YURI TAVARES

is a Brazilian photographer and filmmaker.​

His first professional work experience in the performing arts world was as assistant-producer and then producer in music and culture related institutions and projects such as EMESP, Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, São Paulo State Youth Orchestra, Guri Project, São Paulo Municipal Theater, among others.

 

After a five-year run working as a producer he moved into performing arts film and photography, having worked in several projects, among which the most significant were the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP).

Yuri is co-creator/director/producer of the web-series "Ao Vivo no Casarão", a series that registers live performances and interviews with independent musicians, utilizing the documentary form.

In 2016 he attended Accademia Teatro Alla Scala, in Milan, for a year of photography and video studies. In 2017 Yuri relocated to New York as part of the one-year Collaborative Studio program at the Brooklyn-based organization UnionDocs, where he co-directed, with visual artist Amanda Macchia, the experimental short documentary “Perpetual Care”.

 

He is currently based in Switzerland where he continues his work in performing arts and documentary.

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