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Staging Brazil : Choreographies of Capoeira

By: Hofling, Ana Paula

0819578819 / 9780819578815
Paperback / softback
Published 01/05/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 280 pages
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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 Hoefling 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.


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