_BIO

EDUCATION


2015 - 2017 _ KASK School of Arts / Ghent _ MASTER Fine Arts
2012 - 2013 _ A.PASS / Brussels _ POST GRAD. Advanced Performance Training
2000 - 2004 _ PUC Pontifícia Universidade Católica / São Paulo — BA Performing Arts
1999 - 2000 _ INDAC Instituto de Artes e Ciência / São Paulo — PROF. BA Drama

GRANT

2011 _ Artist’s Development Fund / Flemish Ministry of Culture
Sound Research in contemporary storytelling: use of voice effects and loops in surround sound systems

PERFORMANCE


2016/2019 _ “SHORT OF LYING” / storytelling performance _ WORK IN PROGRESS
dramaturgy Sebastien Hendricks
artistic research_ KASK
residencies: KAAI THEATRE; CAMPO; WP ZIMMER
support: Workspace Brussels, WP Zimmer, Kask, Stad Gent
2016 - 2017
VERBO Performing Arts Festival, Geleria Vermelho, São Paulo, BR
FESTIVAL CHAMBRE D’O / CC DE GROTE POST _ Oostende
WORKING TITLE Festival_ Brussel
TRUE STORIES groepstentoonstelling / In de Ruimte_ Gent
SEASON 2018 - 2019
TAZ Theater aan Zee — Oostende; NTGENT — Gent; MONTY — Anwterpen; KVS — Brussels; DE GROTE POST

2017/ 2018 _ THE GUARDIANS OF SLEEP / project by David Weber-Krebs
performance Julien Bruneau, Luanda Casella, Alondra Castellanos Arreola, Matthew Day, Zoë Demoustier, Irena Radmanovic / light design Jan Fedinger, Martin Kaffarnik / costums Anne-Catherine Kunz / dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx, Lara Staal / artistic advice Marie Urban / sound advice David Helbich / illustration Eva Le Roi / production Leonie Persyn
production Infinite Endings / co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum Buda, Zeitraumexit
support Vlaamse autoriteiten and Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

2016 _ “DON'T EAT THE MICROPHONE” / project by Veridiana Zurita
PSYCHIATRIC CENTER DR. GUISLAIN, Gent/ Vooruit, Gent

2013 - 2015 _ “FIRST IS THE WORST” / solo performance, book
Artistic Research_ a.pass / Brussels
Artistic Residencies: LES BRIGITTINES, KAAI THEATRE, ULTIMA VEZ / Brussels; DE WERF / Brugge; / ZSENNE ART LAB / Brussels
support BOOK LAUNCH: WORKSPACE, PASSA PORTA FESTIVAL / Brussels
WORKING TITLE PLATFORM_8 / KAAI STUDIOS_Brussels
PASSA PORTA FESTIVAL / ANCIENNE BELGIQUE_ Brussels


2015 _ “THE PLEASURE OF THE GAME WE HUNT IS THE FUN OF THE CHASE”
'portraits of conversations' with jazz musicians ; collaboration with drummer Giovanni Barcella
Artistic Residencies: DE WERF_Brugges; ZSENNE_Brussels
GROUP EXHIBITION “ Production of space” _ NUCLEO / Ghent

2015 _ “A CERTAIN ENCYCLOPEDIA”
GROUP EXHIBITION “ Production of space” _ NUCLEO / Ghent

2015 _ “VERLOREN VOORWERPEN” / analogue multimedia installation/ kids
collaboration with Maité Van Keirsbilck
support: Stad Gent
KOPERGIETERY / Ghent; SPINRAG FESTIVAL / Schouwburg Kortrijk / TUMULT#4 _Gent, STORM OP KOMST FESTIVAL _ Turnhout

2014 _"MOMMY, DADDY, ME" / project by Veridiana Zurita
collaboration with: Veridiana Zurita; Bart Groenendaal; Einat Tuchman; Marcos Simões; Fleur Ordoukhani; Philippe Severyns; and Bart Van Den Eynde
LES BRIGITTINES / Brussels

2014 _ "THE 11 HOUR TRILOGY” / project by Davis Freeman
collaboration with Davis Freeman, Ahmed Khaled; Setkin Demey; and Carlotta Scioldo
ZSENNE ART LAB_ Brussels

2012 - 2013 _ “SHE SMELLS LIKE GASOLINE” storytelling solo
THE VICTORIA / Birmingham; THE WRITERS BENCH —ARENBERGSCHOUWBURG / Antwerpen; BEURSSCHOUWBURG / Brussels; LE GRAND MENAGE / Namur; HET DEPOT / Leuven

2011 - 2012 _ “EXOTICA” storytelling solo
concept, text, scenography_ Luanda Casella / coach_ Veridiana Zurita / production_Brigitte Mys
support: Stad Gent & Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen; Europalia International Arts Festival (2011)
DE SINGEL / Antwerpen; DE CENTRALE / Ghent; DE WERF / Brugge; ZUIDERPERSHUIS /Antwerpen; DE MARKTEN / Brussels; KORTRIJK SCHOUWBURG / Kortrijk

2010 _ “THE CHICKEN FACTORY” storytelling solo
concept, text, scenography_ Luanda Casella / coach Lisi Estaras / production Brigitte Mys
support: Stad Gent & Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
FLAM - Forum for Live Art (ARTI Galerie) / Amsterdam; CAMPO NIEUWPOORT THEATER / Ghent;
DE MARKTEN/ Brussels; ZUIDERPERSHUIS / Antwerpen

2008 _“DARK SPEECHES” project by Lazara Rosell Albear
collaboration with: Lazara Rosell Albear, Isnelle da Silveira and Yiphun Chiem
BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL / Ghent; LE ESPACE SENGHOR / Brussels; L’ARCHIDUC / Brussels

2008 _“WEAVING WITH SALIVA” voice performance
collaboration with: Lazara Rosell Albear; Marijke Verkaart; Paola Bartoletti and Isnel da Silveira
BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL / Ghent

JAZZ AND SPOKEN WORD


2006 - 2014 _ 'ELECTRIC BARBARIAN’ jazz
Floris Vermeulen (bass); DJ Grazzhoppa (turntables); Luanda Casella (spoken word); Joost Swart (fender rhodes); Harry Arling (drums); Bart Maris / George Pancras (trumpet, effects)


INTERNATIONAL TOUR_ album “Minirock from the Sun” and “Bitches Brew” project
TAKTLOS FESTIVAL/ Zurich; SAALFELDEN INTERNATIONAL JAZZFESTIVAL/Saalfelden; CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE /Paris; PARADISO/ Amsterdam; Kunstencentrum Vooruit/Ghent; DE WERF/Brugge; NOORDERZON PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL/ Groningen; MOSTRA SESC DE ARTES/São Paulo; ZOMER JAZZ FIETSTOUR/Groningen; WORLD EXPO SHANGHAI/ MAO LIVE HOUSE/ Shanghai; REDTORY/Guangzhou; HANGPU ART CENTRE/Suzhou; YUGONG YISHANG/Beijing; PENANG ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL_ Penang/ Malaysia; JAZZ IN HET PARK FESTIVAL/Ghent


2012 _ 'A NU THING' guest artist at Kunstencentrum DE WERF_Brugge
“Fragments of the Book”_ collaboration with Christian Mendoza (piano & fender rhodes );
“This is not a flirt, I’m only sitting here because I tripped and I feel”_
collaboration with DJ Grazzhoppa and Lode Vercampt (cello)
“First is the Worst”_ collaboration with Fulco Ottervanger (piano) and Simon Segers (drums)


2011 - 2012 _'SPOKEN THING' series of spoken word and music events
initiative: Luanda Casella and Jazz Theater Silence Fini vzw; support: Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent & Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen; El Negocito Records with Festival Jazz Sur L’Herbe & Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent); co-production: Kunstencentrum De Werf (Bruges)
GUESTS_ Kain (Last Poets), Jeff Hollie; Percy Jones; Dick Van der Harst, Giovanni Barcella; Paola Bartolleti; Ricardo Luppi; Ana Kowalsky; Andy Fierens; Kris Strijbos; Peter Flynn; Ben Brunin; Guido Shiffer; Pablo Casella; DJ Grazzhoppa; Isnelle da Silveira; Lieven van Pee; Herbert Cellis;
BIJ DE VIEZE GASTEN/ Ghent; FESTIVAL JAZZ SUR L’HERBE / Citadel Park Ghent; DE WERF/ Brugges


2010 _ LE GRAND SLAM INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS

2009 _ INTERNATIONAL SLAM / SÃO PAULO

2008 _“VIRGULA, what happened in the pause?” jazz storytelling performance
collaboration with Bart Maris, Giovanni Barcella and Pablo Casella / coach_ Sam Louwyck / production_ Brigitte Mys support_Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent & Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
CAMPO NIEUWPOORT THEATRE_ Ghent; DE MARKTEN_ Brussels

2007 _ ‘LABORATORY FOR INSTANT COMPOSING’
GESTS: - Signe Tollefsen; Zulile & Esperanza; Gumarang Sakti Dance Company; Jan Douwe Kroeske / 2 Meter Sessies; VJ Oxygen; Benjamin Herman; Luanda Casella (spoken word); Issa Sow (violin)
NUMOON LAB TV / Rotterdam

TEACHING


2016 - 2017 LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS/ Interieur Design _ Gent / Brussel
Conceptualization and Presentation Techniques
2016 KOPERGIETERY _ Gent
Theatre Atelier
2016 Working Tittle Festival _ BEURSCHOUWBURG_ Brussel
Workshop Collaborative Writing and Storytelling
2016 KVS_ Brussel
Workshop (Kunstendag voor kinderen)
2016 UNIZO _ Maker City /Gent
Texts
2015 _ A.PASS Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten / Brussels
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION / collaboration with Peter Stamer
Workshop on evasive narration and collaborative storytelling practices within a multimedia installation
MENTOR OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH

2013 - 2015 _ LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS / Ghent
Workshops on the essentials of storytelling; writing coach; member of the examination juries for students of Interior Design

2015 _ GHENT PRISON
Workshops on writing techniques

2012 - … _URBAN WOORDEN VZW / Leuven
LEUVEN JAZZ (THE LIVING ROOM); K.A. ETTERBEEK (BRUSSELS); BLI BBRASS_ VORST (BRUSSELS); CACHET VZW; VORMINGSCENTRUM (DESTELHEIDE); URSULINENINSTITUUT (MECHELEN); amongst others.
Spoken-word Workshops: writing and voice techniques in spoken-word performances; dealing with parameters (intonation, dynamics & rhythm); posture on stage; etc.

2012 - … _ CREATIEF SCHRIJVEN VZW / Antwerpen
PROVINCIAAL INSTITUUT SINT-GODELIEVE (ANTWERPEN); H PIUS X INSTITUUT (ANTWERPEN); SINT-AGNESINSTITUUT (ANTWERPEN); amongst others.
Workshops and Coaching of students for poetry presentation: creative writing; voice techniques, posture and performance delivery

2011 - 2012 _ THE WRITERS BENCH VZW / JAZZ STUDIO / Antwerpen
Workshops: introduction to voice techniques and posture when using the microphone and interacting with live-music

2012 - 2014 _ ACADEMIE Voor Muziek, Woord, Dans & Beeldende Kunsten / Hamme
SCHOOLS: EDUGO SLOTENDRIES (OOSTAKKER); TEN BERGE BASISSCHOOL (BERLARE); VLEK GREMBERGEN BASISSCHOOL (GREMBERGEN); APPELS-OUDEGEM BASISSCHOOL (DENDERMONDE)
Drama teacher / elementary and secondary students