Grace Passô / Brazil
Granted from February until January 2019
From Belo Horizonte and born in 1980, she's an actor, director, and dramaturge. She founded the theater group "Espanca!" and has performed in many theater works and films. She has received several awards for her work, for example, the Shell Theater Award for the piece "Vaga carne" – a solo performance and deconstruction of the subject where she uses her body as a stage. Most recently she appeared in a film released in Brazil and Portugal; in the film she plays an elevator operator who is traumatized by her experiences with domestic violence: "Praça Paris" ("Paris Square").
Dramaturgin, Regisseurin, Schauspielerin
The choreographer and producer Mario Lopes has been bringing artists from South America, primarily from Brazil, to Munich since 2008 in order to introduce them to audiences in Munich and have them develop subjects and projects with local artists. In 2013 and 2016 PLUSbrasil and platform PLUS were guests at Villa Waldberta. The new project PlusAfroT, for which eight artists are invited to Feldafing in the first quarter of 2019, can be seen simultaneously as a concept, program, and manifest. It deals with Afro-Brazilian culture and racism in the art and culture scene in Brazil and elsewhere.