João Lima (Recife, 1980)
Acts as a performer, choreographer and teacher in several artistic organizations. Develops in his works a formal research of new dramarturgies, interrogating notions of identity, otherness and temporality through the body.
Studied at the Curso de Formação de Atores on the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco and at the Graduation of Performing Arts of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Recife, Brazil. In 2006 has participated on the Curso de Pesquisa e Criação Coreográfica at Forum Dança, Lisbon. He also finished the ESSAIS formation, at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d´Angers, France, 2007. In 2002 received the award of best actor from the Associação de Produtores de Artes Cênicas de Pernambuco.
Performs regularly in theaters and festivals around Brazil, Europe and Latin America works of Shakespeare, Tchekhov, Edward Albee, Nelson Rodrigues and Brad Fraser, amongst others; as well as collaborations with several coreographers and dance companies, such as Marcela Levi, Vítor Roriz & Sofia Dias, Cecília Colacrai, Peter Michael Dietz, Carmen Pereiro, Anna Rubirola, Johann Maheut, among others.
Has taught in many organizations Cruzada de Ação Social (Recife), Centro Cultural Daruê Malungo (Recife), Teatro Hermilo Borba Filho (Recife), Penitenciária Feminina do Bom Pastor (Recife), Profesorado de Danzas Isabel Taboga (Rosário), Espacio Camargo (Buenos Aires), Centre Cívic Cotxeres Borrell (Barcelona), La Danseria (Barcelona), tragantDansa (Barcelona) and Area Dansa (Barcelona).
Worked in several movies, as an actor, casting director or choreographer, including: “Brazilian Dream” directed by Marcelo Pedroso (2014),“Amor, Plástico e Barulho” directed by Renata Pinheiro (2013), “Em Trânsito”, by Marcelo Pedroso (2013) and “Rodolfo Mesquita e as monstruosas máscaras de alegría e felicidade” by Pedro Severien (2013).
Among his creations are Noturno (Brazil, 2003), Eles não sabiam de nada (with Vitor Roriz, Portugal, 2004), Involuntariamente (with Vitor Roriz and Sofia Dias, Portugal, 2007), It´s a jungle in here! (France, 2007), Come Closer (with Carmen Pereiro, 2007), Azul como uma Laranja (with Cecilia Colacrai, 2009), O Outro do Outro (Rumos Itaú Cultural Dança 2010); Ilusionists (Prêmio Funarte Klauss Vianna 2011); Morder a Língua (2014) and most recently Urra! (2015).