Dance, civil-military dictatorship and dance policies in ‘Quebradas do Mundaréu’ and ‘Kuarup ...’ by Ballet Stagium

Rafael Guarato About the author


This article is dedicated to demonstrating that the historiography of dance in Brazil, framing and explaining the works of Ballet Stagium from the social context and subsidized by a dichotomous episteme, culminated in the abandonment of specific dance policies. The objective of the text is to analyze specific political tactics in artistic dance, employed by the company during the 1970s. Therefore, the investigation is dedicated to the works Quebradas do mundaréu and Kuarup ..., in order to restore to them their potential for politicized performance in the context in which they were produced, without being succumbed to the government policy, drawing on historical sources and guided by theories and debates existing in the field of dance studies, cultural studies and political philosophy.

Dance; Politics; Civil-military dictatorship; Ballet Stagium; Choreography

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