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Erika Scwarz

Designer Biography

Erika Schwarz is a scenographer and costume designer based in Rio de Janeiro. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree and a M.A. in Performing Arts, both from UNIRIO (Brazil) and is currently a PhD Candidate in Visual Arts at UFRJ (Brazil), with a research about costume as performance.

She works with scenography and costumes in theater and dance shows (Teatro Catapulta, Cia Dani Lima), television (Rede Globo, Rede Record), movies (Hungry Man, Tycoon Estúdios Cinematográficos, Fulano Filmes) and cultural events (Wedo,

During 2012-2014, she was a substitute professor of Costume Design at UFRJ and, in 2014, a professor of Fashion Postgraduation at Centro Universitário Senac SP - São José do Rio Preto.

Since 2007, she participates in international events about performance design, such as: the 'E-Scapes' meeting (São Paulo, 2014), the symposium 'Layering Reality' (Prague, 2013); the online gallery of the World Stage Design (2013); the cycle 'What is Scene Design?' (Novi Sad, 2012); the Prague Quadrennial (2011, 2007). Also took part in several workshops and lectures with: Gerald Thomas, Helio Eichbauer, Jean-Guy Lecat, Maaike Bleeker, Marvin Carlson, Michael Levine, Monica Raya, Pamela Howard, Roger Chartier, just to mention a few names.

The process of her last production Map 01 (Vale Tudo), also presented in the symposium Layering Reality, is being published (2014) as part of the Special Issue on Critical Costumes from the editors Dr. Rachel Hann and Sidsel Bech (Edge Hill University, UK).

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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