Bio - João Lima

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João Lima (Recife, 1980)

Acts as a performer, choreographer and educator in various artistic organizations. He studied the Actors Training Course at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (1998/2000), and Performing Arts at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Later, he participated in the Choreographic Research and Creation Course of Forum Dança, Lisbon (2006) and in the ESSAIS Formation at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers, France (2006/7).

He presented at festivals and theaters in Brazil, Europe and Latin America, pieces of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Albee, Nelson Rodrigues and Brad Fraser, as well as collaborations with various theater artists: Azkona & Toloza, Cecilia Colacrai, Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo, Yara Novaes, Vitor Roriz & Sofia Dias, Peter Michael Dietz, among others. In 2002, he received the Best Actor Award from the Association of Performing Arts Producers of Pernambuco.

As an actor or cast coach, he participated in various films, including: Brasil S/A (2014), by Marcelo Pedroso, Amor, Plástico e Barulho (2013), by Renata Pinheiro, Rodolfo Mesquita and the Monstrous Masks of Joy and Happiness (2013), by Pedro Severien and Em Trânsito (2013), by Marcelo Pedroso.

Between 2013 and 2018, he joined the band Columna, having published the album Es un safari, mi amor by the Hidden Tracks label (Barcelona, 2018).

Graduated in philosophy from the University of Barcelona, he collaborated with the magazines Negratinta (ES), Yuca (ING), Continente (BR) and Interdanza (MEX).

As a teacher, he taught in several organizations: Cruzada de Ação Social, Bom Pastor Penitentiary (Recife), tragantDansa, Area Dansa, Mercat de les Flors and Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), among others. He also integrates the artistic-pedagogical projects Tot Dansa and Tots Dansen, Mapa de Ball, EN Residencia, Sudansa, Aprendanza and Temps d'Art. In Recife, between 2009 and 2014, he founded and directed Articulações- Performing Arts Forum.

His works have been presented in contexts such as the Belém Cultural Center (Lisbon), Festival 100 dessus-dessous (Paris), Sérgio Cardoso Theater (Rio de Janeiro), Mostra Itaú Rumos Dança (São Paulo), Lavardén Platform (Rosario), Sala Hiroshima, Antic Teatre, Dansa Metropolitana and Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona).