International Partnerships

The international cooperation partnerships sprang from the need to open the borders of studies on the artistic work and to evaluate and reflect on the teaching-learning process in Brazil and beyond our geographical territory.

Current partnerships with the following institutions:

Academic and scientific cooperation
• Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo – ESMAE/ Porto/Portugal
• Moscow Art Theatre School – MXT/ Moscow/ Russia
• Escuela Nacional Superior de Arte Dramático – ENSAD/ Lima/ Peru

Cultural cooperation
• Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London – CSM-UAL/ London/ UK
• New York Film Academy – NYFA/ New York/ USA
• Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM/ Mexico City/ Mexico

The Célia Helena Center for Arts and Education relies on international cooperation agreements, involving the Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena (ESCH) and the Teatro-Escola Célia Helena (TECH).

Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) – Stockholm University of Arts (SUA) – Stockholm, Sweden

The partnership with the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) and the Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena (ESCH) involves bilateral projects which are carried out, up to now, in Brazil.

We offer workshops  in São Paulo, in which our students have the opportunity to integrate artistic actions, directed by professors from Stockholm, in the line of research and acting called Performing Arts and Landscape. The project enjoys the support from the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM), in the Ibirapuera Park.

The projects proposed with SADA privilege the multidisciplinarity, environmental concerns and studies on landscape as a concept that considers people, social behavior, space, policies, trajectories and itineraries, in both urban and rural contexts.

Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
Stockholm University of Arts

New York Film Academy (NYFA) – New York, United States of America

The partnership with NYFA makes viable the participation of students from ESCH and TECH in auditions with teachers from NYFA, through which there is a possibility to apply for partial scholarships in short courses and a master’s degree in the fields of Musical Theater, Screen-Acting for Cinema, etc.

New York Film Academy

Central Saint Martins (CSM) – University of Arts London (UAL) – London, United Kingdom

The exchange partnership includes workshops and short courses at Central Saint Martins.

In Brazil, there are auditions with professors from Central Saint Martins that allow the students from ESCH to complement their education with the exchange experience at the institution, such as Summer School: London Theatre Experience, a program of 3 weeks of intense improvement in the fields of Performing Arts directed by professors from CSM.

There are 3 different workshop options:
– Screen-acting and microphone use (voiceover and dubbing);

– Musicality for actors;

– Comedy, improvisation and clowning.

Summer School: London Theatre Experience
Central Saint Martins
University of Arts London

Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (ESMAE) – Porto, Portugal

ESMAE has been a partner of ESCH since 2010. We receive professors from Portugal in our BA modules and postgraduate courses, we also align the collaboration with the institution through the development of projects with the support of the Erasmus+ Programs, along with SADA and other European and Latin American universities.

Moscow Art Theatre School (MXT) – Moscow, Russia

The partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre School (MXT) foresees the organization of cultural and artistic activities: events, seminars, courses and publications.

Through this cooperation agreement, ESCH became the only institution to represent the Russian institution in Brazil. Our students in Brazil have the opportunity to participate in intensive summer courses at the Stanislavsky Summer School, in Boston, United States, and winter courses at MXT, in Moscow.

Moscow Art Theatre School
Summer School, Boston
Winter Extension

Escuela Nacional Superior de Arte Dramático (ENSAD)
– Lima, Peru

ESCH is partnered with ENSAD, since this institution was responsible for organizing the GATS (Global Alliance of Theatre Schools) International Festival in August 2016, in Lima, Peru. Our students from TECH, directed by Elisa Ohtake, were invited to participate in the event, presenting a performance called No hay justicia en Roma, a free adaptation of the Shakespearean play Titus Andronicus, and discussing the creative process of staging the play. This event provided a debate, with the active contribution of students and teachers from several countries, on the pedagogical practices in the artistic ad academic scope.

Escuela Nacional Superior de Arte Dramático

Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) – Moscow, Russia

The partnership with GITIS involves the promotion of courses, seminars and workshops, with theoretical and practical consultancy regarding Russian theatre and the Stanislavsky System.

Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS)
Aliança Russa sobre GITIS