Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira (Paperback)

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Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira (Paperback)


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How capoeira became a national folk form

Winner of Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research, given by DSA, 2021

Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira
is the first in-depth study of the processes of legitimization and globalization of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian combat game practiced today throughout the world. Ana Paula H fling contextualizes the emergence of the two main styles of capoeira, angola and regional, within discourses of race and nation in mid-twentieth century Brazil. This history of capoeira's corporeality, on the page and on the stage, includes analysis of illustrated capoeira manuals and reveals the mutual influences between capoeira practitioners, tourism bureaucrats, intellectuals, artists, and directors of folkloric ensembles. Staging Brazil sheds light on the importance of capoeira in folkloric shows in the 1960s and 70s--both those that catered to tourists visiting Brazil and those that toured abroad and introduced capoeira to the world.

Product Details ISBN: 9780819578815
ISBN-10: 0819578819
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Pages: 280
Language: English