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Wagner Schwartz

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Born in 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Wagner Schwartz lives in Paris.

After studying modern literature, he worked in several research and choreographic experimentation groups in South America and Europe.


Author of 12 creations since 2003, he has received, among others, the APCA 2012 Prize (awarded by the São Paulo Art Critics Association) for "Best Artistic Project" with the show Piranha, and was selected by the Rumos Itaú Cultural Dance programme in 2000, 2003, 2009 and 2014. His creations have been cited in several books, including O fazer-dizer do corpo: dança e performatividade (The making of the body: dance and performativity) by Jussara Sobreira Setenta, 2008, and Am Rand der Körper: Inventuren des Unabgeschlossenen im zeitgenössischen Tanz (At the limits of the body: inventories of unfinished contemporary dance) by Susanne Foellmer, 2009.

His latest creation, A Boba, was presented at the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo, MIT-SP and Playlist, in collaboration with choreographer Lorenzo De Angelis, as part of the Camping festival, at the Centre national de la danse, Pantin.


In 2018, his first novel, Jamais ensemble mais en même temps, translated into French with playwright Béatrice Houplain, was published by Editora Nós.


He was the programmer of the 10th Sesc Dance Biennial, international collaborator of the Contemporary Dance Festival, in São Paulo, and resident artist of the Curitiba Theatre Festival.

At the same time, he has worked as a performer for the choreographer Rachid Ouramdane, for the director Yves-Noël Genod, for the artist Pierre Droulers and for the filmmakers Judith Cahen and Masayasu Eguchi.

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