Leonardo Paixão is an actor, voice actor and singer. Graduated by UFF (Federal Fluminense University) - Rio de Janeiro, in 2003, specialized in Business Intelligence with Coaching focus by PUC RJ. He has been developing works as an actor, singer and theater teacher. Lives and act in Rio de Janeiro since 2014, with more 10 years of experience as an artist in many cities of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and São Paulo) and in Australia (Sidney and Melbourne). Worked with Eduardo Milewicx (Spain), Donnie Matter (EUA), Thiago Félix (NYC), ), Zé Adão Barbosa, Sérgio Módena, Gustavo Gasparani, Delson Antunes, Ana Kfouri, Joana Lebreiro, Estela Albani, Jezebel de Carli, Silvero Pereira and others.
As an actor, his works in the theater stand out: Maria Goreth (2010) and “Jogando Limpo” (2011) directed by Nilton Filho. “FIO" (2012) directed by Hyro Mattos. “Side Effects by the lack and / or excess” (2013) and the performance “Synchronary one day out of time” (2013, Funproarte) directed by João Pedro Madureira. “Melodrama” (2015) directed by Luis Felipe Perinei and “Cemetery of Delights” (2016/2017) directed by Delson Antunes. In the movies, “Proof of Love”, directed by Eduardo Gervitz.
On TV, “Sweet Mother” series directed by Jorge Furtado.
As a singer, he participated in Carnival in Sydney (2009 C 2010) and Sydney Film Festival under the musical direction of André Vicente de Souza. As an artistic producer, the main works are Carnival in Sydney (2009-2010), “If I were me” (2015) direction Delson Antunes, “El Panico” (2015/2016) direction Ivan Sugahara, “Senses of Melodrama” at the João Caetano Theater (2016), “The era of Communication???” (2016) directed by Delson Antunes.
“The “SLIM BODY”
The “Slim Body” seeks to bring to the stage the theme of obesity and its aspects through a performativity process. Through a scenic monologue allied to the own musical compositions created especially for the show, the issues studied and addressed in the play will focus on obesity as a genetic pathology, eating disorder, and its aesthetic and social repercussions.
It is a project derived from the personal, professional and artistic life experience of the author actor as a dramaturgic inspiration, but also with a great focus on a wide field research, addressing stories and experiences of diverse people, bodies, genres, races and sexualities.
Through these multiple narratives, the project calls into question the subject of the body itself (as being and as movement) merging with the autobiographical bias of the author actor, who struggles with obesity for years, and searches through the analysis the process of self-knowledge.
The dramaturgy is, therefore, constructed putting the performance and the body as protagonists of this scenic conception, tracing a dramaturgic thought of body, the research of the performance actor and the other experiences and narratives. The awakening of the written word must be felt by the author not only in a psychic way, but truly vertiginous, engaging, visceral.