Lucas a reçu une bourse pour participer à la manifestation CAMPING organisée par le Centre national de la danse
What is your artistic background ?
My first contact with theatre was when my mom would take me to her theatre classes. I watched closely, and whenever I could I would find a way to participate with the adults. After this, I was 10 years old and started doing plays with a local group and never stopped. My grandmother was also an actress, so me and my family had always a lot of respect for this craft. As a big fan of reading and writing, I found in theatre ways of merging fictions and bodies, storytelling and different ways of relating to space and people – dancing. I graduated in Theatre Studies and finished my Masters Degree at the same university (UDESC/Brasil), with a research focused in the concept of 'strange' in contemporary theatre and acting theory. I'm very amused by the interdisciplinary aspect of theatre, and have worked with projects and groups linking performance, psychoanalysis and anthropology. Being on stage and on set is the best part of it all, where everything that I learn and explore seems to integrate and vanish at the same time, opening space for what’s happening in the moment.
What is your view on your profession today ?
It is a very challenging profession, especially living in this disturbed moment of Brazil's history. On a period of crisis, art can be viewed as superfluous or as extremely necessary – we artists tend to believe in the latter. Despite of that, I think performers are of great importance to this new technological zeitgeist, where our ability to relate, be present and play with different bodies and fictions can be explored in many ways beyond entertainment. Making up new ways to put people together, to move, or just to create awkward situations where we can rearrange things and concepts is not only thrilling but politically necessary. Although it's economically very challenging to be an artist where I live, it's a privilege to think and experiment with themes that are part of my own deep interests and desires as part of my work.
How do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years ?
I see myself working hard and exploring with different medias, areas, possibilities. I'm more and more fascinated with the dance field as well with performance in general, and I want to mix it with my passion for literature and cinema. In this next 5 to 10 years I hope to be able to explore the most, collaborating with other artists and learning as much as possible to consolidate a work that can take me around the world and make me grow as a human. I want this next years to be years with lots of energy and movement, because we are going to need it. Create and share works that can bring up the different shades between black and white, blur a little bit more the limens, make us less certain
Photographie : Céline Anaya Gautier