The first Residency Nós No Bambu - Latin America Brazil took place from April 28 to May 26, 2019. For a month, four Brazilian and four Latin American artists were immersed in the universe of Bamboo Body Art. The participants were initiated in bamboo craft - construction of handcrafted bamboo acrobatic instruments - and in the body and scenic repertoire of Co Nós No Bambu. The project, supported by Rumos Itaú Cultural 2017-2018, took place at Co Nós No Bambu headquarters, the Galpão Bambu - creation space, located in the Córrego do Urubu Rural Nucleus in Brasília, Brazil.

In addition to knowledge sharing, residents set up the Nós No Bambu Residency Show. The event, open to the community, featured a Performing Circuit, mini-doc screening of the Residence process, the 40-min show and socialization with music and bonfire.

During the show, the Bamboo Body Network was launched, a worldwide network that was born with representatives in five countries - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica.

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The Nós No Bambu Residency took place at Galpão Bambu - creation space, headquarters of Cia Nós No Bambu. Galpão Bambu is located in the Córrego do Urubu Rural Nucleus, which is part of Serrinha do Paranoá, home to a stunning nature in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.


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Central and connecting element, bamboo brings a universe in itself. The group was initiated in the process of choosing, harvesting, processing and building bamboo handcrafted acrobatic instruments.



The body work with bamboo relied on two acrobatic instruments widely researched by the company: bamboo masts and tripods. We also used the versatile bamboo sticks. Were shared techniques of body self-care, warm-up and scenic presence collected by Co Nós No Bambu throughout its 15 years of practice.


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As a way to deepen the knowledge acquired during the Residency, and to add them to the knowledge of each artist, we created the Nós No Bambu Residency Show. The event, open to the community, featured a Performing Circuit, mini-doc screening of the Residency process, the 40-min show and socialization with music and bonfire.


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Performance Circuit


Diplomatic Representatives

María Laura de Rosa and family - cultural attaché from Argentina

Luis Luna and family - cultural attaché from do Peru

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In order to reverberate the shared knowledge and nurture the bonds generated during the Residency, we launched the Bamboo Body Network. The purpose of the Bamboo Body Network is to promote human and artistic development through the numerous possibilities of Bamboo Body Art: the creative interaction between human bodies and bamboo forms. With this purpose, the Bamboo Body Network is intended to connect people, share production methods, generate knowledge and opportunities for business and exchange. Through other actions, our goal is to generate interest in bamboo cultivation and to encourage the use of this natural resource because of its enormous potential for sustainable development.

Keep updated with Bamboo Body Network activities!



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Poema Mühlenberg

Geral Coordinator


Poema Mühlenberg is the creator of Cia Nós No Bambu, in which she acts as an acrobat dancer, producer, communicator and bamboo craftswoman, among other functions. Graduated in Industrial Design, she adds experiences as director, choreographer, cinema art director, actress, corporal preparer, art educator and environmental activist. Her body studies cover the vast field of contemporary dance, artistic gymnastics, capoeira, pilates, yoga, ballet, ballroom dancing, folk dances and movement culture. Poema will share with Flavia and Jozi the instruction of bodily practices and bamboo crafts.


Ana Flávia Almeida

Bamboo Body Art Instructor


Sagacious pioneer, she is the oldest bamboo practitioner of Cia Nós No Bambu, and her co-founder. She acted as an acrobat dancer in four company shows and did choreographic collaboration in two others. Flavinha has danced ballet and contemporary, trained artistic gymnastics and triathlon and is graduated in Nutrition. She will be an instructor in the daily corporal practices of Residency Nós No Bambu.

Jozimar Marinho

Bamboo Craftsman and Bamboocraft Instructor


Native from the Brazilian state of Tocantins, Jozimar is a bamboo expert. Initiated in woodwork, he collaborates with Marcelo Rio Branco and Cia Nós No Bambu as a craftsman since the beginning of our research. He will initiate residents into the mysteries of harvesting, treating and building acrobatic bamboo instruments. Jozi is also responsible for building the acrobatic instruments used during the Residency Nós No Bambu.



Beth Martins

Actress, choreographer, dancer, aerial acrobat, founder and member of the cast and core director of the Intrepida Trupe circus group. From 1992 to 2006, she worked with the social projects "If this street were mine", "Raising the Canvas", "Cia. Aplauso "and" Talentos da Vez ", teaching circus and dance classes, directing and choreographing shows.

Bruniele Ferreira 
Graduated in Physical Education, she came by surprise to compose the selection of artists of the Residency Nós No Bambu, as a volunteer resident. She seeks to unite all her experience gained with yoga, integral bamboo, improvisation, natural movement, among others, to provide natural bodily experiences of physical, intellectual and emotional capacity.

Gerlídia Tavares
Born in Quixadá, Ceará state, this pedagogue began her studies in professional dance in the middle of '94 at the ballet school Gorette Quintella. Teacher, dancer and choreographer, currently directs and coordinates the Cia de Dança Rastro, which in 2019 turns 17. In addition, our resident is president of Maracatu Nação Quixadá and coordinator of the dance network of Ceará in the region of the Central Sertão/ Brazil.

Kadu Oliviê

Born in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo state, and settled in Palmas/ Tocantins, he began his career as a clown in hospitals in the city of Mauá / São Paulo. He is an artistic director, a specialist in the loose rope by Brazilian National Circus School, an educator and president of the Cia Os Kaco Association, the founder and director of the Taquaruçu Circus Festival and the Tocantins Social Circus. He is currently developing a continuous work of awareness activities and circus cultural access, as well as being part of the production of great festivals in the Midwest.

Mariana Duarte
Dancer and choreographer, is formed in Rio de Janeiro by Angel Vianna School and Dance College. Moved to São Paulo in 1994 and in the city integrated the project Dance - Master. She also studied aerial circus techniques at the Circo Picadeiro School and Circo Galpão. In London, she studied classical and contemporary techniques at the Laban Center for Movement and Dance, London Contemporary Dance School and the Greenwich Dance Agency. She is currently pursuing a research that integrates dance, circus and theater languages, developing projects in partnership with other companies such as Solas de Vento and TrixMix Cabaré.

César Hernandez
Facilitator of social circus projects since 2010, he still has four pedagogical courses taught by Machincuepa Circo Social, an organization endorsed by Cirque du Monde, a social program created by Cirque du Soleil with emphasis on adolescents, youth and adults in situations of vulnerability.

Helder Lacunza
Coming directly from Lima, he is a circus artist graduated from the Circus Professional School of LA TARUMBA, with specialization in hand-to-hand acrobatics and Quadro Fijo. In addition to artist and founder of the company "Circo Andante", he owns an extensive curriculum accumulating 20 years of experience as a teacher of circus art.

Armando Alfaro
Graduated in the Professional Circus School of LaTarumba in 2014, he has been actively participating in independent initiatives throughout Latin America and developing himself artistically and pedagogically. He has extensive experience in various local festivals in Latin America and Europe.

Lucila Ruiz 
Luli, as she is called, is a professional dancer, researcher and practitioner of Afro dance. Researcher, she has studied the African influence in the origin of Argentine folklore.