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Vanessa Cardoso Whelan

Vanessa Cardoso is a Multidisciplinary artist, street performer and clown hailing from Brazil,with a passion for contemporary theater and body movement awareness, especially related to Flamenco dancing.The bodily awareness and theatre techniques acquired through workshops on the Laban, KlausVianna, Jerzy Grotowisk methods, among others, have highly influenced her acting performances. Clown research experiences, concentrating on the “Pochinko” methodology,started in Brazil and continue to influence her work.Graduated in theatre arts, she has been involved with several artistic groups performing onstage and in street productions, as an actress, flamenco dancer, puppeteer and backstage production assistant. She also has given theatre and flamenco dance instruction to kids and adults.Vanessa has been actively engaged in the local arts scene since moving to NL in 2014,participating in artistic workshops and performing with her Living Statue, dancing Flamenco and Clowning in festivals such as the St. John’s BuskersFestival, The Lantern Festival, Art Fusion, Blue Berry Festival , Women Work Festival , Festival of New Dance, Boca Tapas Bar and several performances for new Canadians/refugees.
Currently, Vanessa is working on her show "Olé Clown!" A Flamenco Show made by Fuah the Clown and her puppet Matilda a “unreal” Flamenco Dancer and others performances for summer.