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O teatro negro Brasileiro 1944-2014

Abstract : The Brazilian Black theatre 1955-2014, highlights the different artistic and aesthetic forms of black theatre in Brazil from its foundation in 1944 until today. This theatre is an activist and artistic answer of members of the Afro-Brazilian ethnic group to a subject taboo until today in Brazil: racial discrimination emanating from all Brazilian society towards Afro-Brazilian populations. Since 2001, the Brazilian federal government, however, highlights the affirmative action policies for black people and begins to admit the existence of racism. In parallel black theatre experienced a revival, and revealed both in terms of dramaturgy and aesthetically on stage, the new aspirations of Afro-Brazilian populations. The book, points out the work of Brazilian pioneers in this field of politically committed art and stresses the artistic and political current choices of this identity claim theatre. Between epic theatre, documentary theatre, Butoh theatre, storytelling, the sources of this political theatre are many. The book is based on interviews of more than 150 people which include the pioneers of black theatre as the actors and directors of today. It articulates both past and present theatrical forms and very different Brazilian geographic areas such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Salvador. The work reflects a questioning about negritude and its heirs and focus more broadly on the political commitment of African artists and African diaspora within contemporary theatre.
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Submitted on : Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:43:07 AM
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Christine Douxami. O teatro negro Brasileiro 1944-2014. Confraria dos Ventos, 310 p., 2017, Victor Paes. ⟨halshs-01508969⟩



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