NEPAC is coordinated by Prof. Angela Leite Lopes. In 2010, NEPAC and its line of research called Interdisciplinary Poetics Research won its bid for funding from MEC/CAPES 29/2010 – PRODOC, with the interdisciplinary project ‘A presença do corpo como elemento aglutinador de interseção e diálogo entre artes visuais e artes cênicas’ (‘The body’s presence as the glutinous element of intersection and dialogue between the visual and performing arts’), including a new doctors’ scholarship and resources to install the CORPO Laboratory directed by Giselle Ruiz (PRODOC/New Doctor scholarship) and under the supervision of Prof. Angela Leite Lopes, the project coordinator, whose intention it is to develop Body and Movement ateliers that offer research aimed at creating meanings through movement, through experiments based on body awareness, and accompanied by reflections on this practice with a solid theoretical framework. The first occurrence of NEPAC was in October 2001, at the FCC/UFRJ, in collaboration with UNI-RIO university’s Acting Centre: “Acting in question,” a seminar that brought together researchers in Performing Arts, actors and theatre directors. From 1999 to 2005, under the leadership of Prof. Angela Leite Lopes, NEPAC was home to “LEPE – Performing Arts Meeting” an annual gathering of performing arts professionals at EBA/UFRJ; – an exercise in the staging of: “Le Monologue démultiplié – You who live in time” based on the text of Valère Novarina, translated by Prof. Angela Leite Lopes and directed by Prof Claude Buchvald from Paris VIII University, bringing together teachers and students of EBA and ECO at UFRJ, and the Theatre School of Uni-Rio university, which was part of the “Novarina on stage,” festival in July/August 2009, at the Glauce Rocha Theatre and SESC, as part of the official programme for the Year of France in Brazil. This show had the support of Funarte and the Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), under an agreement between the Banco do Brasil and UFRJ for holding events. A research project is underway called “A study of figurative systems – the scenery and the costumes in Roque Santeiro”, supported by the Globo TV network and FAPERJ; – The Theatre Production Centre, under the coordination of Prof. Antonio Guedes, has been staging plays by Plinio Marcos (2008) with EBA and ECO/UFRJ students, as well as “The Serpent” by Nelson Rodrigues (2009 – winner of the best scenery award at the University Theatre Festival of Blumenau), and Büchner texts (2010). The Centre has been supported by the Banco do Brasil/UFRJ. NEPAC is currently home to the CORPO Laboratory, funded by MEC/CAPES 29/2010 – PRODOC.