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The Collective Ethos
 

Andre Pink is again the leading force behind Dende Collectve now. Nevertheless as it is stated in the name of the company we believe that Theatre is a collective art and without a collective there is no theatre. Each show or project we do has its own collective and we are proud of instigating this ethos with all the people we work with in all the projects we have done. We also invest in keeping the relationship with all the artists we have worked and collaborated in the past as much as we possibly can. They are a sort of Dende community - a pool or artists that if we could, we would be working with all the time. Obviously the theatrical landscape in London does not allow that, differently from the theatre scene in São Paulo artists are constantly looking for their new project and there is little financial support to the maintenance of artistic relationships.  We call some of our regular Dende artists, those that we have worked in several project over the years, our associate artists. We  get inspired by them and they are there to support our work, advise whenever possible creating a Dende network that make creating theatre in such a competitive environment like the city of London a bit easier. There is a list of some of these great people bellow and when available  a link to their own websites.

Associate Artists

Montse Gili  - Associate director, writer and actress (she joined the company in 2000, was a core member of the company from 2002 to 2010 and co-artistic-director from 2008 to 2010).

Mark O'Thomas - Associate playwright, Translator and dramaturg (he was core member of the company from 2001 to 2008)

 

Akiko Sato (she was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, OneFourSeven and KWAIDAN)

Bob Karper (he was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN, OneFourSeven and THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Catherine Mobley (she was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN, OneFourSeven and THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Dani Machancosis (played the hero in all the stages of THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Frank Wurzinger (he was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN, KWAIDAN and C-ATTACK!)

Geroge Little (he was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN)

George Ogilvie (he was lighting designer in DONA FLOR, LUNA CLUB and AGRESTE)

James Bellorini (was in OneFourSeven and DONA FLOR)

Mark Reid (he was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE, CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN, DONA FLOR, AGRESTE, KWAIDAN and in THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Mariana Whitehouse (she was in VIVA MARIA! and DONA FLOR)

Nicholai Labarrie (he was in OneFourSeven and THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Patrizia Paolini (she was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE and OneFourSeven)

Pedro de Senna (he was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE and OneFourSeven)

Samuel Guimarães (he was our resident visual artist in THE MACUNAÍMA CYCLE)

Vania Cardoso (she was in THE PIRANHA LOUNGE and CHRISTMAS IN THE PIRANHA INN)