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Matemurga

Matemurga is the community theater group of Villa Crespo. The group was born on in mid 2002. Its director is Edith Scher. The works of Matemurga are usually music oriented, with the use of orchestras and puppets. Matemurga performed as part of MEXE 2022, and ICAF 2023. More information https://edithscher.wixsite.com/edithscher https://twitter.com/matemurga12?lang=en

Corporación Humor y Vida

Corporación Humor y Vida [‘humor and life’] is composed of women artists from Ecuador and Colombia. They work on the contested borderlands between their two countries, an area frequently used for illegal crossings and also by guerrilla fighters.   “Humor y Vida” Corporation has been a cultural organization since 2007 attached to the Ministry of…

Arts in Action

Arts in Action (AiA) is a multidisciplinary arts organisation that has been working throughout Trinidad’s grassroot communities for over 25 years. It offers costume design workshops, choreography, participatory theatre, and music for steel pan orchestras. It is a not-for-profit unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts of the University of the West Indies…

Museu dos Meninos

Museu dos meninos, ‘Museum of Children’, is a transdisciplinary arts project that involves mapping the collection and preservation of narratives and memories of Afro-Brazilian youth between the ages of 15 and 29. These young men live in the Complexo do Alemão, an area composed of many favelas in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Male youth…

Amparo González Sola

Amparo is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, activist, and researcher from Argentina. She currently lives and works between The Netherlands, Paris and Buenos Aires. Her main field of work is dance, but her approach is very multidisciplinary. Amparo studied philosophy, political science and neurophysiology. She works at the intersection of all these fields. She thinks of…

Alida Neslo & Nilo Berrocal

Alida Neslo was born in 1954 in Paramaribo, Suriname. She studied theatre and dance in Belgium and Senegal, but after living and working in Antwerp and Amsterdam for a long time, she decided to go back to Suriname in 2005. During her time in Belgium and the Netherlands she worked as a performer in ground…

ImaginAction

‘Together, we can bring about a better world–but first, we must imagine.’  ImaginAction Theater Inc. is a non-profit theatre arts organization whose workshops and performances travel the world. Their work has been influenced by Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Theatre of Witness, Psychodrama, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, dance and creative ritual. In traditional societies,…

Estopô Balaio

João Junior is a professional theatre maker who works both at the community-level (out of passion) and in more mainstream settings (to earn a living). His roots lie in the Sertão, the impoverished and drought-ridden northeastern part of Brazil from where, for decades now, people have been migrating to the south in search of a…

Carroça de Mamulengos

Until a couple of years ago, Carroça never stopped travelling around Brazil, always establishing profound relations with local communities wherever they happened to land. The company is very much a family enterprise and today encompasses three generations and many different performance disciplines. These include puppetry, music, clowning, storytelling, and a variety of arts and crafts.…

Barrio Comparsa

Barrio Comparsa [‘neighborhood parade’] was founded in 1990 in the Manrique Oriental area of Medellín by Luis Fernandez García and five of his friends. It was a time when large areas of the city were still heavily ruled by drug-related criminal activities associated with the cartel of Pablo Escobar Gaviria, his competitors and his paramilitary…