Cássio Diniz Santiago
b.1973 in São Paulo – Brazil.
Performance artist, theater and dance director, dramaturg, researcher, and teacher.

cassiodinizsantiago@gmail.com /  www.cassiodinizsantiago.com

 

EDUCATION
1992-1997 - BA Performing Arts - University of Campinas - Brazil.

 

FELLOWSHIP

2020 - Akademie der Künste - Werner Düttmann Fellowship - Berlin
2015-16 - Resident fellow in the program Art, Science and Business at Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart

WORKS AS DIRECTOR/ DRAMATURG/ PERFORMER/ RESEARCHER/ COMPOSER (selection)
2020 - Wir werden erst sehen, wenn nichts mehr zu sehen ist (Dance performance converted into a sound installation due to the COVID - 19) - XXIX. Greizer Theaterherbst - Greiz - Germany. [director and dramaturg] - .

2018-19 - S.C.H.U.U.L.E. - Wagenhallen - Stuttgart, Turnhalle Obergrochlitz - Greiz, Akademie Der Künste - Berlin - Germany. [director, dramaturg and performer]
2016-18 - Ashes2Ashes - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm (Rough Proposals Festival) – Frankfurt – Germany. [director, dramaturg and performer]
2018 - Lift and Carry - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart - Germany, Faki Festival - Zagreb. [director, dramaturg and performer]
2018 - Krrrchhhck! by Susann Maria Hempel - Akademie Der Künste - Berlim - Germany. [conceptual cooperation]
2016 - They Lived and Laughed and Loved and Left – with Till Wyler von Ballmoos - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.[director, dramaturg and performer]
2015-16 – Who now? When now? Where now? – Funarte – São Paulo – Brazil. [dramaturg]
2016 - Psicotrópico – by Alvise Camozzi – Sesc Ipiranga – São Paulo – Brazil. [director and dramaturg]
2016 - Dentro do Coração – with Mauricio Paroni, Renato Rosati and Janine Correa – Municipal Theater of Vitoria – Espirito Santo – Brazil. [director]
2015 - Arf Arf Performance - with Marcus Bergner, at Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany. [performer]
2015 - Calendar Serie, Modern Art Museum, São Paulo – Brazil. [director, dramaturg, teacher, sound designer and performer]
2014 - Blade, Funarte and Capobianco Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. [dramaturg]
2013 - Astronomer, with Tero Nauha (Finland), Sesc Pinheiros - São Paulo – Brazil. [director, dramaturg and performer]
2012 - The Double of Rossmann, Le ChienPerdu, Brussels – Belgium. [director and dramaturg]
2011 - Amerika, ou o Desaparecido (integrates the Kafkamachine project) with Mollekulaarinen Organization (Finland), Presque Ruines (France) and Ueinzz-Theater Group (Brazil), Sesc Pinheiros/ Sesc Santos, São Paulo – Brazil. [director, dramaturg, researcher and performer]
2011 - Oklahama Theater Call, Casa Conveniente, Lisbon, Portugal. [director and dramaturg]
2010 - Zona de Risco with Coletivo Bruto, one-year residence, Centro Cultural São Paulo. São Paulo – Brazil. [dramaturg]
2007-10 - Finnegans Ueinzz, with Ueinzz Theater Group, International São Paulo Biennal and SESC Paulista in São Paulo, SESC Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and Baltic Circle International Festival in Helsinki, Finland. [director and dramaturg]
2009 - X Moradias by Matthias Lilienthal, Sesc São Paulo, Brazil. [performer]
2007 - Trem Fantasma, by Christoph Schlingensief, Mostra Sesc Circulações, São Paulo – Brazil. [performer and director of the opening scene]
2005 - Farsas Libertinas, with Manufactura Suspeita (Suspect Culture), Teatro Crowne Plaza/ Dominna Club, São Paulo – Brazil. [performer]
2001-05 - Comendador Peçanha with Zaum Performance Group, Biblioteca Mário de Andrade, Day Hospital Água Funda, São Paulo – Brazil. [director, dramaturg, researcher, sound designer and performer]
2003-04 - Pornografia Barata, with Manufactura Suspeita (Suspect Culture), Sarajevo Club, São Paulo – Brazil. [performer]
2002 - Original Music: Performance Via de Regra, Goethe Institute/Cinemateca, São Paulo – Brazil. [composer]
2002 - Samba do mais Fraco, Vermelho Gallery/C.C.Chico Science/ Matrix, São Paulo, Brazil. [composer and performer]
1999 - Ventriloquist, with Dry Opera Company, Sesc Vila Mariana, São Paulo – Brazil. [performer]
1999 - The Book of Dreams, inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, Oficina Cultural Grande Otelo in Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. [director and dramaturg]
1998-99 - Dr. Faustus Lights the Light, by Gertrude Stein, dir. Renato Cohen, with Ka Group, Centro Cultural São Paulo/ Goethe Institute, São Paulo – Brazil. [performer]
1997-98 - KA – Opera Multimedia (assistant diretor), by Khlebnikov, directed by Renato Cohen, Museu da Cidade/Brazil-Japan House / Compos Seminar in PUC, São Paulo and International Poetry Festival, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil. [performer, assistant director and composer]
1997 - A Conferência dos Pássaros, Unicamp, Campinas – Brazil. [performer]
1996 - Primeiras Estórias, dir. João das Neves, Parque Ecológico of Campinas, International Theater Festival of Belo Horizonte – Brazil. [performer]
1993 - Experiment - Oedipus Rex and the Plague in Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil. [director, dramaturg and researcher]

 

TEACHING RESPONSABILITIES (selection)
2018-19 - Performance and Otherness (BA/MA)- (invited professor) -Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft - Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen - Germany.
2011-17 – Performance and Theater, SP Drama School – Development Center for Stage Arts, São Paulo.
2016 – Theater and Performance – Stockholm Theatre Academy ( MA/BA). Stockholm – Sweden.
2015-16 – Performance Art – Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena. São Paulo – Brazil.
2012-15 - Performance - MAM (Museum of Modern Art), São Paulo – Brazil.
2007-11 - Artistic-pedagogic coordinator - Programa Teatro Vocacional, da Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo. Teatro e Performance São Paulo – Brazil.
2005 - Theater and Performance, BMA – Library of São Paulo - Brazil
2002-04 - Theatre and Performance, Casa de Cultura Chico Science, Água Funda Day Hospital, São Paulo – Brazil.

 

WORKSHOPS/ SEMINARS/ READINGS(selection)

2020 - Workshop - Dance-performance - XXIX. Greizer Theaterherbst - Greiz - Germany.
2018 - Workshop - Theater, Dance and Performance - Diakonie Carolinenfeld - Greiz - Germany.
2017 - Workshop – Ritualistic Theater – in partnership with Eero-Tapio Vuori (Theatre Academy – University of the Arts Helsinki). MT Escola de Teatro/ Xavante Tribe – Cuiabá – Brazil.
2016 – Seminar - Economies of Authorship: Ownership and Dispossession - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2015 - Workshop - Finance as a Place of Creation/ Risk Generating Practice – Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2012 - Workshop - Núcleo de Dramaturgia do SESI - British Council, São Paulo – Brazil.
2011 - Seminar - Acessible Art, Oficina Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo – Brazil.
2010 - Workshop - Joseph Beuys International Seminar, Performance and the Expanded Concept of Art (creative devices), Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo – Brazil.
2010 - Workshop 1: Shamanism and Performance. Workshop 2: Ueinzz Theater Company’s creative process. With Mollecular Organization (Helsinki). PAF - Performing Arts Forum, St.Erme – France.
2009 - Workshop - Working Devices of Ueinzz Theatre Company, Theatre Academy, Helsinki - Finland.
2008 - Reading: Genova 01, Sesc Paulista, São Paulo - Brazil
2007 - Seminar: Everyone is an Artist, II Art Psychology Colloquium, USP (University of São Paulo), São Paulo – Brazil.
2003-04 - Reading – with ManufacturaSuspeita – Museu Lasar Segall, São Paulo – Brazil.
2002 - Workshop - Work in Process, Casa de Cultura Chico Science, São Paulo – Brazil.

 

PUBLISHING (selection)
2016 – Glossary - Finance and Affection (online). Schloss Post – Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2015 – Aboard the Kafkamachine – (online). Schloss Post – Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2015 - Performance and Reinvention of the Self - Equal Different Program catalog of MAM – Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo – Brazil.
2012 -The Expanded Concept of Art, Vocacional magazine, Nr. 1, São Paulo - Brazil

 

FILM AND VIDEO INSTALLATION (selection)

2020 - Urlaub in Deutschland - Theaterhaus Jena/ Wunderbaum - Jena - Germany.

2011 - Kafkamachine - Cinematic experiment based on Kafka’s novel America, on the Trans-Atlantic Cruise “Splendour of the Seas” from Lisbon to São Paulo. Lisbon - Portugal, Canarian Islands - Spain, Santos, and São Paulo - Brazil.
2009 – Video-installation - Sertão no Meio do Redemoinho, Cordisburgo, and São Paulo, Brazil.[Co-director]
2009 - Video-installation - Riverun, Nam June Paik Art Center in South Korea.[Director and Dramaturg]
2005 - Crime Delicado, by Beto Brant, Brazil.[Performer]

 

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2020 - A Kids Headquarters - ACC Galerie - Weimar - Germany.

2019 - Strike Gently Away - Stuttgart - Germany.
2016 – Artist is online - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2015 – In Transit - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.
2015 - ROMER - Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart – Germany.

2015 - Dancing Museum - São Paulo Modern Art Museum - São Paulo - Brazil.

2010 - 29th São Paulo Art Biennial - São Paulo - Brazil.

CURATORIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PROJECTS (selection)
2013 - Curator and co-organizer of Fin La! La! La! Finland-Brazil: Live Art Experiment: Performances, videos, workshops, and lectures supported by Sesc- SP, MAM ( São Paulo Museum of Modern Art), SP Drama School – Development Center for Stage Arts, Frame-Visual Art Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, University of the Arts Helsinki- Theatre Academy. São Paulo – Brazil.
2011 - Co-organizer of Kafkamachine. Organizational, performative, and cinematographic experiment based on Kafka’s novel America, on the Trans-Atlantic Cruise “Splendour of the Seas” from Lisbon to São Paulo. With Mollecular Organization (Finland), Ueinzz (Brazil), and Presque Ruines (France). Lisbon/ Portugal, Canarian Islands/ Spain, Santos, and São Paulo/Brazil. [Conceptual Cooperation, Co-organizer, Director, Dramaturg and Performer]

© 2019 by Cássio Diniz Santiago