Cross-Cultural Dialogues 

Uncanny Valley

With: Ronaldo Lemos

Mediation: Conrado Dess

Critical reflections carried out in dialogue with the public. Guests from different fields of knowledge take a cross-cultural view in order to cross borders and expand the readings of the works in focus.

Ronaldo Lemos e Conrado Dess

When and Where

June 9th, Thursday, after the show

Sesc Belenzinho


Ronaldo Lemos is a lawyer and technology specialist. He is a senior researcher at Columbia University in New York and a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a member of the independent supervisory board of Meta (formerly Facebook). Columnist for Folha de S. Paulo and host of the program Expresso Futuro on Futura Channel.

Conrado Dess is a researcher, theatre director, playwright and PhD student in Performing Arts at the School of Communications and Arts at USP. He holds a Bachelor’s and MA degree in Performing Arts from the same institution, with the dissertation Representations and representativeness in the contemporary scene: notes on an aesthetic, political and social crossing, supervised by Sílvia Fernandes. During his master’s degree, he did a research internship at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid – Spain), supervised by researcher Óscar Cornago. He researches the relations between theatre and race, focusing on themes such as: black theatres, black representation in contemporary scene and aesthetic, political and social implications caused by the presence of non-hegemonic bodies in the scene.