Creative Team

Zikzira Physical Theatre was founded by Fernanda Lippi and Andre Semenza in 1999.

Fernanda Lippi

Award-winning Brazil-born choreographer Fernanda Lippi, founder of Zikzira Physical Theatre, has produced critically acclaimed work for film, stage and site-specific venues. Fernanda was awarded full scholarship and graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. As a solo artist, she performed ‘Canvas’ at the Tate Modern. Since 2001, Fernanda has choreographed all the company’s live productions, short and feature films, which have been shown at The Riverside Studios, The Barbican London, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Sesc São Paulo, amongst others. Fernanda curates the Zikzira Action Space, the first Brazilian organization to officially host the Grotowski Institute.

Andre Semenza
Artistic Director

Director of Zikzira’s sister company Maverick Motion Ltd, film maker Andre Semenza studied at the London International Film School and the London Drama Studio and subsequently worked in various capacities in physical theatre, opera and cinema. His critically acclaimed films have been exhibited at numerous international film festivals. Andre has directed and produced all of Zikzira’s live performances and films. With Fernanda Lippi, he curates the Zikzira Action Space.


How do I join Zikzira?
The company periodically holds auditions.
You can also submit your CV with a link of you performing (or send us a DVD). A minimum of three years professional experience required.

I would like to participate in a workshop.
Please check the zikzira actionspace website.

I would like to hire the zikzira action space studio in Brazil. In principal, the action space is not available for rental. However, some exceptions may be considered, such as photography shoots, festivals and other cultural events.

I would like to exhibit 'As Cinzas de Deus' ('Ashes of God')
The film is available on 35mm, Dolby Digital. Other formats can be discussed.

I would like to purchase a DVD of 'As Cinzas de Deus' ('Ashes of God')
The DVD, which contains the documentary "The Merging of Dance and Cinema: The Process" and other material will be available soon. Watch this space.

Contact Zikzira

Tel: +44 (0) 795017 4896

Rua Laplace, 18A - Santa Lúcia
CEP: 30.360-390 - Belo Horizonte - MG
Tel: +55 31 3047 6330