July 9 - 26, 2015

30 YEARS CELEBRATING THE IBERO-AMERICAN CULTURE

 

:: 2015 LIFE ACHIEVMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD ::


 

ANTUNES FILHO

Following a stint at TV Brasil Central, a career in the São Paulo theater and work in Latin America, Europe and Asia, in September 1978 Antunes Filho premiered Macunaíma, launching the activities of Grupo de Pau Brasil, later re named Grupo de Teatro Macunaíma. Adapting for the stage Mario de Andrade's novel, a precursor of magical realism, not only opened up new theatrical perspectives but also updated the transgressive and critical meanings of the original, creating one of the most significant works in the history of Brazilian theater. In 1982 he was invited to coordinate the Centro de PesquisaTeatral SESC São Paulo, and there he broadened the group's activities, venturing into the training ofactors, technicians and other stage creators. In these 32 years of collaboration between SESC São Paulo and Grupo Macunaíma, coordinator Antunes Filho further developed acting methods and theatrical language. After staging works of such authors as Jorge Andrade, Guimarães Rosa, Shakespeare, Euripides, Sophocles, Ariano Suassuna and Lima Barreto, as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Centro de Investigación de Teatro SESC Consolação, and the 2012 centennial of Nelson Rodrigues' birth,
he reworked the play "Toda nudez será castigada" (All Nudity Will Be Punished) and staged the new version.

RECIPIENTS OF THE LIFE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

1989 – FRANCISCO MORÍN (Cuba/USA)
1990 – RAMÓN ANTONIO CRUSELLAS (Cuba/USA)
1991 – MARÍA JULIA CASANOVA (Cuba/USA)
1992 – ANDRÉS CASTRO (Cuba/USA)
1993 – ALEJANDRA BOERO (Argentina)
1994 – ISAAC CHOCRÓN (Venezuela)
1995 – JOSÉ MONLEÓN (Spain)
1996 – ANTONIO ABUJAMBRA (Brazil)
1997 – VICTORIA ESPINOSA (Puerto Rico)
1998 – HÉCTOR MENDOZA (Mexico)
1999 – MIREYA BARBOZA (Costa Rica)
2000 – GEORGE WOODYARD (USA)
2001 – ENRIQUE BUENAVENTURA (Colombia)
2002 – CLAUDIO DI GIRÓLAMO (Chile)
2003 – ESTELA MEDINA (Uruguay)
2004 – RAFAEL VILLALONA (Dominican Republic)
2005 – MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS (Cuba/USA)
2006 – EDDA DE LOS RIOS MORSELLI DE LATERZA (Paraguay)
2007 – MIRIAM COLÓN VALLE (USA)
2008 – JOSÉ SANCHIS SINISTERRA (Spain)
2009 – SANTIAGO GARCÍA PINZÓN (Colombia)
2010 – JOSÉ "PEPE" SOLÉ (Mexico)
2011 – DELFINA GUZMÁN (Chile)
2012 – TERESA MARÍA ROJAS (Cuba/USA)
2013 – ERNESTO RÁEZ MENDIOLA (Peru)
2014 – EDUARDO PAVLOVSKY (Argentina)
2015 – ANTUNES FILHO (Bazil)