Maura Baiocchi

Founding Director

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Photo: Raphael Mendes | Maura Baiocchi in a Photoenvironmentperformance Isadora Duncan and the bull

Brazilian choreographer, director, actress and dancer. Founder and director of Taanteatro Company. Creator of the taanteatro approach to the performing arts.  Master in Communication and Semiotics. Maura is a butoh dance pioneer in Brazil, author of several books and developed an international career in Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Mozambique, Russia and the United States.
Aside from her work with Taanteatro, Maura has been teaching at the University of Brasilia’s performing arts department and Dulcina Faculty. Maura Baiocchi also acted in movies and short movies by directos like Marta Nassar, Joel Yamagi, Walter Rogério, Christian Saghaard and Paloma Rocha.

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Backround
In the seventies and early eighties Maura studies classical ballet, jazz, modern dance and theater in Brasília.  She creates and directs a number of performance groups: Naked Photographer, Weird Body and Weather Report and she collaborates with choreographers and directors like Hugo Rodas, Regina Miranda, Ary Pararaios and Yara de Cunto. Between 1984 and 1986 Maura teaches performing arts at the University of Brasília and at Dulcina University. In 1987 she lives in Japan and studies butoh with Kazuo Ohno and Min Tanaka becoming a pioneer of butoh in Brazil. In 1989 Maura works and studies in Germany. Between 1987 and 1991 she developes a vast solo repertoire. Invited by the director of the Center of Theatric Research | SESC, Antunes Filho, Maura moves to São Paulo in 1990. In the following year she leaves the center and concentrates on her own research being awarded the 1991/92 VITAE Fellowship of Performing Arts for her project “Taanteatro: a research for the transformation of dance”.Today Taanteatro is established as onde of the major brazilian dance-theater companies of Brazil.

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Publications (written in Portuguese)

Taanteatro – [Des]construção e Esquizopresença – Transcultura – 2016
Taanteatro – MAE – Mandala de Energia Corporal – SP -Trancultura – 2013
Taanteatro – rito de passagem – SP – Transcultura – 2011
Taanteatro – teatro coreográfico de tensões – Azougue Editorial – RJ – 2007
Taanteatro Caderno 1 – Editora Transcultura – SP – 1997
Butoh – Dança Veredas D’Alma – Editora Palas Athena – SP – 1995


Awards

Municipal Program for Dance | São Paulo | 2016
Municipal Program for Dance | São Paulo | 2014
Municipal Program for Dance | São Paulo | 2011
Municipal Program for Dance | São Paulo | 2009
Klauss Vianna Dance Award | National Foundation of Arts | 2009
Municipal Program for Dance | São Paulo | 2007
Klauss Vianna Dance Award | National Foundation of Arts | 2006/07
Municipal Award for Contemporary Dance | São Paulo | 2004
Best Actress | 3rd Cinema Festival of Recife  | 1998
Best Wardrobe | Sorocaba Theater Festival  | 1997
Best Actress | Cinema and Video Festival of Maranhão | 1992
VITAE Fellowship for Performing Arts | 1991/92
Best Stageplay choreography | Crowne Plaza Award  SP |1991
Best Stageplay | Critics Award of the Federal District  | 1988
Best Foreign Performance | HINOEMATA Performance Festival  | Japan | 1987

WORKS

SOLOS
Year – Title – Premiere
2016 ARTAUD, LE MÔMO – Theater Aliança Francesa – São Paulo – Brazil
2014 TRANS – Freud Museum of Dreams – Saint Petersburg – Russia
2009 DAN devir ancestral – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Brasília
2002 SUBMERGE – Chashama Theater – New York City/EUA
2000 MATÉRIA ESTADO DE POTÊNCIA – Instituto Goethe – São Paulo
1999 MATÉRIA 3ª FORMA – Teatro FUNDAJ – Recife
1999 MATÉRIA 2ª FORMA – Strasbourg/França
1998 MATÉRIA 1ª FORMA – Theater Plan B – Tóquio/Japão
1991 FRIDA KAHLO UMA MULHER DE PEDRA DÁ LUZ À NOITE – Teatro Tuca – São Paulo
1990 ABSOLUTAS (série de 4 performances: Himalaia, Estreito de Bering, Florbela em Negro
e Florbela em Branco) – Teatro Crowne Plaza – São Paulo
1988 QUANDO SOMEM AS BORBOLETAS (duo)- Teatro Nacional – Brasília
1988 VARIAÇÃO EM NEGRO – Teatro Nacional – Brasília
1988 VARIAÇÃO EM BRANCO – Teatro Nacional – Brasília
1987 ENTRE A ESPADA E A PAREDE – Hinoemata Festival /Japão
1987 TRÊS FILHAS E UM OLHO D´ÁGUA – Therpiscore Theater – Tóquio/Japão
1987 VOICE FRASE – Theater Seibu 200 – Tóquio/Japão
1987 IANSÃ – Striped House – Tóquio/Japão
1987 SPIRAL LINE – Gallery Space- Tóquio/Japão
1985 FORASTEIRO – Sala Saltimbancos – Brasília
1985 SPIRAL – UnB – Brasília
1994 OLHO D’ÁGUA – Cultura Inglesa – Brasília
1983 CANDOMBLET – Escola de Música – Brasília

GROUP WORKS
Year – Title – Premiere

2017 1001 PLATEAUX – Theater Aliança Francesa (direction of choerography) – São Paulo
2016 ENT[R]Es – SP Escola – São Paulo
2015 cARTAUDgraphy – O Lugar – São Paulo (direction of choerography)
2012 DANÇAS (IM)PURAS – GALERIA OLIDO -São Paulo
2009 !ZARATUSTRA! – Teatro da Caixa – Brasília
2007 FRIDA KAHLO: UMA MULHER DE PEDRA DÁ LUZ À NOITE (trio)- GALERIA OLIDO – SÃO PAULO
2007 NOVAS PRESENÇAS (contexto do NUTAAN 2007)- GALERIA OLIDO – SÃO PAULO
2007 A HORA MAIS SOLITÁRIA – Intervenção urbana – SÃO PAULO
2006 FEIFEI E A ORIGEM DO AMOR – TEATRO JOÃO CAETANO – SÃO PAULO
2006 MÁQUINA ZARATUSTRA – TEATRO JOÃO CAETANO – SÃO PAULO
2005 XIPHAMANINE – CINE-TEATRO ÁFRICA/ MAPUTO e CENTRO CULTURAL BANCO DO MOÇAMBIQUE
MATOLA/MOÇAMBIQUE
2004 CARDIOCONEXÕES – TEATRO SESI – SÃO PAULO
2004 PERFORMANCES PREMONITÓRIAS – GALERIA DO VIDRO – SÃO PAULO
2004 MATÉRIA 4. AGGREGATZUSTAND – KUBA VEGESACK – BREMEN/ALEMANHA
2004 MATÉRIA ESTADO DE POTÊNCIA – Galeria Olido – SÃO PAULO
2004 MATÉRIA ESTADO DE POTÊNCIA – MOSTRA DANÇA CONTEMP. – SÃO PAULO
2002 !SUBMERGE! – FESTIVAL INT. MERCOSUR – CÓRDOBA/ARGENTINA
2001 ASSIM FALOU ZARATUSTRA – 4o Livro – FUNARTE – SÃO PAULO
2001 FRIDA KAHLO UMA MULHER DE PEDRA DÁ LUZ À NOITE (duo)- FUNARTE/SP
2000 MATÉRIAMUERTE – SALA DE LAS AMÉRICAS – CÓRDOBA/ARGENTINA
1999 MATÉRIAMOR – MUSEU DA IMAGEM E DO SOM/MIS – SÃO PAULO
1999 CANTOS DE MALDOROR – FUNARTE – SÃO PAULO
1997 !ARARÁ! HISTÓRIAS QUE OS OSSOS CANTAM – TEATRO HILTON – SÃO PAULO
1996 ARTAUD – ONDE DEUS CORRE COM OLHOS DE UMA MULHER CEGA -
TEATRO DO MUSEU DE ARTE DE SÃO PAULO/MASP
1996 I – UMA ÓPERA CHIPS – NOVA DANÇA – SÃO PAULO
1996 TAUROMAQUIA – TEATRO DA PRAÇA – BELO HORIZONTE
1993 AO PÉ DA MONTANHA – MEMORIAL DA AMERICA LATINA – SÃO PAULO
1992 O LIVRO DOS MORTOS DE ALICE – TEATRO SESC POMPÉIA – SÃO PAULO
1991 O QUADRADO QUE RI – TEATRO MAMBEMBE – SÃO PAULO
1990 A NOIVA QUE SE ASSUSTA VENDO A VIDA ABERTA – VENTO FORTE/SP
1989 FLORESTA – TEATRO GARAGEM /SESC – BRASÍLIA
1986 TRADIÇÃO NOSTÁLGICA – TEATRO NACIONAL – BRASÍLIA
1986 CONEXÃO INVISÍVEL – TEATRO NACIONAL – BRASÍLIA
1985 DU-ELO – PAÇO IMPERIAL – RIO DE JANEIRO
1985 CONEXÃO E DESCONEXÃO – TEATRO GALPÃO 508 – BRASÍLIA
1984 RADICAL SOLIDÃO – SALA SALTIMBANCOS/UNB – BRASÍLIA
1983 O PRESENTE DA BORBOLETA – SALA SALTIMBANCOS/UNB – BRASÍLIA
1983 BUMERANGUE – TEATRO NACIONAL – BRASÍLIA
1982 ENCONTRO DOS ENCONTROS – TEATRO NACIONAL – BRASÍLIA
1981 O DONO DAS CHAVES – SALA SALTIMBANCOS/UNB – BRASÍLIA