A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
The LPTV was created in 2010 by alumns and teatchers at the University of Brasília, in Brazil. We work as an University's extension project. Our reasearch is about performance and post-dramatic theatre. We're investigating this new hibrid place where the boards and limits between the arts and the others areas of knownledge, such as psychology, antropology, jornalism, radio, real life.
To research this kind of subject in Brazil is a bit hard, cause this research in very recent and we dont have the resources we need, for exemple all of the most importants and interesting books are in english (and is not everyone who can read it). Although we are always getting in touch with texts, images and videos, and our creativity is growning up very fast. Therefore, LPTV is finding and developing their language and a methodology through experiements, wich is very rich for Brazil and especially for the University.
We always get one eye in what is happening around the world. For us is very important realize that the performance and contemporary arts are getting a big space in the artistc scene, and moreover in the education sistem. Thats why i get in the Contemporary Performance network. Through this site i got in touch with many companies and ensambles, and i see how many people are doing really great and genius works in differents places.
In 2010 we created the theatre-experience ConFAKErencia, which is based in the performers personal reports, with the relation performer-objetc/clothes and performer-music/video. This experience has a nostalgic atmosphere, specially because we are sharing personal confessions, fantasies, discoveries and somehow we're exbithing, or even undressing, ourselves in different way. A bit of clowning, a bit of real life and a bit of fantasy.
As a group of young people, we expect keeping working more and more, keep making wonderful discoveries, keep doing performances, and soon be able to travel and to show our work.
Natasha and LPTV.
If you want, take a look in our 'workin in progress' blog: www.lp-tv.blogspot.com
Now a days the LPTV groups is: Natasha Padilha, Paulo Victor Gandra, Mariana Neiva, Luisa Duprat, Haila Beatriz e Túlio Starling.
Coordenation by: Dra Simone Reis (Doctor by University of Melborne), Giselle Rodrigues and Cynthia Carla.
Photo by Wile Ortros. ConFAKErência, 2011.