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The Beloved

Making use of paper theater and audiovisual media, this project conects teaching, research and community service linked to the university and it was rewarded with public notice Campus de Cultura 2019, given by the State University of Santa Catarina/UDESC. Produced and performed by Caras de Boneco Company (formed by current and former students from UDESC).
At the research scope, connections between theater, comic books, paper theater, audiovisual, as well as specificities of lightning were created to this proposal.
At this new production, the group is dedicated to the works of Dias Gomes, a brazilian playwriter who presents a national political take-off, based on a critical point of view printed on each character
To bring the fictional city of Sucupira to life, in which the elected mayor Odorico tries to open a cementery at the expense of the population's disgrace, the company invested at the paper theater and audiovisual research.
The paper theater arises as a metaphore to the tragicomic conditions with which the public power rules us, also representing the human fragility and the manipulative games to which we all are submited.

  • Paulo Balardim
  • Dias Gomes
  • Cia. Caras de Boneco
  • Iscarlat Lemes
    Key Cast
  • Antonio Maggioni
    Key Cast
  • Jerusa Mary
    Key Cast
  • Yolanda Sais
    Key Cast
  • Liliana Recio
    Key Cast
  • Eloar Guazzelli
    Character design
  • Fernando Caramori
    Audio captation and edition
  • Rafael Gue Martini
    Consultancy in video caption
  • Aline Martins
    Production assistants
  • Fábio de Araújo
    Production assistants
  • Gabriela Boccardi
    Production assistants
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O Bem-Amado
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes 59 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    Yes - Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina-UDESC
Director Biography - Paulo Balardim

Associate Professor in the area of Theatrical Practice - Animation Theater, in the Department of Performing Arts and in the Post-Graduate Program in Theater of the Arts Center - CEART of the State University of Santa Catarina - UDESC. Post-doctorate in Puppetry (Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III/2019), PhD in Performing Arts (PPGT - UDESC/2013), Master in Performing Arts (PPGAC - UFRGS/2008), graduated in Letters - Portuguese Language and Brazilian Literature (ULBRA/2007). Has served as director, actor and set designer of the theatrical company Caixa do Elefante Teatro de Bonecos (1991-2016). Member of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette - UNIMA. He was President of AGTB - Association of Puppet Theater (RS/Brazil) in 2002 and 2003. Is co-founder of the Vale Arvoredo Artistic Residency Space (Morro Reuter/RS/Brazil). Experience in the area of Arts, with emphasis in Theater, acting mainly in the following topics: performing arts, communication, television programs and Puppetry.

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