About Nina Vogel (Lambe Lambe Theatre Artist Caregiver Masterclass Facilitator):
Nina Vogel is an award winning Brazilian multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer, singer, actress and director. Her approach to puppetry and art has a strong spiritual influence inherited from both her indigenous Guarani and Tikuna ancestry. Her work has been performed all over the world. In 2021 she was awarded the Lisa Simon Scholarship, presented to a female director whose work is currently growing in the field of puppet arts. She was also awarded the Founders Award Scholarship by the O’Neill Theatre Centre in the USA. Her Lambe-Lambe creation, ConCordis – the Heart, premiered in Montréal in 2019 on a tour through Québec and France. In 2020 she delivered more than 100 virtual performances of ConCordis worldwide. That same year she received an Outstanding Work Award at the 2020 Chuncheon International Puppet Film Festival, for her adaptation of ConCordis – the Heart into a stop motion film. Nina dedicated five years researching the life and work of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, creating a human scale puppet of the painter. In 2017 she was awarded two major scholarships by the government of Québec and the École Supérieure des Arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), to further her skills in Contemporary Puppet Theatre performance. Nina is a member of UNIMA International and was elected Independent Counsellor, representing UNIMA 3 Americas at the last UNIMA’s World Congress. She has also been invited to join the Professional Training Commission of the internationally renowned organisation. Nina will be performing her new orchestral puppet theatre piece, an original interpretation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in Toronto as part of the RUTAS International Festival of Performance and in St. Catherines at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in October 2022.