Dende Collective

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Dende (den-dê) n. in Portuguese is the name of the bright orange palm oil used to enrich certain dishes, mainly used in the northeast region of Brazil.

London based theatre company Dende Collective was created in 1999 and most of our work to date has had a strong Brazilian flavour to it, and like the dishes cooked with the Dende oil, Dende Collective’s shows are a savoury feast, often with an international feel to them, bringing together a rich mixture of styles and visual elements.

Dende shows bring to the stage the exciting cultural mixture that makes London one of the most vibrant cities in the planet, attracting to the theatre a wide range of diverse audiences.

In 2003, we became an associate theatre company of the Oval House Theatre and our work featured in the Arts Council Decibel booklet ‘Promoting Diversity’.

Connected mandy members:

Verana Meneses
2008, Macunaima, Performer and Dramaturgical Researcher
The Lyric
2008, Macunaima, Tarsila do Amaral
Lyric Hammersmith
Tahira Dar
2008, Kwaidan, Performer
Contact Theatre
Ben Watson
2008, C-Attack, Performer
Emily Moitoi-Sturman
Stage Manager
2008, C-Attack, Design Assistant
Out There Festival Great Yarmouth
2007, Agreste (Drylands), Storyteller
Lyric Hammersmith
2006, Kwaidan - Japanese ghost stories, Various
Oval House Theatre
2006, Kwaidan, various characters
Oval House
2006, Dona Flor and her 2 husbands, Dona Rozilda/Dona Norma
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
2006, Club Piranha, Ines
Contact Theatre
2005, OneFourSeven, various
UK tour
2005, Onefourseven, Angelo
Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Oval House London
2005, Agreste, The Woman
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
2004, The Piranha Lounge, Petunia
Lyric Hammersmith
2003, The Piranha Lounge, Delilah
Lyric, Hammersmith
2003, Piranha Lounge, Zacarias
2003, 147, Pippa/ensemble
Oval House Theatre
2002, The Piranha Lounge, Petunia
Oval House Theatre

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