Thais Torrens Fernandes

Student NameThais Torrens Fernandes
Faculty Mentor NameAugusto Soledade
CollegeCollege of the Arts: School of Theatre and Dance
MajorBFA Dance & BA Digital Arts and Sciences
Research InterestsDigital media uses in performance
Dance digital animation
Projection design in live performance
Traditional Brazilian themes
Contemporary Brazilians dance
Academic AwardsUniversity Scholars Program 2020
Friends of Theatre and Dance Scholarship 2019-20
Fine Arts Scholarship: Dance 2018-2019 (Santa Fe College)
OrganizationsDance in a Suitcase(DIAS)
Hobbies and InterestsDrawing, photography and other forms of art-making. I also am interested in political theory studies.

Research Project

Brazilian Identity in Contemporary Dance: Exploration Through Digital Art?

Development of choreographic work based on the traditional Brazilian story of Maria Bonita and the drought of 1915. The choreography will be utilized as a reference to develop a 2D animation sequence in which reality and myth will become one with each other. With transposing live movement to animation I will be able to further the potential of the dancers and use digital media to bend reality while unconventionally communicating Brazilian traditional themes and narratives. By introducing animation the storytelling aspect of the work can be heightened.