The project is the result of a partnership between the professor at the Campus Campinas Mariana Floriano and the Flávio Império Theater
The Flávio Império Theater, located on the east side of São Paulo, in partnership with the Campinas Campus teacher Mariana Floriano, is holding free virtual meetings for those interested in knowing Brazilian dances. The workshop is suitable for dance beginners.
The workshop Brazilian Dances - at home comes from the proposal to reformulate the face-to-face activity that would take place in the theater this first semester. Faced with the pandemic caused by Covid-19 and the situation of social isolation, the course is offered virtually.
The activity is scheduled to take place in six complementary meetings between them. Classes will take place live, but your recordings will also be made available to update those who missed their first classes. The teacher points out that “the project is not to learn the steps of popular demonstrations, but a way to exercise and connect with the body based on the fundamentals, elements and symbologies of these manifestations”, she explains.
The workshop takes place from 10 am to 11 am, on Mondays and Fridays, between May 18 and June 5. To access classes, follow the calls on the Facebook page of Teatro Flávio Império (@teatroflavioimperio).
Professor Mariana uses aspects of the dance technique of the Dancer-Researcher-Performer (BPI), a method of research and creation in the performing arts, founded by Graziela Rodrigues, professor at the State University of Campinas. The method has been the object of study by the educator for ten years. “It was my main reference in undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, all attended at Unicamp.”
The method has also justified the current research work of the professor at the IFSP, using it in the scientific initiation guidelines and in the internal improvement course that will start in the resumption of the activities of the Campus Campinas.
About the Dancer-Researcher-Performer
The Dancer-Researcher-Interpreter (BPI) is a complex and integrative method, but some aspects of it can be developed separately. And this is the proposal of the workshop, which will approach, mainly, with the dance technique, which is a tool that allows the construction and organization of a dancing body in a structure and an anatomy loaded with body symbols and developments of popular culture Brazilian.