Puppeteer • Singer
Actress • Director
Nina Vogel is a Brazilian multidisciplinary performing artist, with many credits as a puppeteer, singer, actress and director.
Poet of the invisible, she materializes out of a piece of fabric, a note, some colors and a block of foam, fantastic new worlds which whisper to be born. Creativity, passion, generosity and bravery are some of the ingredients used by this Brazilian creator. For Nina, art is not just a mere entertainment, but rather a vocation, which she learned from early age with great Masters of the Music field, Theater, Lyric Singing and Puppetry, such as actors Eve Doe-Bruce, from Théâtre du Soleil, Eduardo Okamoto and Bete Dorgam, Master puppeteers Natacha Belova and Tita Iacobelli, the grand tenor Benito Maresca, Maestro Bruno Rocella and Artur Luanda e André Curti from French-Brazilian Cie. Dos à Deux.
She dedicates 5 years to research the life and work of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and creates a tryptic with a human scale puppet of the painter, during an artistic Residency in Chile, in 2015. The quality of her artistic work earned her two scholarships from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) in 2017 to further her skills in Contemporary Puppet Theatre performance.
Her puppetry has been widely performed at home and worldwide.
In 2019, she creates ConCordis - the Heart, whose debut took place in Montreal, during the tour she made between France and Québec. In 2020, when the world’s borders were closed, her heART makes it possible for her to connect with people across distance and time, despite all the odds. She participates at Puppet Power 2020, where she presents online a conference in two versions (one in English and one in French) on the Lambe-Lambe miniature theater and 40 one-on-one sessions. She also participates at the 2020 Beijing International Puppet Theater Festival, Symposium IF Barcelona, Paideia International Theater Festival in São Paulo, she's invited to the World Puppet Festival in Bali and her adaptation on ConCordis to a stop motion film is awarded Outstanding Work of Art at the Chuncheon International Puppet Film Festival. Based on the images and testimonies collected at each session, she follows the process in the making of a poetic documentary.
Believing that Art has no limits, she continues sharing her creative process and her heart with people from across the planet, as a powerful tool for creating together a world with no borders. In 2021, Open Eye Theatre, from Minneapolis, USA, invites her to present ConCordis. The result is a booked season in January, followed by two sold-out workshops on Lambe-Lambe Theater.
Her next creation, InCantatorium, the place of Incantation, in on the way!