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 the festival  


The Porto Alegre em Cena is one of the most important performing arts festivals in Latin America. In 28 years of uninterrupted activities, has brought the most important productions, artists and groups from Brazil and the world to the city of Porto Alegre.


With its provocative program, the Festival has placed the city on the touring map of great shows and artists such as Antunes Filho, Christiane Jatahy, Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa, Fernanda Montenegro, Marco Nanini, Felipe Hirsch, Tom Zé, Debora Colker, Paulo Autran, Denise Fraga, Georgette Fadel, Matheus Nachtergaele, Marieta Severo, Adriana Calcanhotto, Andrea Beltrão, Drica Moraes, Renata Sorrah, Marcio Abreu, Tulipa Ruiz, Antonio Araújo, Zélia Duncan, Grace Passô (nationals); and Ariane Mnouchkine, Peter Brook, Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, Bob Wilson, Sasha Waltz, Meredith Monk, Angelica Liddell, Eimutas Nekrosius, Sankai Juku (internationals); in addition to many others.


The national and international programming is built from research by the festival's artistic direction with programmers, producers and artists from all over the world, in addition to our team.


The city's shows are highlighted in the schedule. A curator committee composed of professionals from the Union of Artists and Technicians in Entertainment Shows of RS (SATED/RS), coordinators of courses from the Department of Dramatic Art at UFRGS, theater coordination at UERGS and professionals invited by the festival attends the registered shows and get together to discuss the local theater and decide on the works that will be part of our program.


In addition to the shows, the Porto Alegre Em Cena also emphasizes training activities, such as debates, residencies, classes and workshops. The idea is to offer a leading role to discussions and debates, even transcending the themes of the pieces to create spaces for discussions that go beyond aesthetics.

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