Eclipse Online: Slate World - Lisbon: Conversation

Slate World - Lisbon: Conversation – Being a Black Artist during Quarantine
This conversation will be available to watch online - date TBC

A conversation between Slate World Lisbon Enabler Alesa Herero and actress Isabel Zuaa.

An opportunity to get to know Isabel 's work and debate how Black artists, and fellow artists who are also marginalised for their race, are dealing with quarantine. What does it mean to us, what are the consequences of this specific moment to both our personal and professional life?

You can send your questions for Alesa and Isabel to discuss in advance of the conversation being filmed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tues 21 Apr.

Isabél Zuaa is a Portuguese actress and performer who has origins in Guinea-Bissau and Angola. Her first artistic contact appears in the dance group called Prata Luar, where she remained until her adolescence. Her main formations were first at Chapitô, in theatrical interpretation, then at the Superior School of Theater and Cinema of Lisbon, and also at the Theatre course and at UniRio, in Performing Arts of Rio de Janeiro.

Since 2010, she has been traveling between dance, cinema, theatre and television projects - in Brazil and Portugal; researching new dramaturgies where the Black woman is protagonist and host of her own histories, demystifying stereotypes and preconceptions.

In cinema and television, she has worked with Marcelo Gomes, Yasmin Thayná, Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Felipe Bragança among others. In theatre and dance, she has worked with Gustavo Ciríaco, Jorge Andrade, Tiago Vieira, Tino Segal, Denise Stutz, Felipe Ribeiro amongst others.

Recently she was awarded with:

- Best Leading Actress at the Zinegoak 2018 Film Festival for the film Good Manners by Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas.

- Award for Best Secondary Actress by CineEuphoria 2018 for the film Joaquim by Marcelo Gomes.

- Best Actress Award at the Sitges 2017 Film Festival for the film Good Manners by Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas.

- Best Supporting Actress Award at the Fest Aruanda 2017 for the film Nó do Diabo by Ramon Porto Motta.

- Guarani Award Revelation Artist in 2018 for the film Joaquim by Marcelo Gomes

Slate World is transnational partnership promoting the visibility and mobility of Black artists, and fellow artists who are also marginalised for their race. across Europe. Led by Eclipse Theatre with partners Theater De Meervaart, ICK Amsterdam and Teatro GRIOT, the two-year programme will open-up new potentials in programming, audience development, digitisation and cultural exchange. We are now in our final year.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Photo credit: Helena Cooper

 

 

 

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