A B O U T​

ABOUT COMPANHIA NOVA DE TEATRO

 

Founded in 2001 by director Lenerson Polonini and the actress and costumer Carina Casuscelli, the company develops a continuous research encompassing performance, body arts and visual arts. Companhia Nova de Teatro is an open company which invites actors, dancers and artists from several fields to collaborate with its productions at every new project. The multimedia theater developed by Companhia Nova de Teatro explores the stage tridimensionality and connects art and urban space. The performative acting privileges the physical aspect of actors on the stage, where they do not play "roles", but act as icons, images and vehicles through which the audience can receive multiple visual and sounding events as if they were inside a box of sensational stimuli.

 

In 2012, the company won the first place of Premio Internazionale Teatro Dell' Inclusione Teresa Pomodoro, in Milan (Italy), with the show Caminos Invisibles...La Partida. Eugenio Barba, Luca Ranconi, Lev Dodin and Jonathan Mills were among the members of the jury. In 2013, funded by Brazilian Ministry of Culture's program of artistic exchange, the group members participated in an Art Residence at Attis Theatre, in Athens (Greece), there debuting the play Krisis, supervised by Theodoros Terzopoulos, the Greek company director and creator of “Theater Olympics”.

 

In June 2015, Companhia Nova de Teatro was invited to exhibit the costumes of their mise-en-scene for Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights at the event "Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990–2015” in the legendary Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, in Moscow (Russia), including a performance at the event opening. Within the 380 pages of the largest-theatrical.

 

The latest work of company was 2xForeman with plays Bad Boy Nietzsche and Old-Fashioned Prostitutes by avant garde artist Richard Foreman and directed by Lenerson Polonini in São Paulo City.

 

Currently the company works for this year the play "Noise of Water", about african immigrants in boats in Mediterranean Sea, by italian playwright Marco Marco Martinelli, directed by Carina Casuscelli with Alexandre Rodrigues, the protagonist actor of the movie "The City of God", sponsored by Secretary of Culture of São Paulo.

 

In 2017, realized the last part of FOREMAN TRILOGY project, with a play The God Are Pounding My Head, making season at SESC SP Pinheiros.

In September and October 2019, Companhia Nova de Teatro presented the first movement of APATRIDAS project, performing the play “Kassandra-Hecuba” as a work in progress at the “Analogio Festival” in Athens, Greece, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Campus University - and at Athens Conservatoire - Odeon Athinon. After that the performance was also presented at the “25 Ore Festival Non Stop” in Sybil and the “Teatrul de Arta” in Bucharest, both in Romania.

 

CAMINOS INVISIBLES

Caminos Invisibles...La Partida

CAMINOS INVISIBLES

Caminos Invisibles...La Partida

A CRIPTA DE POE

A Cripta de Poe.

DOUTOR FAUSTUS LIGA A LUZ

Doutor Faustus Liga a Luz

DOUTOR FAUSTUS LIGA A LUZ

Doutor Faustus Liga a Luz

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