not program Papo and Laje This Thursday (23), artists from theater companies from the Maré slums, in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, question about investments in culture in slums and outskirts, in addition to the state of conservation of cultural facilities available in these territories .
For actress Geandra Nobre, creator of Morro do Timbau, public policies aimed at culture in the state of Rio need to meet the diversity of Maré’s artists. She is one of the founders of Cia Marginal, which turns 16 bringing the favela’s memory, identity and belonging to the stage.
“It remains to be considered where the money from Culture is invested, where it is distributed. In Maré we have an infinity of artists, musicians, singers, producers, video editors. produce in a calm way. I’m talking about peripheral groups, from favelas, from the West zone. Maré has 140 thousand residents, and we don’t have a theater space. We have a cultural canvas, which is a public space but it’s abandoned. What’s the point of having this totally precarious space?”, asks Geandra.
It was also in Maré that the young Ramires Rodrigues, 25, found his place in the theater. He, who is from the outskirts of São Paulo, immediately identified with the project Entre Lugares at Museu da Maré.
“When we do a show, people watch it, get emotional, identify with it. There is nothing truer than that relationship between actor and audience. I think the truth that we choose to speak, about our experience, our desires, is very powerful to be in the theater”, he said in the episode that airs this Thursday (23), at 18 pm.
At the company Cria do Beco, on display with the play “Nem todo filho vga”, Ramires told how the experience with favela theater was important in his personal life. “Doing theater in Maré makes me look back to where I came from. I made peace with my roots because I still had the vision of leaving the favela to do theater. For me, theater was something idealized and very distant. to have been embraced by Teatro da Maré allowed me to fulfill a dream”, he said.
O Papo and Laje is a TV show that values the role of youth in the favelas and periphery of Rio de Janeiro. In each new episode, presenter Dani Câmara welcomes two guests who share experiences on topics of interest to youth and the working class.
The production is broadcast on TV Comunitário in Rio de Janeiro, channel 6 of the NETevery Thursday at 6 pm and on canal do YouTube from the program. It is also possible to watch throughout greater São Paulo on the open digital channel of TVTon Thursdays at 8 pm.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse