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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 - 9 PM

In “O Samba do Crioulo Doido”, Calixto Neto deconstructs representations of the black body in Brazilian culture and associations to eroticism and exoticism.

A response to the urgent need to address the question of decolonialisation, the legacy of slavery and the relationships of domination it induces, the solo O Samba do Crioulo Doido, 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.


New York, NY: October 13, 6:30 – 8:30pm @ New York University – Jack Crystal Theater at Tisch School of the Arts
The performance will be followed by a film screening and a discussion with Calixto Neto, Luiz de Abreu and André Lepecki,  as part of DANCE ASSEMBLY: A Conversation Series

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