Who we are

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Guilherme Marques
Conception and Production Head Director

Producer, cultural manager and actor. He is the managing director who conceived the International Centre for Theatre Ecum – CIT-Ecum, the Performing Arts World Meeting (ECUM) and the International Center of Research on Performing Arts Education. He is also the founder and production head director of the International Theater Festival of São Paulo – MITsp. Guilherme held coordination, production and artistic consultancy of several national and international art festivals, including: the International Theatre Festival of Stage & Street of Belo Horizonte (FIT / BH); International Dance Festival of Belo Horizonte (FID); 1st International Graffiti Biennale of Belo Horizonte; Black Art Festival of Belo Horizonte (FAN); International Theater Festival of Mercosur (Argentina); International Theater Festival of Caracas (Venezuela); Cultural Winter of São João del Rei; Project Peoples Image; and the Performing Arts Meeting in Araxá.

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Antonio Araujo
Conception and Artistic Director

Artistic Director of “Teatro da Vertigem” and professor of the Performing Arts Department and Postgraduate Program (PPGAC) of the Communication and Art School of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP). Directed the following plays: O Paraíso Perdido (Lost Paradise) (1992); O Livro de (Job’s Book) (1995); Apocalipse 1,11 (2000); BR-3 (2006); História de Amor: últimos capítulos (Love Story: Last Chapters) (2007); the Dido and Enéas opera (2008); Bom Retiro 958 Meters (2012), the Orfeo and Euridice opera(2012), Dire Ce Qu’on ne Pense pas Dans des Langues Qu’on ne Parle Pas (2014); Patronato 999 Meters (2015), among others. He won the Golden Medal Award of the Prague Quadrennial in the category Best Realization of a Production in 2011 with BR-3. Antônio was curator of “Próximo Ato” (Next Act – International Contemporary Theatre Meeting), “Rumos Teatro” (Rumos Theatre) and of the Performing Arts World Meeting (ECUM).

  • Natália Machiaveli.
    International Relations (Brazil)
    International relations and artist, graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld art academy, in Amsterdam.

  • Jenia Kolesnikova.
    International Relations (abroad)
    Theater researcher and critic, curator for international projects.

  • Rafael Steinhauser.
    Institutional Relations
    Actor and aerospace engineer, he is a member of Cia. da Memória (Memory Company), Executive Director of CIT-Ecum and president of Qualcomm for Latin America.

  • Érica Teodoro.
    Executive Production Manager
    Founding partner and production director of CIT-Ecum and Cia. Da Memória  (Memory Cia). Graduated from the State University Julio de Mesquita Filho in Social Communication – qualification in Public Relations – postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Paulista University.

  • Gabi Gonçalves.
    Executive Production Manager
    PhD student at the postgraduate Program of Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP. Cultural Producer, she coordinated the Virada Cultural in 2009 and 2010. She works at Corpo Rastreado Company, developing projects in the cultural area.

  • Guilherme Bonfanti.
    Technical Director
    He is a lightning designer and a founding member of Teatro da Vertigem (Vertigo Theater) and of the SP Theater School, for which he created and coordinates the lightning department.

  • Géssica Arjona.
    Logistics Manager
    Cultural producer. General Director of the Condomínio Cultural (Cultural Building). Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts/UEL-PR.

  • Sílvia Fernandes.
    Critic Views Curator
    CNPq researcher, playwright and professor at the Performing Arts department of ECA/USP.

  • Fernando Mencarelli.
    Critic Views Curator
    Professor at the UFMG, CNPq researcher, theater director and associated director of CIT-Ecum.


  • Eleonora Fabião.
    Meetings Forum Curator
    She is a performer and a PhD by the New York University. Professor at UFRJ and guest professor at NYU, she works in the intersections of performance, experimental theater and visual arts.

  • Igor Dobricic.
    Meetings Forum Curator
    He is a playwright, born in Serbia, working in the field of contemporary dance. He lives currently in Berlin and develops the research project Table Talks.

  • Ruy Cortez.
    Artistic Exchange Manager
    He is founding partner and educational-artistic director of Cit-Ecum; theater director and founder of Cia. Da Memória.

  • Julia Guimarães.
    Editing and supervision of editorial content
    Journalist and theater critic, she is a PhD student in Performing Arts at ECA/USP.

  • Márcia Marques.
    Press Office
    Public relations, she is a partner and director of Canal Aberto Press Office, working in the cultural area since 1993.

  • Danielle Lara.
    Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts by the UEL-PR. Specialized in art therapy.

  • Rodrigo Fidelis.
    Executive Producer
    Actor and producer, graduated in Performing Arts by UFMG.

  • Bruno Lelis.
    Executive Producer
    Cultural producer. Undergraduate in Cultural Production by the UFF (Federal Fluminense University)

  • Douglas Souza.
    Legal Advice
    Lawyer and partner at the CRS Law Firm, postgraduate in Strategic People’s Management.


  • Paulo Rodrigues.
    Legal Advice
    Lawyer and partner at the CRS Law Firm, postgraduate in Entertainment and Social Communication Law by Escola Superior de Advocacia (Superior Law School).

  • Aurea Karpor.
    Press Office Assistant
    She is press officer and professional in performing arts, graduated by Unesp, with Masters in Arts by the same institution. She works at Canal Aberto (Open Channel) Press Office since 2008.

  • Daniele Valério.
    Press Office Assistant
    She is a press officer graduated by the Nove de Julho University. Works at Canal Aberto (Open Channel) Press Office.

  • Henrique Carsalade.
    Public Relations
    Actor and adman, works in the cultural area since 2000.

  • André Cortez.
    Graphic Design
    Architect, graduated by UFMG, works currently with set design and lives in São Paulo. Award winner of several prizes in Belo Horizonte and in São Paulo, as APCA and Shell. He works with theater groups, as Cia. Da Memória and Grupo 3.

  • Regina Cassimiro.
    Graphic Design
    Graphic Designer specialized in books and cultural projects.

  • Linke, Eduardo.
    Graphic and Web Design
    Creative director. Specialized in interface design. He works in the cultural sector since 1998.









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