorial (2021), is his debut in fiction. 

    In His fiction book he brings up the destruction of Amazonia by the Indios. They destroy their own environment and selves in order to improve their lives. It’s a book of mirroring and putting on different faces by not just them but the whole humanity. 

    The novel Echoes in the Heart of the Earth reflects a universal human reality. The Amazon, in the work, is not a static territory, but moves to other imagined places, presenting contemporary paradoxes, to abstract the reality of language from the world. Literature shows us lives indirectly, formulating new reflections. The book Echoes in the Heart of the Earth talks about silence, absence, violence and hope, and also proposes a journey into the heart of tyranny. In this sense, the reader enters the homes of those who destroyed, exploited, bled the forest and its population, but now are ruined, exhausted, decaying. The work, a reflection of Shakespeare’s tragedies and Franz Kafka’s modern novels, is an invitation to a dense Amazon, of natural forests that resonate in the forests of the human soul.

    Rafael Azevedo’s book can be purchased from the author himself and on the website of Editora Kotter Editorial. The author is open to dialogues, interactions and projects.

    Instagram:
    @rafael_azeved_

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    Apresentação e leitura do romance “Ecos no coração da terra”

    Leitura de trechos do livro Ecos no coração da terra.

    Rafael Azevedo é escritor brasileiro. Tem mestrado em Estudos Literários (2019) e cursa doutorado na Universidade Federal do Pará, na cidade de Belém, onde reside. Tem contos publicados em antologias, entre elas a do Selo do prêmio Off Flip de 2021 e na revista Mapas do Confinamento. Publicou o conto “Por dentro de rios voadores”, que será traduzido em 2022 para o inglês e francês. 

    A Amazônia, em toda a sua dimensão, é um dos espelhos de sua obra. 

    O romance “Ecos no coração da terra”, recém-publicado pela Kotter Editorial (2021), é a sua estreia na ficção.

    Em seu livro de ficção, ele aborda a destruição da Amazônia pelos índios. Eles destroem seu próprio ambiente e egos para melhorar suas vidas. É um livro de espelhar e colocar rostos diferentes não apenas por eles, mas por toda a humanidade.

    O romance Ecos no coração da terra reflete uma realidade humana universal. A Amazônia, na obra, não é um território estático, mas se movimenta a outros lugares imaginados, apresentando paradoxos contemporâneos, para abstrair do mundo a realidade da linguagem. A literatura nos mostra vidas por meio indireto, formulando novas reflexões. A obra Ecos no coração da terra fala sobre silêncio, ausência, violência e esperança, e também propõe uma viagem ao coração da tirania. Nesse sentido, o leitor entra no lar daqueles que destruíram, exploraram, sangraram a floresta e sua população, mas, agora, estão arruinados, exaustos, decadentes. A obra, reflexo das tragédias de Shakespeare e dos romances modernos de Franz Kafka, é um convite a uma Amazônia densa, de florestas naturais que ressonam nas florestas da alma humana.

    O livro de Rafael Azevedo pode ser adquirido com o próprio autor e no site da Editora Kotter Editorial. O autor está aberto a diálogos, interações e projetos.

    Instagram:
    @rafael_azeved_

  13. 17:20 PM - 17:50 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Live story telling performance with poetry and music

     

    Credits:

    Performance: Fatima dos Santos, Rande Frank, Cosmo Negri,

    Damiao Negri,

    Veudo Silva 

    The poem written by: Rande Frank

    “…abayomi

     is the best of me

     for you… to know…

     …where I came from

     there is no beginning

     no end to living…

     …or dying…/

     man, woman, child, elderly sing and dance,

     playing with the bones of our ancestors/abayomi, a toy that appears between the fingers, shredding the same existential knots/where there is love and enjoyment overcoming sorrows?  These are waters under the bridge that don’t get wet anymore/abayomi, it’s true, they want freedom with responsibility and social justice…

     oh…ahh…ahh…

    “…abayomi

    é o melhor de mim

    pra você…conhecer…

    …de onde eu vim

    não há começo 

    nem fim o viver…

    …ou o morrer…/

    homem, mulher, criança, idosos cantam e dançam,

    brincando com os ossos dos nossos ancestrais/abayomi, brinquedo que surge entre os dedos retalhando os mesmos nós existenciais/onde há amor e gozo superando mágoas? São águas passadas que já não molham mais/abayomi, verdade, quer a liberdade com responsabilidade e justiças sociais…

    ais…ais…ais…”

  14. 17:50 PM - 18:10 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Brazilian Capoira Dance Group 

    Credits:

    Choreography and performance: 

    Luane Furtado, Juliana Costa Monteiro, Joanna Da Silva, Roger Teixeira, Jadson Martin’s Pimentel, Doriel Rebeiro Da Silva

    Title: 

    Roda de Capoira (Capoeira Wheel)

    They will present the origins of Capoira from the time of slavery and present this unique dance with different forms of martial arts and dance. 

    Eles vão apresentar as origens da Capoira desde a época da escravidão e apresentar esta dança única com diferentes formas de artes marciais e dança.

  15. 18:10 PM - 18:20 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Interval

    10 minute interval

  16. 18:20 PM - 18:50 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Story telling through native indigenous folk dance from the Maiandeua Archipelago 

    Credits:

    Flores Nativas de Maiandeua youth group

    Choreography and performance: Isabela Juliana Costa Monteiro

    Performance: Isabela Juliana Costa Monteiro, Livia Cardoso Da Comceicao, Ainá Barrares 

    Adults group performance:

    Lenir Maria Cardoso, Luane Furtado, Joanna Da Silva, Jadson Martins Pimentel

    Music and performance: 

    Jose Costa Teixeira, Menesis Teixeira, Moacir Modesto Teixeira

    Carimbó performance with dancers from the Flores Nativas de Maiandeua label.  The female group formed by children and teenagers bringing folkloric themes and beach experiences (fishing and seafood) legends from the island Maiandeuá, related to the sea, beach, fishing and family life…

    Performance do Carimbó com as dançarinas do selo Flores Nativas de Maiandeua.  O grupo feminino formado por crianças e adolescentes trazendo temas folclóricos e vivências praianas (pesca e marisco) lendas da ilha Maiandeuá, relacionadas ao mar, praia, pesca e convivência familiar…

  17. 18:50 PM - 19:00 PM : Day 2 December 11th - Poem by Nayesh Radia

    Prerecorded online poem

    Credits:

    Nayesh Radia 

    Writer and director also Meditation Coach/Mentor & Spiritual Guide

    Poem – Anjali, journey of a young woman in to the world of human trafficking

    She opened her eyes and took her first breath

    Theirs was simply relief, praying for her health

    Labour pains a distant memory

    Mum brimming with joy

    Gifts exchanged; hugs shared by many

    One wishing she was a boy

    The sun shimmered freely on the surface of the sea

    Watching her run and play, his heart filled with glee

    Anjali, Anjali, truly – a divine offering

    A father’s angel; never felt such natural highs

    Building sandcastles, she knew of no suffering

    Arms open to protect her from preying eyes

    Tears flood like the ocean waves, heart aching with longing

    Memories of joyous days long passed; hopes dashed of any making

    Anjali, Oh, Anjali! Everything – a living nightmare

    Rage, guilt, confusion and more all so potent

    Taken for others’ greed, parents lives’ left so bare

    Unsuspecting, you are the toy for others’ entertainment

    Days and nights, weeks and years, just so painful

    All things still, still, still; our anguish and theirs just sinful

    Knocking at the door now so unfair, it is all a pass

    Searching and yearning no longer a ray of light

    Dreams of walking you down the aisle shattered like broken glass

    Sitting, waiting, breathing no longer feels right

    Anjali, a gift from the divine, never felt so bitter

    Stollen of your innocence, may they all burn in hells’ fire

    Raucous laughter for cheap thrills, bellies filled with toxins

    Blinded by their desires, failing to see the hurt they cause

    Constantly shunted from place to place, pumped full of poisons

    Numb to the world, you know not of your pains for their joys

    Days and nights, weeks and years, just so painful

    Anjali, oh, Anjali, their wretched ways so soulless

    You live on in our hearts, a life so selfless

    Communities wake; politicians wave flags in your memory

    We know not of such treachery

    All things still, still, still, our hearts so full, full, full.


    Portugese

    Escritor e diretor, também treinador de meditação / mentor e guia espiritual

    Poema – Anjali, jornada de uma jovem ao mundo do tráfico de pessoas

    Ela abriu os olhos e respirou pela primeira vez

    Deles foi simplesmente alívio, orando por sua saúde

    O trabalho de parto dói uma memória distante

    Mamãe cheia de alegria, Presentes trocados; abraços

    compartilhados por muitos

    Um desejando que ela fosse um menino

    O sol brilhou livremente na superfície do mar

    Assistindo ela correr e brincar, seu coração se encheu de alegria

    Anjali, Anjali, verdadeiramente – uma oferenda divina

    O anjo de um pai; nunca senti uma elevação tão natural

    Construindo castelos de areia, ela não conhecia sofrimento

    Braços abertos para protegê-la de olhos predadores

    Lágrimas inundam como as ondas do oceano, o coração doendo de saudade

    Memórias de dias alegres já se passaram; esperanças frustradas de qualquer fazer

    Anjali, oh, Anjali! Tudo – um pesadelo vivo

    Raiva, culpa, confusão e muito mais, tudo tão potente

    Tomados pela ganância dos outros, vidas de pais deixadas tão nuas

    Desavisado, você é o brinquedo para o entretenimento dos outros

    Dias e noites, semanas e anos, tão dolorosos

    Todas as coisas quietas, quietas, quietas; nossa angústia e a deles apenas pecaminosa

    Bater na porta agora tão injusto, é tudo um passe

    Procurando e ansiando não é mais um raio de luz

    Os sonhos de te levar pelo corredor se estilhaçaram como vidro quebrado

    Sentar, esperar, respirar não parece mais certo

    Anjali, um presente do divino, nunca se sentiu tão amargo

    Roubados de sua inocência, que todos eles queimem no fogo dos infernos

    Risos estridentes para emoções baratas, barrigas cheias de toxinas

    Cegados por seus desejos, falhando em ver a dor que causam

    Constantemente desviado de um lugar para outro, cheio de venenos

    Entorpecido pelo mundo, você não conhece suas dores por suas alegrias

    Dias e noites, semanas e anos, tão dolorosos

    Anjali, oh, Anjali, seus modos miseráveis ​​tão desalmados

    Você vive em nossos corações, uma vida tão altruísta

    As comunidades acordam; Políticos agitam bandeiras em sua memória

    Não conhecemos tal traição

    Todas as coisas quietas, ainda, ainda, nossos corações tão cheios, cheios, cheios.

    By Nayesh Radia

    December 2021

  18. 17:00 PM - 17:05 PM : Day 3 December 12th – Introduction by Joanna

    Introduction by Joanna

  19. 17:05 PM - 17:25 PM : Day 3 Music performance by Rande Frank and Damiao Negri

    Credits:

    Singing and guitar: Rande Frank

    Guitar: Damiao Negri

    They will present the repertoire of songs which raise awareness of the environment in respect to the nature. 

    Eles apresentarão o repertório de canções que sensibilizam o meio ambiente em relação à natureza.

    Órbita (orbit)

    Rande Franke

    Arranjo de estrelas (stars constellations)

    Rande Frank 

    Tudo é Árvore (all about trees)

    Rande Frank 

    Cosmo Negri

  20. 17:25 PM - 17:45 PM : Day 3 LCP Dance Theatre performance (Salsa, Capoeira and Carimbo)

    Credits:

    LCP Dance Theatre

    Flores Nativas da Maiandeua 

    Artistic Direction: Joanna da Silva

    Choreography and performance:

    Isabela Juliana Costa Monteiro, Luane Furtado, Lucia Leao, Fereiha Cruz, Joanna Da Silva 

    Fusion of different forms of dance: salsa, capoeira and carimbo with the contemporary touch. Raising awareness of environmental pollution. The cause we raise money for during this festival. 

    Fusão de diferentes formas de dança: salsa, capoeira e carimbo com o toque contemporâneo.  Conscientizar sobre a poluição ambiental.  A causa para a qual arrecadamos dinheiro durante este festival.

     

  21. 17:45 PM - 18:05 PM : Day 3 Carimbo history - story telling by the grandson of the Carimbo - indigenous folk music/dance founder

    Credits:

    Music performance – Jose Costa Teixeira

    Dance Performance:

    Lenir Maria Cardoso, Isabela Juliana Costa Monteiro, Luane Furtado, Lucia Leao, Fereiha Cruz, Joanna Da Silva 

  22. 18:05 PM - 18:15 PM : Day 3 Contemporary dance performance by Oh-Kyung Jang from South Korea

    Credits: 

    Solo Choreography and Performance: Oh-Kyung Jang 

    Video: YoungAh Li  

    Title:

    H.W.: Howling Winds

    It’s about myanmar democracy.

    The melody she sings is the protest song in myanmar. 

    The two sculptures symbolize the people who got killed so far. 

    The red thread has multi-layered meaning, from being blood to being connected.

    “I used to think ‘everyday life’ was a given space that I could lead as my will. The process that leaves the traces of one’s life seemed to be the way of life guaranteed. Words I used to saw in my textbook flushed. News surrounding my day intensified; tragedy and rage that uprooted one’s lives swallowed up everyday life of the people. 

    Stepping forward to overcome the pain, 

    One more voice in alliance for another step forward,

    A prayer for a return to ordinary everyday life”

    Introduction to the performance:

    https://youtu.be/jrY4S8tSvfk

    Prerecorded live performance video:

    https://youtu.be/B56y7aJ5DdM

    Portuguese:

    É sobre a democracia Myanmar.

     A melodia que ela canta é a canção de protesto em Myanmar.

     As duas esculturas simbolizam as pessoas que morreram até agora.

     O fio vermelho tem um significado multicamadas, desde ser sangue até estar conectado.

     “Eu costumava pensar que ‘vida cotidiana’ era um determinado espaço que eu poderia liderar conforme minha vontade.  O processo que deixa os vestígios de uma vida parecia ser o modo de vida garantido.  As palavras que eu costumava ver no meu livro ficaram vermelhas.  As notícias sobre meu dia se intensificaram;  a tragédia e a raiva que desenraizaram a vida de uma pessoa engoliram a vida cotidiana das pessoas.

     Avançando para superar a dor,

     Mais uma voz em aliança para mais um passo em frente,

     Uma oração por um retorno à vida cotidiana normal ”

     Introdução à performance:

     https://youtu.be/jrY4S8tSvfk

     Vídeo de performance ao vivo pré-gravado:

     https://youtu.be/B56y7aJ5DdM

  23. 18:15 PM - 18:30 PM : Day 3 Interactive performance by Andrez Olmos from Bolivia

    Credits: Andrez Olmos

    The work reflects on the human being and the destruction of the world’s tropical forests. The market eliminating resources, the state filling its pockets with extractivism. Asphyxia is the set of terrors that the jungle, our greens, our mountains, our lakes endure. The action emerges from previous actions based on transmutations, confinement, anxiety, chaos, social protest and biopolitics.

    Link to performance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE3TlhiIpzA&t=224s

    Portuguese 

    A obra reflete sobre o ser humano e a destruição das florestas tropicais do mundo.  O mercado eliminando recursos, o estado enchendo seus bolsos de extrativismo.  A asfixia é o conjunto de terrores que suportam a selva, os nossos verdes, as nossas montanhas, os nossos lagos.  A ação emerge de ações anteriores baseadas em transmutações, confinamento, ansiedade, caos, protesto social e biopolítica.

  24. 18:30 PM - 18:40 PM : Day 3 Music and dance performance by Joe Holtaway (UK) and Joanna Da Silva (Poland)

    Credits:

    Songs and music composition: Joe Holtaway 

    Aerial Dance Performance – Joanna Da Silva 

    These two performances initially made by each artist separately and eventually fused into the dance music performance. Both artists raise awareness of social context of refugees and difficulty to forgive for the colonialism and discrimination. We all suffer from it no matter what colour of skin we have.

    Music 1 – emotional journey of the refugees

    https://youtu.be/T4k90cdL4BM

    I Saw 3 Ships

    youtu.be

    Music 2 – forgive the colonial ancestors 

    https://youtu.be/vZFIDUPyubM

    Sorry, Forgive Me, Thank You, I Love You

    youtu.be

    18:55 – 19:00 presentation about equality by Yvonne Greaves from UK

    https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7f76e894b91c3ee3acbe999c7a60733120211211004903/e24384d9508423bd1df7e8a9f7d39f1320211211004903/d7ff99

  25. 18:40 PM - 18:55 PM : Day 3 Circus performance - juggling with the fire and Shamanic/indigenous dance by Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro

    Solo performamce 

    Flores Nativas de Maiandeua

    Choreographer and performer: Isabela Julian Costa Monteiro

    Juggling fire performance.  Involving indigenous dance, fire and music with the Goddess Angra theme.

     E’ the goddess of fire and metallurgy in Tupi-Guarani mythology, who protected her tribe against any enemy attack, according to Guarani legends.  She ate only lettuce, as it reinvigorated her strength.

    Portuguese 

    Performance de fogo malabaristica. Envolvendo dança, fogo e musica com o tema Deusa Angra. 

    E’ a deusa do fogo e da metalurgia na mitologia tupi-guarani, que protegia sua tribo contra qualquer ataque do inimigo, segundo as lendas Guarani. Ela se alimentava somente de alface, pois o mesmo revigorava suas forças.

  26. 18:55 PM - 19:00 PM : Day 3 Presentation about equality by Yvonne Greaves from UK

    Presentation about equality by Yvonne Greaves from UK

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Free Social Arts Festival Amazonia 2021 10 -11-12 December 5pm AMT/8pm GMT

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