PhD research project: “On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys”
PhD supervisors: Adriana Schneider Alcure, Professor of artistic research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil and Esa Kirkkopelto, Professor of artistic research at Tampere University, Finland.
Institution: Malmö Theatre Academy; Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University
Period: February 2022 – February 2026
Iury Salustiano Trojaborg is an artistic researcher and doctoral candidate at Malmö Theatre Academy and Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University coordinated by political scientist Kristina Jönsson. Her artistic research project “On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys” aims to investigate ways of using performance art as a regenerative and socio-political tool to provoke change in the understanding of the lives of immigrants who, like she, willingly travelled the old colonial routes back to the European countries that colonised them. It aims to explore the process of construction of cultural identities in a performative setting according to the intersection of gender, class and race, promoting in this way an active dialogue with the area where this research will take place: Malmö, Sweden; Rio de Janeiro, Belém and Manaus, Brazil and Copenhagen, Denmark.
A central problem that Iury’s research project investigates is: How effective is it to tackle the concept of sustainability within the European performing arts context, without also dealing with the historical colonial past most European nations bear?
Iury Salustiano Trojaborg is an interdisciplinary, queer, non-binary, migrant artist who has worked practically and theoretically in Theatre, Performance, Dance and Opera since 2006 in different environments and roles, including actor, performer, writer, director and dramaturge in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Poznan (Poland), Berlin (Germany), Oldenburg (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden).
Iury has a BA in Acting from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2009) and a conjoint Erasmus Mundus MA in Performing Arts from the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main and University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2012).
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