Nazare Sodre De Silva, about the theatre of visibility
Nazare Sodre De Silva, director / actress / cultural producer / a scenic arts teacher graduated from UFPE / an institution where she has also taught. She founded in 2004 the group O Poste Soluções Luminosas, artistic group and of theatrical investigation with focus on research in African matrix and in the visibility of the black in art and in life. Crucial agenda of their shows.In 2011, at the January Festival of Great Performances, the group won the Best Actress award for the show "Cordel do Amor Sem Fim", in 2013 won the Best Supporting Actress award for the show "Anjo Negro" and the Best Actress nomination for the solo "A Receita" in 2015. In the same year the group won the research award in African matrix for the show "Ombela" spoken in the Angolan language Umbundo and Portuguese. Visibilizing positively the black women of the state of PE, she creates the project "Quebrando O Silêncio"-writing workshop and the show "PretAção"-Black Women Show. Naná is part of the Rede Magdalena de Teatro and Rede Afrocentradas and has also worked in non-governmental organizations assisting youth, adults and children in the process of social exclusion, mainly due to socioeconomic factors, groups composed mostly of black men and women. Advises and coordinates projects aimed at the black and theatrical community of Pernambuco and other states in the cultural space the Espaço O Poste Soluções Luminosas inaugurated in 2014, among the projects we can mention the creation of the School of Theatrical Anthropology.
I don't believe in a theatre that is not political: I think it is one and only thing." "Other than being a space of identity, formation, ethic, ancestrally, acknowledgement of my origins, and a possibility of having my place in the space, theatre for me, is health."
The video, in Portuguese (Br) :
A little recap translated to English :
> What is the most important for you and your work: To be able to do what I believe in. not only to verbalise, but also to develop the technic and to put it into practice. (...)
> What would be your message for young actresses: I advice them to research, to choose a theatre school, to study, to plan, to practice, to get together with others (...) >What is the strongest thing to work surrounded by people who call themselves "women"?: It makes possible a bigger identification, a better understanding (...) And it is very good to work with women because it makes you feel stronger >What kind of theatre do you make?: Political theatre! (...) >Why did you choose theatre?: I chose theatre as a possibility to communicate, but the real theatre that I made today is the theatre of visibility, the one that makes me feel like I belong to this space, me, as a black woman who lives in a racist country (...)
>What does theatre mean to you?: Other than being a space of identity, formation, ethic, ancestrally, acknowledgement of my origins, and a possibility of having my place in the space, theatre for me, is health.
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