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Luiz de Abreu

O Samba do Crioulo Doido // Panorama Festival

Luiz de Abreu uses dance as a way of deconstructing racialised identities. Playing with stereotypes linked to the performance of the black body, notably in the context of the carnival, the piece mocks racist clichés and offers a humorous criticism of relationships of domination. Revived by Calixto Neto, this “crazy samba” liberates and emancipates the body and the individual.