Mario Lopes

Mario Lopes

DAS Choreography

Mario Lopes, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a choreographer and articulator.

With more than 15 choreographic works performed in Brazil, Germany, France, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, he has lately been developing the last part of his triology “Movimento” in collaboration with artists in Sao Paulo, Munich, Maputo, Helsinki and Lyon. "Movimento III – celebration, post-tsunami foams” premiered this year as a film at the Triennal Frestas for Contemporary Art in Brazil and embraces the concept of Afrotranstopy. Since 2008 Mario Lopes has articulated the PlattformPLUS that collectively organizes projects to promote artistic encounter and mobile residencies, such as veiculoSUR. 2004 Mario founded a non-profit association, Humanizavida, with the goal of humanizing spaces in health and education through the arts. Since 2009 he works as a cultural articulator focusing on the promotion and circulation of works and projects that seek social transformation.

Main events with invited works: 2021 – Triennale Fresta Art Contemporary SESC São Paulo with the cinematographic choreographic work “Movimento III_Celebration, post-tsunami foams”. 2021 – La Biennale de la danse de Lyon, public program, Seminar "Displacement as choreography" with Anna Konjetzky. 2020 - BERLINER THEATERTREFFEN as choreographer and performance in the work of Anta Helena Recke. 2020 - FESTIVAL RADIKAL JUNG as choreographer and performance in the work of Anta Helena Recke. 2020 - TANZplattform München, symposium Transtopie. 2019 – BIENNALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN LYON, public performance “SUDAKAS”. 2018 – Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art with the choreographic work “Movimento I, parado é suspeito”. 2012 – Internacional Festival PAIDÉIA de Teatro for Children and Youth: A WINDOW FOR UTOPIA with the choreographic work “Vrumvrunzinho”. 2011 -  7TH Biennale Internacional Dance SESC – Brasil with the work “Entre”.

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