21 November 2020
Ready for the sixth edition of the European Spectators Day?
European Spectators Day is a digital and community based event that every year involves and connects the local groups of active spectators participating in the co-programming activities developed in the framework of Be SpectACTive!
It is a way for filling the gap of the geographical distance and the language barriers, it is an effective and experimental activity for connecting people using the ICT.
In the new edition of the European Spectactors Day we involve a digital artist able to manage the online interaction between different communities, before, during and after the event.
THE ARTIST SELECTED FOR THE EDITION 2020 IS RAQUEL ANDRÉ
Raquel André is a performance artist and a collector of ephemeral things. She studied theater at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon). She received her Masters Degree on the topic “Collecting in Performing Arts” from the University Federal of Rio de Janeiro (2016) mentored by researcher and performer Eleonora Fabião with a scholarship by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal).
In 2011, she moved to Rio de Janeiro supported by the InovArt program of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture. A 5-month artistic residency in Companhia dos Atores turned out to be 5-year working period with director and actress Bel Garcia in several theater productions. She is currently an APAP (Advancing Performing Arts) artist with the support of D. Maria II National Theatre (Lisbon-PT).
Since 2014, she has been working on the project Collection of People, which includes theater productions, a television play, an exhibition, a book and a conference.