Performing Brazil: Essays On Culture, Identity, And The Performing Arts by Severino J. AlbuquerquePerforming Brazil: Essays On Culture, Identity, And The Performing Arts by Severino J. Albuquerque

Performing Brazil: Essays On Culture, Identity, And The Performing Arts

EditorSeverino J. Albuquerque, Kathryn Bishop-sanchez

Paperback | January 19, 2015

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A field-shaping anthology by top cultural critics and practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines and art forms, Performing Brazil is the first book to bring together studies of the many and varied manifestations of Brazilian performance in and beyond their country of origin. Arguing that diverse forms of performance are best understood when presented in tandem, it offers new takes on better-known forms, such as carnival and capoeira, as well as those studied less often, including gender acts, curatorial practice, political protest, and the performance of Brazil in the United States.
            The contributors to the volume are Maria José Somerlate Barbosa, Eric A. Galm, Annie McNeill Gibson, Ana Paula Höfling, Benjamin Legg, Bryan McCann, Simone Osthoff, Fernando de Sousa Rocha, Cristina F. Rosa, Alessandra Santos, and Lidia Santos.
Severino J. Albuquerque is a professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His books include Violent Acts: A Study of Contemporary Latin American Theatre and Tentative Transgressions: Homosexuality, AIDS, and the Theater in Brazil. Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez is a professor of Portuguese and gender an...
Title:Performing Brazil: Essays On Culture, Identity, And The Performing ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299300641

ISBN - 13:9780299300647


Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Performing Brazil?
            Severino J. Albuquerque and Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez             
1 On the (Im)Possibility of Performing Brazil
            Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez                     
2 Biting the Meat, Spitting It Out: Twenty-First-Century Cannibalism
            Fernando de Sousa Rocha                    
3 Performing Brazilianness through Dance: The Case of Grupo Corpo
            Cristina F. Rosa                       
4 Staging Capoeira, Samba, Maculelê, and Candomblé: Viva Bahia's Choreographies of Afro-Brazilian Folklore for the Global Stage
            Ana Paula Höfling                   
5 Global Identities of Capoeira and the Berimbau: Keeping It Brazilian Overseas
            Eric Galm                    
6 Performing Cultural Visibility: Brazilian Immigrants, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans
            Annie Gibson              
7 Maurício Einhorn: Musical Crossings
            Bryan McCann            
8 Playing with Realism(s): Narrating the Morro through Performance and the Visual Arts
            Lidia Santos                
9 The Bicultural Sex Symbol: Sônia Braga in Brazilian and North American Popular Culture
            Benjamin Legg            
10 Body Language and Embodied Spaces: Performing the Public and the Private in Arnaldo Antunes's Nome
            Alessandra Santos                    
11 Post-Periphery Performances: Reclaiming Artistic Legacies, Histories, and Archives
            Simone Osthoff                       
12 Performative Devices in Clarice Lispector's Texts
            Maria José Somerlate Barbosa             

Editorial Reviews

“Highly recommended for anyone who researches Brazil due to its precise information, content, illustrations of dance groups, historical context, pictures of visual and performing arts, and literary examples.”—Hispania