Tiago Gambogi

Tiago Gambogi

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Tiago Gambogi is a “Brasilian Extraordinaire” - a dancer, actor, clown, pole dancer, artivist and lecturer. For the past 25 years, he has co-directed f.a.b. - The Detonators and worked with artists including Nigel Charnock, Earthfall, Ben Duke, Angela de Castro, Grupo Oficcina Multimédia and The Institute for Crazy Dancing. Gambogi's daring approach has led him to appear as his clown on the BBC’s Jonathan Ross show, pull a 5-metre wooden canoe inside an office building in the Amazon and appear on the front cover of all national newspapers for his arrest regarding environmental issues. Project Trans-Amazônia saw him teach, perform and travel the Transamazon Highway, crossing 30 localities (cities, villages, indigenous settlements) across seven Brazilian states. His transdisciplinary holistic work encompasses improvisational contemporary dance, clowning, performance art and site-specific art approaches, creating a powerful new artistic hybrid form dealing with the performative and non-performative in pursuit of new creative responses and a dialogue with companies involved in socio-environmental crises.

www.transamazonia.wordpress.com