Angela De Castro
Circus - Winner 2003
Angela de Castro has been performing since she was 17 years old, beginning in her native Brazil where she was a well known actress in theatre, film and television, and director of her own theatre company. She was a member of the original cast of the groundbreaking show ‘Macunaima’ (1977-1980), which changed the face of Brazilian theatre and played to an audience of over ½ million people in Brazil alone, as well as touring internationally for over two years.
In 1986 de Castro moved to London to pursue her dream to study, perform and reclaim theatre clowning as a modern art form. She has toured the UK and internationally with the major contemporary theatre and circus companies and is now well known as a teacher of her master class ‘How To Be A Stupid’ or ‘The Art of Creative Intelligence’.
Angela de Castro recent performing work could be seen in ‘Under Glass’, by the Clod Ensemble (London), ‘Laughing Matters’, by A de Castro, work in progress, Battersea Arts Centre London, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol and Jyvaskyla Festival Finland, ‘Luz Nas Trevas’ future lengh film (Brazil), ‘Futurology’ a National Theatre Scotland, Suspect Culture Theatre Co and Brighton Festival (UK), Ionesco’s ‘The New Tenant’ for the Young Vic Theatre (UK) and is well known for her clown Rough, the green clown, in the award winning Slava’s ‘Snowshow’. She creates and tours her own shows under her own company Contemporary Clowning Projects. Her shows include ‘The Gift’ , ‘My Life Is Like A Yo Yo’, ‘only fools, no horses’ (a show about the Shakespearean Fools). ‘Laughing Matters’ and her clown opera ‘Alleluia’, are projects in development.