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O Samba — An Evening of dance, queerness, blackness and afterlifes with Luiz de Abreu and Calixto Neto


Calixto Neto (c) Marc Domage

October 13, 2023 I 6:30 - 8:30 PM


In O Samba do Crioulo Doido, Luiz de Abreu deconstructs representations of the black body in Brazilian culture and associations to eroticism and exoticism.

The performance, danced by Calixto Neto, will be followed by a film screening and a discussion with Luiz de Abreu, Calixto Neto, Aimee Cox, and André Lepecki,  as part of DANCE ASSEMBLY: A Conversation Series

The solo O Samba do Crioulo Doido, a response to the urgent need addresses the question of decolonialisation, the legacy of slavery and the relationships of domination it induces. The solo, devised and danced by Luiz de Abreu before being passed on to Calixto Neto, deconstructs the representations of the black body in Brazilian culture by bringing about a shift from a body-object to a body-subject.

This event is a collaboration between Villa Albertine as part of the Albertine Dance Season, the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts,  the Department of Dance, and the Center for Disability Studies at New York University. Generously supported by Villa Albertine and the Dean’s Office at Tisch School of the Arts.


New York, NY: October 13, 6:30 – 8:30pm @ New York University – Jack Crystal Theater at Tisch School of the Arts

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