February 7 – 23, 2020

Maura Baiocchi (Brazil), Wolfgang Pannek (Germany)
Assistants: Monica Cristina Bernardes (Brazil), Jorge Ndlozy (Mozambique)
Body Healing: Manuel Perdenera (Argentina)

20 years after its first edition, the Taanteatro Oficina Residência, held annually at the rural headquarters of Taanteatro Company in São Lourenço da Serra (SP / Brazil), continues timely, opening new horizons in the field of performing arts. The TTOR 202 commemorative edition of the residence is designed to meet the challenge of performative decolonization and artistic autonomy through body art and thought.

In two decades, hundreds of professionals and students from the performing arts and other fields of knowledge – from Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, and Paraguay – and now well established in their fields, attended TTOR seeking a true and deep creative immersion, aimed at realizing their expressive potential and refining their performative presence.

With an international team, TTOR 2020 introduces not only the practices and concepts of taantheater (choreographic theater of tensions), but also guides participating performers in the creation of solos based on [de]construction of performance from [trans]personal mythology.

In addition, and within the thematic context of colonization, the residence will address the following issues:

- Cannibal metaphysics (Eduardo Viveiros de Castro)
- Amerindian imaginary (David Kopenawa)
- Decolonial thinking (Walter Mignolo),
- the notion of the body without organs (Antonin Artaud, Gilles Deleuze),
- and the concept of violence in Frantz Fanon.

Taanteatro Company, founded in 1991 and awarded several times at the municipal, state and federal levels, is considered “one of the most radical, refined and demanding schools of contemporary theater”. The company staged over sixty authorial shows around the work of artists, poets, and philosophers such as Frida Kahlo, Lewis Carol, Lautréamont, Nietzsche, Artaud, and Deleuze. He has presented his works internationally in Germany, Argentina, Belgium, USA, France, England, Japan, and Russia.

Period: February 7 – 23, 2020
Arrival: 02/07/2020
Departure: 03/23/2020
Hours: 110 hours
Lodging: In 2 houses. Rooms for 2 to 3 people.
Food: 3 meals daily.
Services: digital certificate, free photo documentation

Investment: US$ 1.200,00

Applications: Email Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae to

Taanteatro Dynamics:

Practical-creative approaches:
MBE (Manda of Body Energy), Walking, Walking, Body Calligraphy, Sound Background, Rite of Passage, Effort, Skeleton Self-Massage, Butoh Dance, African Dances, (De)Construction of Performance Building.

Theoretical-creative approaches:
Tensions, InBetween, Pentamusculature/Ecorproreality, Schizopresence, Eternal Originate, (Trans)Personal Mythology.

Taanteatro: Tensions Choreographic Theater (also available in Spanish), 2007.
Taanteatro: Forces & Forms, 2018.