100 gestures: Dani Lima meets Flusser
"to think is a gesture that emerges from the body, not the head.” - Dani Lima, choreographer Dani Lima's work has inspired the methodology I'm currently developing to examine the work of contemporary choreographers working in Brazil and other places that are "far away, yet so close" to historical cultural centers such as Paris, Berlin, and NY. In my research I have combined the work of artists dealing with the cognitive aspects of movement and philosophical propositions by th
ALEJANDRO AHMED X WAGNER SCHWARTZ
I'm currently writing about Grupo Cena 11 Cia. de Dança's work and I stumbled into this poetic text by the choreographer & writer Wagner Schwartz, around About Expectations and Promisses (Sobre Expectativas e Promessas). "Yesterday I saw a transparent play about the universe of things. They had one body and two names. Between one and the other there were thousands of signs of coming and going, of departure and arrival etc. I had to leave a continent to write about them and wh
Capoeira angola demo at Morrison's Passo program
This past Friday, December 19, our capoeira angola study group in Portland visited the undocumented youth (14 - 17) at Morrison Child and family service. We taugh a movement & music class, closing the day with a small roda. We are now working on making it a regular tradition! [Link to Morrison]
TODAY: Live streaming of lecture "Candomblé: Body and Soul of a Little Africa in Brazil"
Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics presents: "Candomblé: Body and Soul of a Little Africa in Brazil," a lecture and book release by Zeca Ligiéro Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6–8 pm Click here to view the live video feed starting at 6pm (EST) A lecture* by scholar-practitioner Zeca Ligiéro that presents the dynamics of Candomblé, an African-Brazilian religion that has been a source of inspiration for artists and cultural resistance and struggle against religious in
interview about the documentary "Body Games" on BBC
Listen to the interview about JOGO DE CORPO/BODY GAMES on BBC Word Service AFRICA TODAY here (Just download the episode Monday 15 December 2014. The interview starts at 12:32 of the podcast after the round-up of News): http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/africa [link] watch a trailer of the movie here [click]
Capoeira Angola workshop this weekend
Capoeira Angola Workshop in Portland, OR with visiting Treinel Kosuke from Grupo Nzinga @ FICA PORTLAND. 10 am - Movement Workshop ($15) 12 noon - Regular Kids Class (with live music from the bateria!) 1 pm - Open Roda! All are welcome to come and play! Bring some fruit to share. Like on on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/314647682060030/
Performing Brazil: coming soon!!!!
Publishing date January 2015 Performing Brazil Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts Edited by Severino J. Albuquerque and Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez From carnival and capoeira to gender acts and political protest A field-shaping anthology by top cultural critics and practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines and art forms, Performing Brazil is the first book to bring together studies of the many and varied manifestations of Brazilian performance in