A book about playwright and director João das Neves will be released this Thursday

The publication was organized by journalist João Paulo Cunha, who died a couple of days in the past, along with journalist Ludmila Ribeiro and singer Titan. The texts are signed by many artists, theorists, theater researchers and there’s an unprecedented vary of studies particularly for this version.

Copies are on sale for R$100 by way of Laboratório Editorial Aquilombô on the writer’s web site. At the launch, celebrities from the Brazilian cultural scene will be current, equivalent to Marcos Alexandre, Titan, Laura Castro, Padrina, Ion de Medeiros and Chico Pelusio.

During this system, on Friday, there will additionally be a commented presentation of the present “Lazarillo de Tormes” – directed by Neves, and songs from the musical “Lily Guys the World” – ACV’s first manufacturing devoted to childhood – on Saturday, each at 8 p.m. All programming is on-line and will be streamed without spending a dime on the affiliation’s YouTube channel.

“João das Neves is without doubt one of the predominant personalities of his time, as a playwright, director, artist and thinker of the modern world”, says Titan, the director’s artwork and life companion. The artist says that Joao himself considered writing this book. “But there was no time. He died lengthy earlier than he might accomplish this feat.

Titan studies that Joao Paulo Cunha—whom Joao admired and was a voracious reader of—accepted the invitation to collaborate. “The two are referred to as João, the 2 geniuses. It is a pity that we additionally need to say goodbye to Joao Paulo Cunha, who has simply left us. But I do know that his phrases and affection for the work of João das Neves reverberates round right here”, he says.

In the introduction to the book, signed by Joao Paulo Cunha, the journalist explains that the “estado de artwork” is an summary of a very inventive second within the artist’s existence. “Without the residing phrase of the creator, the dialogue with different interlocutors was plotted, within the fashion of open and collaborative work that at all times marks the artist’s initiatives”. The publication is split into three components. In the primary pages, the reader finds a biographical define, written by researchers Natalia Batista and Miriam Hermato, that locations João within the time and historical past of Brazilian theater.

The second a part of the book options studies by journalists João Paulo Cunha, Elton Maggioli, Carolina Braga, Joyce Ethie, Ludmila Ribeiro and Beatriz Franca about exhibits and musical performances directed by the playwright in Minas. The reader will have entry to the passages of the works “Primiras Astorias”, “Trocos a Destrocos” and “Pedro Paramo”, “Sa Renha” and “Inceto Raro”, “Besoro Cordo de Oro”, “Saga no Paes das Garais”. ”, “Galanga Chico Rey”, “Zumbi”, “Madame Sata”, “Excursio No. 1”, “Titan and the Field of Slopes”, from the inventive course of to its inception and circulation.

“Joao has at all times maintained a superb relationship with the unique press. Cultural journalism, for him, was between the extension of the area of the present, its reflection within the consciousness of its historic time and an prolonged dialogue with all these concerned within the realization of the work” (excerpt from the introduction João Paulo Cunha).

In the third and remaining half, the book brings collectively reflections and testimonies about Neves and his work, signed by artwork researchers and artists of the Brazilian scene, equivalent to Luis Alberto de Abreu, Suzi Frankl Sperber, Vera Casa Nova, Ilka Marinho Zanotto, Marcos Antonio Alexandre, Chico Pelusio, Joao Silverio Trevisan, Maria Ines de Almeida, Gu Oliveira and Titan, Fernando Mancarelli and Joao Paulo Cunha.

“Joao was at all times a visionary. No romantic dreamer who sees the longer term in suits of insanity or unreasonable streaks. João is a uncommon sort of visionary, who commits himself to look past the current, and strives to discover the longer term and deliver to man the photographs of tomorrow”, displays director Luis Alberto de Abreu.

“Estado de Arte” addresses the interval of creative creation by Joao das Neves, which, in accordance with Titan, is marked by intensive experimentation with unconventional areas. “Understanding that the theater ought to depart the black field and return to its unique areas, Joao made stagings in parks, tunnels, city buildings, stones, streets, contributed vastly to the rewriting of the theater textual content, to the rediscovery of the scenic image. Space” within the present, a spotlight was the premiere of “Primeiras Astorias” (1992) at Parque Lagoa do Nado, revived within the phrases of the poet Vera Casa Nova.

“The farm web site existed, and the mansion and swimming pool had been decommissioned, however nothing was preserved with actual care. There was the lake, after all! Enchantment and surprise had been the feelings that engulfed me. Unlike staging on a standard stage, the open The use of areas, kind of contiguous, demanded by the general public, the assorted stagings developed in me the expertise of the collective. We had been public and witnessed,” he says.

Belo Horizonte Secretary of Culture on the time, Berenice Menegall – accountable for getting João das Neves to develop a theater coaching challenge at Parque Lagoa do Nado – remembers the presentation as an occasion. “Anyone who participated in these occasions was eternally modified; Aspects of the coaching had a profound impact on the younger artists. Above all, the unimaginable motion for the individuals, the paradoxical, poetic, participatory present – was some of the lovely and profound achievements that the works of Guimarães Rosa deserved”, he says.

Artist manufacturing in Minas can be characterised by a robust dialogue with black theater, the LGBTQIAP+ universe, and feminist points. For Joao Silverio Trevisan – the writer of “Troços e Destroços” (1997) which brings tales of affection and demise from a gay viewpoint – the variation of the textual content for the scene was stunning: “I obtained a reception that went towards the grain, struck an upheaval, virtually an inverted look, Which was clear as Joao das Neves went to select up my book, which the LGBT neighborhood did not even know very nicely (…) Joao did not cease at a specific second. History: he contradicted our ‘revolutionary’ primers. The passing of time freezes in quasi-scientific truths”, he says.

Singer Titan feedback that “Grupo Opinio is a founding chapter in Joao’s historical past, Rio de Janeiro made him as an artist”, however states that what stands out in Neves’ life and work is his capability to rework himself, to maneuver with the occasions. . History. “He has a everlasting geographical, mental, aesthetic displacement, capable of adapt and symbolize the cultures with which he has been related to the theater for 60 years. Always with a recent freshness”, he says. For the artist, “it isn’t about recovering the previous with this book, however about modern points and contributing to the creative manufacturing of as we speak’s world”.

After the publication of the book, the schedule of the Campo das Verteentes Association on the YouTube channel follows. Tomorrow there will be a commented presentation of the present “Lazarillo de Tormes” with the participation of actors Glicario do Rosario and Titan. The final work directed by João das Neves, it celebrates the director and playwright’s return to the stage. An nameless textual content first printed in 1554 options an antihero who resembles quite a lot of common and mythological Brazilian sorts, equivalent to Pedro Malazartes, João Grillo, and Macunaima.

“Closing his creative profession with a piece involving such depth, from head to toe, solely makes me consider that my grasp João needed to make a toast to theater artwork earlier than going out! And he did it with enjoyable, with mischief, with the mischief of a boy over eighty years previous! Like different nice masters, Joao dominated the theatrical subject and Lazarillo is the grand finale!”, says Glicerio Rosario, who brings Lazarillo to life on stage.

And for the youngsters, on Saturdays, there’s “The Green World Sings” to take pleasure in at house with the singer Irene Bertacini, who can be a member of the Campo das Vertente Association. Irene sings myths and superstitions, imaginary cities and lives nice adventures in a musical and poetic journey that invitations you to dive into the rhythmic and melodic variety of Mario Quintana’s work and Brazilian common music.

“Irene Bertacchini is without doubt one of the artists who participated within the coaching experiences and the manufacturing of the present that gave start to the Campo das Vertentes affiliation”, says Titan. Along with Rodrigo Jeronimo, Rubens Aredes, Larissa Horta, Bia Nogueira, Catia Aracel, Michel Ferreira and many others, Irene belongs to a bunch of artists who acknowledge themselves within the actions of the affiliation. “To some extent, his creative persona was additionally formed in this group that believed in cultural variety, within the collective manufacturing of artwork”, he provides.

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