Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura
Escenas do cambio 2022

3—5 May 2024
Festival of theatre, dance and art in action
Gaiás, City of Culture

Xunta de Galicia

3—5 Maio 2024

Festival de teatro,
danza e arte
en acción

Xunta de Galicia

Dramaturgic Command

Afonso Becerra (coord.)

Sunday 5 May 4 p.m.
City of Culture | Gaiás Centre Museum, Floor 0

Infiltrated without camouflage in Escenas do cambio, the Dramaturgic Command presents a preview of its incursions in the festival. This team, led by the writer, playwright and teacher Afonso Becerra, has the mission of accompanying the shows from an analytical point of view that studies, documents and transmits what happens both on stage and among the audience.

The Dramaturgic Command seeks to create open spaces for thought and debate that transcend the ephemeral nature of the artistic experience on stage. Based on the analysis of performances from multiple perspectives (artistic, sociological, ecological, technical, etc.) their work looks at the effects and affections that each artistic proposal generates in the audience.

The Escenas do Cambio 2024 Dramaturgical Command is formed by: Joana von Mayer, Pedro Galante, Juan Escalona, Diana Longa, Iván Fernández, Elsa Pereira and Afonso Becerra.


Afonso Becerra.- Afonso Becerra is a playwright, stage director and teacher in the Department of Stage Direction and Dramaturgy at the ESAD in Galicia. He also directs erregueté | Revista Galega de Teatro and collaborates with different media. He holds a PhD in Performing Arts from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a degree in Dramatic Art from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.

Joana von Mayer Trindade.- Choreographer, dancer and teacher. She is dedicated to the research and practice of craft and the art of the dancer/performer with her own methodology and unique approach. Master degree in SODA (Solo/Dance/Authorship), University for the Arts Berlin UDK/HZT. Degree in Psychology (FPCEUP). Founder and artistic director of Nuisis Zobop with Hugo Calhim Cristóvão. Contemporary Dance Performers Course at Forum Dança and Essais Course at CNDC d’Angers.

Pedro Galante.- [He/Him] Portuguese artist and mediator, based in Porto [Portugal], who develops research and artistic work on the relationship between body and space, and on the mechanisms and systems involved in aesthetic sensitivity and in the act of observing and being observed. With a focus on performing and visual arts, his work intersects areas such as fashion, scenography, dance, aesthetics, dramaturgical studies, design, installation, and queer culture.

Juan Escalona.- A theatre facilitator with a long career, he began teaching theatre workshops in 2012, and in 2015 he started working as a coordinator of European projects. In 2021 he founded the association FOCO, where he currently works, and began his studies at ESADG. He is trained in theatre facilitation, non-formal education and various theatre techniques. He also facilitates workshops and collaborates in the creation of pedagogical manuals.

Diana Longa.- Playwright and stage creator. Born in 2001 in the city of Vigo. She finished her studies in dramatic art at the ESAD in Galicia in 2023 and began to collaborate with the magazine Revista Galega de Teatro in 2021, writing theatre reviews and opinion articles.

Iván Fernández.- Actor, director, playwright and theatre teacher. Graduated in Dramatic Art from the ESAD in Galicia, specialising in Stage Direction. His professional career covers theatre in many different aspects, from teaching to the therapeutic field. Creator of the Emotional Theatre workshops and collaborator in Erregueté, O Galiñeiro, Praza Pública or TVG-Zig Zag Diario.

Elsa Pereira.- She dances, takes care of her plants and researches about the movement arts. She has mainly studied in Santiago and Porto, where she completed the (FAICC) Advanced Training Programme in Contemporary Performance and Creation. She develops a dance project in unconventional spaces to reactivate perspectives and looks, and creates with Fonsi Millán the Colectivo Cru, a proposal that bets on improvisation as a creative impulse. She teaches dance classes on a regular basis, as well as “Site specific” (body-space) workshops to map touristified urban territories with the aim of creating their own paths of desire.

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