Adelzira Madeira dos Santos
Adelzira Madeira sendo fotografada por Marcos Valério

Adelzira Madeira

Adelzira Madeira dos Santos is a retired professor of Physical Education and Coordinator of the Department of Folklore of the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Member of the Comisão Espíritossantense de Folclore.

In this area, she published books, promoted courses and workshops, and realized several festivals with college students. She wrote and directed the plays “São Mateus Colônia”, Raízes e Reminiscências”, among others. Her works have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and television documentaries about the shell craft in the state.


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