Vanessa Dias

Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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About Me


In this life,you can learn three things from a child: be always cheerful, never idle and cry hard for what you want. - A free translation of a poem by Paulo Leminski


I am a young theater actress.Since childhood I was considered shy , that was the reason for my aunt put me in a theater course , with the intention of improving my capable "to be sociable" . But early on I realized that it would not become someone totally different than I was , I would not be someone talkative, effusive , expansive , or something like that. Being communicative in our society is something considered ideal. There are cultural differences between shyness and introversion Certain . Collectivist cultures trend to the well shy as a sign of self -control and better acceptance of the ideas of society . Have introverts , Those who "choose " to live in seclusion , go against the principles of society , threatening its harmony and the such are viewed negatively . Individualistic cultures to the opposite trend , seeing the social shame and failure as a preference for autonomy 's something positive . If you are malevolent the shy is because he was born in the wrong place ( so say I do not let society define who you are , since each society tells you about a different thing ) .

I consider myself a little shy sometimes , but somewhat more introverted than shy. Actually, I don´t have problems about it. I´m just a girl that likes to have fun in this earth.I love my work and i would love if it was rewarded financially...
I like going to concerts rockabilly, jazz,to dance lindy hop,to play accordeon, duduk, bodhran and discover others instruments, to cut hair, to cook with friends,to be fall in love,quick conversations in the subway, to paint, to run, to stop and only see the things.
Right now I'm trying to see the positive and simple side of life, but without forgetting the unequal reality.


Living one day after another and try to stop to live all days at once.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting and meeting


I had a couchsurfing page with my ex-husband, and we hosted some people in our home. So, I´m not new here. Despite of that, i stayed in only one home by couch surfing until now, but i would love to do this more times as soon as possible. I met some people too to talk and teach portuguese.


Culture, people,Art, Anyway, all things can be interesting, it will depends of the point of view.
But, i like so much to travel to unknown places, to know others differents cultures. You can discover others ways of life with diferents people.

Music, Movies, and Books

I like some directors: Kurosawa, Emir Kusturica, Truffaut, Kieslovski, Almodovar,Tony gatlif, Herzog, Tarkovski,Jafar Panahi, Bergman, Buñ on...

Music: Smiths, bowie, joy division, Pansori music,Manuel Agujetas, caetano veloso, chico buarque, Rodrigo Amarante, Little Joy, Gal, Betânia, Goran Bregovic, La Marelu, Kocani Orkestar, gypsy music from Rajasthan, India, Eastern europe, all gypsy music, the who, Mutantes, Arnaldo Baptista, Pedro Sorongo, Bjork, Meredith Monk, on...

Books: Garcia Marques, Lorca, Beckett, Neruda, Genet, Ferreira Gular, Leminski, Chico Buarque again, Drummond, Millor Fernandes, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Marcelino Freire, Manuel Bandeira, Manuel de Barros, Guimarães Rosa, Newtom Moreno, Antonin Artaud...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One that i remember was in Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in august 2013.
I worked at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in this year with the CIA Amok Theater to which I belong. We played a piece called Kabul that talks about the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and we had a good number of Chinese public. This was something that struck us...A brazilian theater company talks about afghanistan to chinese public in Scotland...
Art can reveal the universality of human beings in a very intense and concrete way.

Teach, Learn, Share

Many people can be good and generous, and you can believe in a strange people.
I need to discover what people in all world has in common with me, or not, what i can do in the world without much money...We can´t be slaves of money. Many times we are victms of the captalism systm.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom

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