Estela Lapponi

 

Estela Lapponi is an actress, dancer, creator / performer, choreographer, artistic director, producer and Brazilian video artist.
Since 2006 the main areas of her artistic research as an independent artist have covered
-       the speech/presence of a body with disability;
-       performing practice and relational work;
-       integration within the performing and visual arts  
'Estela created a terminology – Intruder Body' – that is her artistic research 
Since 2009 she has created many diverse works exploring different art fields with Zuleika Brit under the title ‘Intruder Body’. 
Dance productions she has worked on include:
2015 Perfectly Imperfect - Gerda König – Din A13 tanzcompany – Hagen - GE
2008 – Paraíso sem Consolação – Constanza Makras – São Paulo and Berlin.
2007 – Joy Lab Research – Alito Alessi – Joint Forces Co. – São Paulo.
2005 – Via Sem Regra – Gerda König - Din A13 tanzcompany – São Paulo and Düsseldorf.
In 2015 she produced and created a program called ‘Monday of Performance’ that happened one Monday a month in five editions with the participation of five different artists. The program had a partnership with Palacete Carmelita (an independent art space in São Paulo).
In 2016 her performance production ‘Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days’ was sponsored by the Cultural Secretary of São Paulo State for Integrated Arts.

Estela Lapponi is an actress, dancer, creator / performer, choreographer, artistic director, producer and Brazilian video artist.

Since 2006 the main areas of her artistic research as an independent artist have covered:

  • the speech/presence of a body with disability;
  • performing practice and relational work;
  • integration within the performing and visual arts  

Since 2009 Estela has created many diverse works exploring different art fields with Zuleika Brit under the title ‘Intruder Body’. 

Dance productions she has worked on include:

  • 2015 Perfectly Imperfect - Gerda König – Din A13 tanzcompany – Hagen - GE
  • 2008 – Paraíso sem Consolação – Constanza Makras – São Paulo and Berlin.
  • 2007 – Joy Lab Research – Alito Alessi – Joint Forces Co. – São Paulo.
  • 2005 – Via Sem Regra – Gerda König - Din A13 tanzcompany – São Paulo and Düsseldorf.

In 2015 she produced and created a program called ‘Monday of Performance’ that happened one Monday a month in five editions with the participation of five different artists. The program had a partnership with Palacete Carmelita (an independent art space in São Paulo).

In 2016 her performance production ‘Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days’ was sponsored by the Cultural Secretary of São Paulo State for Integrated Arts.

  • Photo by Marcelo Vitorino

    INTENTO 3257,5 performance+installation

  • Photo by Marcelo Vitorino

    INTENTO 3257,5 performance+installation

  • Photo by Mario Weijers

    INTENTO 6098 - FRAGILE Manifesto

  • Photo by Lucas Czepaniki

    INTENTO 00035 - Ça m'énerve!!!

  • Photo by Lucas Czepaniki

    INTENTO 00035 - Ça m'énerve!!!

  • Photo by Lucas Czepaniki

    INTENTO 00035 - Ça m'énerve!!!

  • Photo by Lucas Czepaniki

    Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days Estela Lapponi and Roger Migliorini

  • Photo by Lucas Czepaniki

    Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days Estela Lapponi and Roger Migliorini

  • Photo by Paulo

    ANTIMUSA - Intruder Body's project

Currently Estela is reforming part of her house to create Casa de Zuleika – a project that transforms her house into an artistic and accessible space where she and other artists with and without disabilities from the world of Contemporary Art can perform expose, teach and exchange.

Education:

  • 2012 - MA of Contemporary Dance Studies at Univeridade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
  • 2010/2011 – Master Performing Arts and Visual Culture, itinerary chosen: Performative Creation and Relational Practice with Óskar Gómez Mata - Universidad de Alcalá – Madrid.
  • 2010 – Certification Teacher Training DanceAbility in Vienna at the Impulstanz Festival
  • 1996 - Journalist formed in FIAM (Integrated College Alcantara Machado) in São Paulo
  • 1996 - Actress formed in the Theater School Macunaíma, in São Paulo

Contact details

Estela Lapponi

Rua Silvio Sacramento, 121
05408-040 Pinheiros
São Paulo - SP
Brasil

Artistic Director(s)

Estela Lapponi

Online

Email: incena2.5@gmail.com
Web: http://estelapponi.blogspot.com.br/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/estela.lapponi

Productions

INTENTO 00035 - ça m'énerve!

Duration: 60
Number of people on road: 2
Freight: No freight necessary

Freight details:

I'll need a table to lay at the end of the performance. Depending on the space where the performance will happen it can be other thing to lay.

Description

In this performance Zuleika Brit undresses herself in front of the audience and reveals every detail of her body pointing out all the defects. Having the audience as witness and assistant she covers her body with the FRAGILE TAPE in order to hide all these defects.

This results in a tied body in FRAGILE.

A body stuck.

A paralyzed body.

A body which can no longer act. A body to be seen. 

What happens next ... it's up to the audience. 

 

 

INTENTO 3257,5 performance+installation

Duration: 65
Number of people on road: 2 or 3
Freight: No freight necessary

Freight details:

I always prefer to take the stage design on the place/city/country that I'm going to perform than to travel carrying this stage design because It can be easily found.
One table 2mX1m - which I can climb on top
One chair
One small bench to put my comput

Description

INTENTO from (Corpo Intruso) is the first part of the Intruder Body’s research and consists of a collage of ideas about terminology

An anthropophagic manifesto mixing subjects, combining fragility and utopia into artistic process and as human being.

It proposes an experience of observation, contemplation, overlapping time and space to the audience.

It’s structured in 3 Movements:

  • 1 movement - objectification of the artist’s body - Zuleika
  • 2 movement - dramatic action – I am a priceless object
  • 3 movement – installation – utopia and fragility
Extra information

The term Corpo Intruso (Intruder Body) first emerged when I lived for six months in a small town in the Marche region in Italy (2009). This experience opened my eyes to what it means to be an immigrant and therefore made me think about: out of context, uninvited, culture shock.

Corpo Intruso also has to do with my disability - left hemiparesis - caused by the rupture of an aneurysm (1997).

THE INTRUDER, by French philosopher Jean Luc Nancy, showed me that my "invention" was something to be regarded as an artistic investigation.

The Master in Performing Arts and Visual Culture in Madrid (2010/2011) enabled me to try "things" that made the expansion of the term Corpo Intruso possible.

Based on the question from "Questions of Space" by Bernard Tschumi -3.2 - If a definite space can become a sign or symbol, can it signify a thought or a concept? - I found a container for Corpo Intruso, which I named as Zuleika Brit (the fun glasses that I'm wearing). BRIT means Brazil and Italy.

Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days

Duration: 60
Number of people on road: 3
Two performers
One assistant
Freight: No freight necessary

Freight details:

I always prefer to take the stage design on the place/city/country that I'm going to perform than to travel carrying it, because It can be easily found.

- one double bed (a Box, not queen or king size)
- one armchair


Actually, the preference for

Description

This work has its initial inspiration the paintings of Edward Hopper.

The performance is a mix of staging - based in improvisation technique - with live model.

The proposition is to invite the audience to contemplate, to draw or to practice creative writing from the composition in stillness that is constructed in front of their eyes by the performers. 

Extra information

A woman, a man, a place, objects, furnishings, memories, your stories and our stories.

Narratives that are built through the game of being at the moment without any prediction of what may happen, only possibilities, only being in relationship.

Promises that may not be fulfilled.

Movement, stillness, suspension and dissolving. 

Wrap-around work

Estela Lapponi has developed a talk/performance about how 'Intruder Body' became her main vehicle for artistic research.

In order to propose a creative experience in Intruder Body, Lapponi developed a workshop exploring a collective understanding of terminology related to disability. 

Estela has also devised a Danceability workshop, to give people training in her methods for improvisation.

She has also developed an improvisation workshop to accompany her new production – 'Visual Narratives of Ordinary Days', that mixes improvisation with objects and the live model.

Press Comments & Testimonials

About "Uncomfortable be myself so many people", my first solo performed in Tanz Haus Düsseldorf at Crossing Dance Festival inn 2008.

By Nicole Strecker

"Especially the Brazilian Estela Lapponi in her wonderful ironic solo is putting her body, disabled after a stroke, all the time surprise in action. Some times she is over dancing her one side body part totally as if she was full of action, after that she is looking at her change with sarcasm and looks at her body part as if it was a strange object. The disability of Estela Lapponi is the: Inspiration."

About my work - DIVORCE - at X-Apatments a project created by Matthias Lilienthal  artistic director of Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, produced in collaboration with Sesc Consolação. It was performed in São Paulo, 2009. 

By Renate Klett

"In the next home, a woman has just left her husband. We help her sort out his things and share her liberating joy in throwing them out the window onto the street below. This is the most laconic, most smart performance of them all (Estela Lapponi)."