How would you describe spirituality in your own words?
I think spirituality is development of consciousness, a collective consciousness.
What is the connection between art and spirituality?
I see no difference between them. Artists use their different states of consciousness to make art, and that is no different from spirituality. That is what I work on in my group, the development of the performer as one channel to art/spirit manifestation.
How would you describe some of your performances in various countries?
I have performed in Holland, Italy, and South Africa, but in Amsterdam I have acted most. I did performances (mostly street performances) at different times in Geneva, Sicily, France, and Cape Town.
You have worked with some filmmakers. Please elaborate on some of the prominent works you have done with them.
I would say my first work was as an assistant producer of Cachaça, a movie by Adelina Pontual and Claudio Assis from Recife, the latter being a very renowned, internationally recognized figure in contemporary Brazilian cinema. I also worked as assistant to the art director on the documentary Casa Grande e Senzala by our great master Nelson Pereira dos Santos. I worked as producer for the Cuban Antonio Molina, an important name of the Cuban documentary scene, and held cinema events like one a parallel show of movies from the Festival de Cinema de Recife in the cities of Porto Alegre, Recife, and Santa Maria.
You have some plans for building a multicultural art centre. When and where do you plan to establish it?
It is a project to be established next year in the historic city of Olinda, in the state of Pernambuco, cultural patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, a wonderful place full of culture and history. My plan is to build that place to be able to hold our multicultural experiences with artists from various countries.