Brazil Participants 2000
 

Nara Heemann

Profession/Affiliation: Director and performer, teaching at the UFPR (Federal University of Parana, Actorsí course) "Costume" and "Drama-Anaylsis", and at the IBPEX (Brazilian Institute for Further Education) "Organization of theatrical events."

Biography: Born 1970 in Brazil. 1988 lived in England. 1989-99 lived in Munich. In Germany, I was research assistant at the Department of Drama Studies (Theaterwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilian University). Earned Masters degree from same institution. Thesis on European staging of primitivity specifically the Tupinamba people. (The "drama" with Indians: on European mise-en-scene of primitivity in 16th and 17th centuries.) I have been working on developing a series of performances on "skin" with cross-cultural teams, Brazil and Germany, since 1998.

Contact: naraheemann@hotmail.com

 

Marcos Antônio Alexandre

Profession/Affiliation: Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BRAZIL

Biography: Mestre em Teoria da Literatura pela Faculdade de Letras/UFMG (dissertação: "A diferença entre o texto dramático e o texto espetacular em seis obras apresentadas em Belo Horizonte entre os anos 1994 e 1998"). Professor Assistente I (de Línguas e literaturas Espanhola) no Departamento de Letras Românicas da FALE-UFMG. Professor de História do Teatro e Literatura Dramática no Curso de Arte Cênicas da UFMG. Doutorando em Literatura Comparada no Curso de Pós-Graduação da FALE/UFMG. Projeto de tese: "Plínio Marcos e Juan Radrigán: contextos e textos dramáticos/espetaculares". Membro do NELAP (Núcleo de Estudos em Letras e Artes Performáticas. Membro do Grupo de Teatro Mayombe desde sua criação (1995), como ator e responsável pelo trabalho de consciência corporal do grupo.

Paper Presented: Plínio Marcos e Juan Radrigán: texto dramático e polîtica.

Contact:

Address: Rua Mário de Andrade Gomes, 119/406, bl. 01 ó

Segrada Famîlia, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil ó

Cep. 31030050

Phone: (31) 34662862, 96176105

Email: maal@letras.ufmg.br

 

Laura J. Beard

Profession/Affiliation: Associate Professor of Spanish, Portuguese, Comparative Literature, Womenís Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies

Biography/Professional Interests: My primary research and teaching interests are women writers of the Americas, narrative theories and feminist theories. I am currently working on a book manuscript on issues of identity, authority and sexuality in the works of Helena Parente Cunha, Nelida Pinon, Luisa Futoransky and Julieta Campos. I spent the 1999-2000 academic years as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Mexico.

Contact:

Address: Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071

Phone: (806) 742-3145

Email: pvljb@ttacs.ttu.edu

 

Alyshia Galvez

Profession/Affiliation: Student in the PhD program in Anthropology and the Center for Culture, Media and History at New York University.

Biogrpahy: Born and raised in California, but living in New York City for more than a decade, I am a photographer and a student. My dissertation research will look at the ways that Mexican immigrants in New York City construct community and engage in political and social projects by means of involvement with Guadalupan committees.

Contact:

Address: 485 Central Park West, #1D

New York, NY 10025

Telephone: (212) 865-2612

Email: ag465@is9.nyu.edu

 

Micol Seigel

Profession/Affiliation: PhD candidate in American Studies Program, NYU.

Biography/Professional Interests: Micol is currently completing her dissertation, "Beyond Compare: The Transnational Construction of Race and Nation in Brazil and the United States, 1918-1933."

Contact:

Address: 20 Delta Place

Atlanta, GA 30307

Telephone: (404) 688-1371

Email: mss4711@is.nyu.edu
 
 

 

Nikki Mondschein

Profession/Affiliation: Playwright. MA candidate in Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Dramatic Writing, NYU.

Contact:

Address: 412 West End Avenue, #5H

New York, NY 10024

Telephone: (212) 595-0318

Email: natania2@aol.com, or nlmondschein@amherst.edu

 

Myron M. Beasley

Profession/Affiliation: Professor in the Department of Communication, Denison University.

Biography: Studied at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.

Contact:

Telephone: (740) 587-0124

Email: Beasley@Denison.edu
 

 

Christopher Danowski

Profession/Affiliation: Playwright/Researcher/Conspirator. Theater in My Basement, Minneapolis, MN.

Biography/Professional Interests: Iím a playwright (and sometimes director and actor) living and working in Minneapolis, MN. I have a small theater in my basement. My interests are in alternative performance, ritual theater, Afro-Brazilian history/culture/art, and contemporary Mayan theater.

Contact:

Address: 3317 40th Ave. South

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Telephone: (612) 721-8779

Email: oritutu@hotmail.com
 

 

Cristiane M. F. Moura

Profession/Affiliation: Performer, Atriz, pesquisadora (mestre em teatro), e diretora.

Biografia: Nascida no Rio de Janeiro no ano de 1962. Gracuação em Educação Física--

UFRJ, especialização em dança. Atriz profissional desde 1987. Pós graduação em Teatro UNIRIO dissertação de Mestrado: SOLIDÃO ANÄRQUICA ó VOCABULÁRIO DA ATITUDE NO TEATRO ESSENCIAL (de Denise Stoklos). Atividade atual nas artes cênicas e multimídia e Pesquisa permanente no campo da solo performance arte. Espero ter fornecido todas as informações pedidas, permanecendo a disposição para novos contatos.

Contact:

Telephone/Fax: 0215726898

Email: crimafigmou@uol.com.br
 
 

 

Vivian Martínez Tabares

Profession/Affiliation: Teatróloga, directora del Departamento de Teatro y de la revista Conjunto, Casas de las Américas, Habana, Cuba.

Biography: Vivian Martínez Tabares (La Habana, 1956). Crítica, investigadora y profesora. Licenciada en Teatrología y Dramaturgia por el Instituto Superior de Arte, de la Habana, en 1981. Ha publicado Teatro por el Gran Octubre, José Sanchis Sinisterra: explorar las vías del texto dramáticoà, y Didascalias urgentes de una espectadora interesada. Trabajos suyos han sido recopilados en varias antologías sobre teatro, editadas en Alemania, Colombia, Cuba, España, México, Perú, Puerto Rico y Suecia, y ha colaborado con publicaciones teatrales cubanas y de Alemania, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, México y Puerto Rico. Es Profesora Adjunta del Instituto Superior de Arte y de la Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, integra el staff del Instituto Dragao do Mar de Cine e Industria Audiovisual en Fortaleza, Brasil, y ha impartido conferencieas en universidades de América Latina y Europa.Es miembor de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) y secretaria general del Centro Cubano de la Asociación Internacional de Críticos de Teatro (AICT). Becada del Programa "Caribe 2000" de la Fundacion Rockefeller en la Universidad de Puerto Rico 91996-97).
 

 

Michelle Evers

Profession/Affiliation: Ph.D. candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Contact:

Address: 1012 Emery Rd. C7

Lawrence, KS 66044

Telephone: (785) 841-5361

Email: mevers@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Papers/Attachments: CV

 

Jean Muteba Rahier

Profession/Affiliation: Associate Professor of Anthropology and African-New World Studies, Florida International University.

Biography: Jean Muteba Rahier graduated from the Université de Paris X, at Nanterre, France. He conducts researc on the African diaspora in Ecuador, Colombia, and the U.S. Some recent publications include:

Rahier, Jean Muteba (Editor)

1999 Representations of Blackness and the Performance of Identities, Westport, Ct: Bergin & Garvey (Greenwood Press).

Rahier, Jean Muteba

1999 " ëMami, ¿qué será lo que quiere el negro?í: Representaciones racistas en la revista Vistazo, 1957-1991" in Ecuador racista: Imágenes e indentidades, Emma Cervone and Fredy Rivera Ed., Quito: FLACSO-Sede Ecuador: 73-110.

December 1999 "Body Politics in Black and White: Señoras, Mujeres, Blanqueamiento and Miss Esmeraldas 1997-1998, Ecuador," Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, vol. 11:1, issue 21: 103-119.

Rahier, Jean Muteba and Michael Hawkins

1999 " ëGone with the Windí versus the Holocaust Metaphor: Louisiana Plantation Narratives in Black and White," in Plantation Society and Race Relations: The Origins of Inequality, edited by Thomas J. Durant,Jr. andJ. David Knottnerus. Westport, CT: Praeger: Pp. 205-220.

Rahier, Jean Muteba

1999 "Comments to ëWorking Culture: Making Cultural Identities in Cali, Colombia,í by Peter Wade" Current Anthropology, vol.40. no.4, August-October: 464-465.

1999 "Blackness as a Process of Creolization: the Afro-Esmeraldian Décimas (Ecaudor)," in the African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities, edited by Isidore Okpewho, Carole Boyce-Davies and Ali Mazrui, Bloomington: Indiana Univeristy Press: 290-314.

 
Camilla Stevens

Profession/Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University.

Biography/Professional Interests: B.A. Tulane University: M.A. New Mexico; Ph.D., Kansas. Her main teaching and research interests include twentieth-century Spanish American theater, literature of the Hispanic Caribbean, literary, cultural, and performance studies. She has delivered papers on Hispanic drama at several conferences and has published an article on plays by Paloma Pedrero and Ignacio de Moral. Her current project addresses family and identity in modern Puerto Rican and Cuban drama.

Contact:

Address: 105 George St.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Telephone: (732) 932-9412, ext. 35

Email: camillas@rci.rutgers.edu
 

 

Doris Sommer

Profession/Affiliation: Professor in the Department of Romance Languages, Harvard University.

Contact:

Address: Romance Languages, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138

Telephone: (617) 495-5273; (603) 427-0289

Email: dsommer@fas.harvard.edu
 

 

Lucía Frere

Profession/Affiliation: Activista con el grupo argentino, H.I.J.O.S., y estudiante de cine y danza.

Biography: En este momento estoy estudiando Cine y Danza Contemporánea y Aérea. Pero mi proyecto es ir a España para ingresar a una escuela de cine. Tengo 19 años, nací y viví 14 años en España, aunque mis padres son argentinos que se tuvieron que exiliar a España por la dictadura que había en la Argentina como en tantos países de Latinoamérica. Hace 5 años que vivo en Bs.As., y casi un año que estoy en la agrupación de DD.HH, H.I.J.O.S.

Contact:

Address: Juramento 2149 7mo 39

C.P: 1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone: 47865099

Email: mitos@cvtci.com.ar
 
 

 

Diana Raznovich

Profession/Affiliation: Playwright and cartoonist.

Contact:

Address: República de la India 2739-12A

Buenos Aires, Capital federal

Argentina

Telephone: 48041188

Email: dianaraz@dynamo.com.ar

Web pages: www.dianaraz.com.ar ; www.autores.org.ar/dianaraz

 

Alma R. Martinez

Profession/Affiliation: Ph.D. candidate, Critical Theory and Drama, Stanford University.

Biography: Born in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, my family immigrated to California when I was one year old. My background prior to my current critical work is in performance. Iíve worked for over 20 years as a professional actress on film, stage and TV. My most distinguishable work has been in Zoot Suit (stage and film), Born in East LA (film), Under Fire (film), Shadow of a Man (C. Moraga, stage, world premiere), and most currently Mummified Deer (L.Valdez, stage, world premiere). My acting and training includes the Centro Universitario de Teatro at UNAM, La Universidad de Guadalajara as well as MFA in theatre from the University of Southern California. My dissertation focuses on the ideological links and ruptures between Teatro Chicano, Mexicano and Latino Americano of the early 1970ís as exhibited in the performances of their works at the TENAZ "Quinto Festival de Teatros Chicanos­Primer Encuentro Latinoamericano" which took place in Mexico in 1974. I focus on three groups, El Teatro Campesino (US), Los Masacrones (Mexico) and Teatro Experimental de Cali (Columbia).
 

 

Adriana González Mateos

Profession/Affiliation: Ph.D. candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, NYU

Biography: Born in Mexico City, Adriana González Mateos is a writer, journalist, and translator. She received her Masterís at the University of Mexico and is currently a PhD candidate at New York University. She writes for the weekly la Jornada Semanal, in Mexico City, and is the author of "Cuentos para ciclistas y jinetes", which received the National Gilberto Owen Literary Award in 1995. Her work has appeared in the anthologies "A través de los ojos de ella" edited by Brianda Domecq, and "Cinco Décadas de Cuento en México" edited by Héctor Perea (http://www.arts-history.mx/literat/lit.shtml).

Contact:

Address: 1 Prospect Park Southwest, apt 7M

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Telephone: (718) 832-8649

Email: lg212@is5.nyu.edu
 

 

Magaly Muguercia Arias

Profession/Affiliation: Cubana investigadora de teatro y estudio de la performance.

Biography/Professional Interests:

Published Book: El Cuerpo y Sus Escenarios en la Cuba de los 90.

Contact:

Email: maga@opensoft.cl

Web Page: www.magarte.com

 

Andrea Mantell-Seidel

Profession/Affiliation: Associate Professor of Theater and Dance; Director, Intercultural Dance and Music Institute, Florida International University.

Contact:

Address: Intercultural Dance and Music Institute, DM 353

Latin American and Caribbean Center

Florida International University

University Park

Miami, FL 33199

Telephone: (305) 348-2894

Fax: (305) 348-3593

Email: seidela@fiu.edu

Presented Papers: Paper presented at the "Dancing in the Millenium" Conference, Washington, DC, July 2000.

 

André Carreira

Profession/Affiliation: Director and Theater professor, Universidade de Santa Catarina, Brasil.

Biography: Iím a Brazilian director. I have directed theater in subways and buses. My PhD is about street theater and the dictatorships in Brazil and Argentina during the 1980s. Now I have a group named (E)xperiência Subterrânea. We focus on the themes of violence and risk in performances for the stage and the street.

Contact:

Address: Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Centro de Artes

Av. Madre Benvenutta 499 Itacorubi

CEP 88035-001 Florianópolis, Brasil Telephone: 005548 334-0364

Email: carreira@udesc.br