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Climate Emergency Series Ending
The Corpo Quebrada and Ecopoetics of the Commons / O Corpo Quebrada e as Ecopoéticas dos Comuns
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The Corpo Quebrada and Ecopoetics of the Commons / O Corpo Quebrada e as Ecopoéticas dos Comuns

22 April 2022

Gabriel Augusto Liparini Queiroz sits down with Adilson Siqueira, Aneliza Rodrigues Prado, and Patrick Veniali da Silva to discuss their work at the Laboratory of Ecopoetics (ECOLAB) at the Federal University of São João del-Rei. They share their research on the concept of the corpo quebrada—literally the “bent body”—which responds to ecological crisis by embodying resilience and flexibility.

Four people kneeling around bowls of water.
Teatro Preto do Candomblé’: The Art of Eco-Reconnection
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Teatro Preto do Candomblé’: The Art of Eco-Reconnection

21 April 2022

Onisajé shares the creative process of Teatro Preto do Candomblé, which trains actors using the rituals and liturgy of Candomblé as a method of actor training. Through immersion in this African diasporic religion, Teatro Preto do Candomblé’s methods center reciprocal relationships with the environment and activate individuals’ connection to their Blackness.

A shirtless man holds up a book.
Learning from Sources: Performance and Climate Crisis in Four Brazilian Works
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Learning from Sources: Performance and Climate Crisis in Four Brazilian Works

20 April 2022

In Martin Domecq’s contribution to the Climate Emergency series, he puts four Brazillian performance art pieces in conversation to draw upon the poetic, political, and civic lessons they offer. These performances—which range from installations to solo and group performances—model possible paradigms that work against ecological crisis.

A welcome mat lying on the ground amongst bits of paper.
Eco-Performance: Brazil
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Eco-Performance: Brazil

19 April 2022

Elizabeth Doud introduces the Climate Emergency series, which looks to Brazilian artivism for reparative paths forward in the face of climate change.

headshot of gerald thomas in black and white.
SEGAL TALKS with Gerald Thomas (Brazil/US)
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SEGAL TALKS with Gerald Thomas (Brazil/US)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 16 June 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Gerald Thomas (Brazil/US) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

school of resistance conversation series graphic.
School of Resistance - Episode One: This Madness Has to Stop
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School of Resistance - Episode One: This Madness Has to Stop

Opening speech of Wiener Festwochen by Kay Sara. Followed by a debate with Tania Bruguera and Milo Rau, moderated by Lara Staal

Saturday 16 May 2020
Ghent, Belgium

NTGent presented School of Resistance - Episode One: This madness has to stop livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 16 May 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 17:00 BEST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Belgium, UTC+2).

Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos.
SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos
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SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Brazil

Thursday 14 May 2020
Brazil

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 May 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

The Role Theatre Can Play in the Emergence of “Places of Listening”
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The Role Theatre Can Play in the Emergence of “Places of Listening”

12 April 2018

Ana Dinger explores theatre as a “place of listening” through the work of Mónica Calle and Rui Catalão.

Female Voices from Brazil
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Female Voices from Brazil

Monday 6 November 2017
New York City, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented Female Voices from Brazil with Ana Maria Gonçalves, Cidinha da Silva, and Marcia Zanelatto livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 November 2017 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).

A Brazilian Coriolanus in the Age of CEO-Politician Heroes
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A Brazilian Coriolanus in the Age of CEO-Politician Heroes

10 October 2017

What is the significance of staging Coriolanus in Sao Paulo where the new mayor is a businessman who was the host of two seasons of the Brazilian version of TV show The Apprentice?

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

Rethinking Immersive Theatre
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Rethinking Immersive Theatre

Inside the Wild Heart of Clarice Lispector

5 January 2017

Jonathan Mandell reflects on what makes immersive theatre, through the lens of Inside the Wild Heart, Group .BR’s immersive show about the late Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

Toward a Sensory Theatre / Hacia un Teatro Sensorial
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Toward a Sensory Theatre / Hacia un Teatro Sensorial

10 September 2016

Beatriz Afonso Santos describes her process of exploring theatre and theatremaking techniques that involve all the senses. Read it in English and in Spanish!

Afro-Latin@ Theatre Series
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Afro-Latin@ Theatre Series

Actor and Activist Gustavo Melo Cerqueira

15 August 2016

In this installment, Jelisa Jay Robinson profiles Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, a Brazilian arts activist based in Austin, Texas.