Faced with the ecopolitical challenges of the 21st century, the 2nd INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FESTIVAL intensifies its transcultural mission of bringing together transdisciplinary artists working in natural, urban and virtual landscapes to investigate in an ecopoetic and ecoethical way the tensions of conflict and composition between environment, body, memory and ancestry.
Conceived and directed by Brazilian choreographer Maura Baiocchi and organized by Taanteatro Companhia (São Paulo/Brazil), the second edition of the festival received 210 submissions and selected 48 films, with a duration of up to 25 minutes, created between 2020 and 2022 by artists from 26 countries: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Spain, United States, Philippines, France, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
The new edition will continue online on the International Ecoperformance Festival YouTube Channel and will become part of the (in person) cultural calendar of São Paulo in partnership with Cine Satyros Bijou.
In-person and online program (Brasília Time):
OPENING, ECOPOET[H]ICS 1
In 2022, the festival inaugurates the Best Ecoperformance Award. The jury is formed by filmmaker Paloma Rocha, the coordinator of indigenous community projects, Marcello Kamaiurá, the director of Portal Museum of Dance, Talita Bretas, the professor of Performing Arts at Khon Kaen University, Or Kittikong, and the Polish filmmaker Wojciech Olchowski.
The launch of Ecoperformance, an ebook with articles and testimonials written by participants of the first edition of the festival and organized by Wolfgang Pannek, concludes the program.
Idea and direction: Maura Baiocchi
Curators: Maura Baiocchi, Mônica Cristina Bernardes, Jorge Ndlozy
Jury: Marcello Kamaiurá, Or Kittikong, Paloma Rocha,Talita Bretas, Wojciech Olchowski
Press office: Fernanda Teixeira (Arte Plural)
Graphic design: Hiro Okita
Website: Mônica Cristina Bernardes
Production: Wolfgang Pannek, Mônica Cristina Bernardes