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Alt Title(s): Street people
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2001.
Synopsis: Zé Pelintra is both a 'malandro' and an entity from Umbanda. Dona Docelina is a street vendor. In this play, both of them talk about their life and their choices.Zeca Ligiéro is currently Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State and the curator of Augusto Boal Archive. He coordinates since 1998 the Center for the Study of Afro-Amerindian Performances-NEPAA, which is d...
Alt Title(s): Acriando
Location: Recorded in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil, in 2011.
Synopsis: Muiraquitã is a lucky amulet, a frog, representing knowledge and fertility in the Amerindian world. It names this project of artistic investigation on the Afro-Amerindian traditions by artist and researcher Zeca Ligiéro. The Muiraquitã II project was awarded the Residência Artística 2010 grant by FUNARTE/MINC. It documents the cultural life surrounding the forests of Acre and its conflicts.Zeca L...
Alt Title(s): Cena e as tradições Afro-Ameríndias
Location: Filmed in Soure, Pará, Brasil in 2009.
Synopsis: Muiraquitã is a lucky amulet, a frog, representing knowledge and fertility in the Amerindian world. It names this project of artistic investigation on the Afro-Amerindian traditions by artist and researcher Zeca Ligiéro. The Muiraquitã project was awarded the Residência Artística 2009 grant by FUNARTE/MINC for the Ponto de Cultura Reconquering Culture, Art and Citizenship of Marajó. The city of S...
Alt Title(s): Black Clown: the story of Benjamin de Oliveira
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2009.
Synopsis: This play tells the story of the first Brazilian black clown, starting with his childhood during the period of slavery in Brazil, through his running away with the circus. There he trained as a juggler, rope-walker, and acrobat, and became a famous clown. Benjamin brought theater to the circus, and was thus one of the precursors of the Circus-Theater, staging classic works such as José de Alencar...
Alt Title(s): Story of Doña Mariana, Turkish Princess, Cabocla Healer, and Singing Macaw: A Radio Soap Opera in Short and Long Wave
Location: Performed in São Paulo, Brazil on January 17, 2013.
Synopsis: Zeca Ligiéro is Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Since 1998, he coordinates the Center for the Study of Afro-Amerindian Performances–NEPAA. He has published Corpo a corpo: estudos das performance brasileiras (2011), Performance Afro-Ameríndia (2007); Carmen Miranda: uma performance afro-brasileira (2006), and Malandro divino: a vida e a lenda de Zé Peli...
Alt Title(s): Zeca Ligiéro
Location: Filmed in San José, Costa Rica, on May 29, 2011.
Synopsis: Interview with Zeca Ligiéro, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of aca...
Alt Title(s): Neglect
Location: Performed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2005.
Synopsis: The theatrical production of Desabrigo stems from the principle that the novel by Antônio Fraga is an insight on the fast transformation the former Capital of the Nation went through. It focuses particularly on the samba environment from the perspectives of two 'malandros' - Desabrigo and Cobrinha - and on the characters that surround their fight for the street territory and for the love of the p...
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1993; Screened in the Festival de Cinema Negro, Rio de Janeiro, 2009.
Synopsis: This documentary shows a unique style of tap dancing, influenced by slave house traditions, European immigration, and African dances - such as the jongo - that were incorporated into Brazilian culture. This very urban carioca tap dancing is the synthesis of Brazilian tap dancing: the slyness of finding the rhythm and creating sound with the feet.Zeca Ligiéro is currently Associate Professor at th...
Alt Title(s): Interactive altar
Location: Filmed in New York City and Rio de Janeiro as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Zé Pelintra is a multicultural ambivalent figure worshiped in the Umbanda religion as both a street-life spirit and a wise old black ancestor. He is a master who can be simultaneously a trickster and a healer. Zé Pelintra uses the lure of earthly pleasures as a means to attract practitioners to his wise teachings and therapeutic goals. This video was created for the Hemispheric Institute Encuentr...
Alt Title(s): Performances of spiral time
Location: Performed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Leda Martin's keynote address, 'Performances of Spiral Time', presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Africa prints her marks, traces and styles on the American territories, inscribing herself on the palimpsests that...
Location: Opening remarks given in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 7, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its first Encuentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-15, 2000. Participants included artists, scholars, graduate students, and activists. This eclectic and culturally diverse group, from countries throughout the Americas, captured the spirit of Encuentros: to provide a forum that encourages an interdisciplinary exploration of the relatio...