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Programs on art and culture.

Culture - a good that is so close, it is little seen.
by Miriam Fontana

The culture of a nation is the result of its entire population, not just the workers who take up culture and art as a profession. This video aims to bring society closer to the understanding that culture generates people's sense of belonging to their collective and that it is present in all the actions we carry out. Culture is not a privilege. It is a right of the collectivity that produces it.

I wear a mask, so am I?

This video covers a historical and methodological notion of the mask in order to know it properly. In this sense, the video instructs the viewer about some concepts of Art and Culture necessary for understanding the mask-creation processes in different societies through knowledge of the various cultural manifestations where the mask is inserted. The objective is to offer a critical-reflective base on the function of the mask maker, stimulating possibilities of contributing to the execution of theatrical masks. Understanding the mask in its complexity and diversity makes it possible to work the intellect to understand the different styles and genres of ritualistic, utilitarian, and theatrical masks.

The Dimension of Scenography

This video presented by the visual artist, filmmaker, and set designer Jair Correia argues about the importance of good scenography for a theatrical show. It is aimed at all genders and age groups who want to better understand some resources to make their aesthetic goals of scenography in the theater more receptive. The video provides a historical overview of the Theater's scenography concept and analyzes its principles for its application.

Shall we tell a story?

This video lesson presented by Míriam Fontana brings a reflection on the craft of the storyteller and a little of the experience lived her in her trajectory. Stories activate the imagination and create an interface with real life. They feed dreams and desires, but also teach and strengthen thoughts and reflections. The stories help children, as well as adults, to work with feelings and emotions, with possible pain and losses that life can bring, but they also teach strategies for conquest, for coping with the weak in the face of the strong, and for building character. The action of storytelling can develop true bonds of friendship and complicity between those who practice them – the listener and the narrator.

Shall we reveal a little more about this ancient human activity? Shall we tell a story?

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