Interview with Fabio Salvatti: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Fabio Salvatti: What is Performance Studies? (2011) HIDVL

Interview with Fabio Salvatti, conducted by Marcos Steuernagel, Special Collections Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of academic study as well as a lens through which to assess and document cultural practice and embodied behavior. The contingent definitions documented in this series are based on the groundbreaking experiences and the scholarly endeavors of renowned figures in contemporary performance studies and practice.


Fabio Salvatti is Assistant Professor at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, in the Program of Performing Arts. His research interests are focused on political activism and its relationship with theatricality. His investigation on activist pranks explores the political potential embedded in everyday life, as well as the symbolic constructions that could ignite political participation. Fabio Salvatti is also a theater director, and has worked mainly with two different theater companies: 'Kiwi Companhia de Teatro' and 'Cia EmCômodo Teatral.' With them, he has presented performances in Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Recife, Florianópolis, among other cities.


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  • TItle: Interview with Fabio Salvatti
  • Date: 12 August 2011
  • Location: Recorded in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Interviewee: Fabio Salvatti
  • Interviewer: Marcos Steuernagel
  • Duration: 00:10:31
  • Language: Portuguese