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Companhia Urbana de Dança BR

NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK

Choreography: Sonia Destri Lie

Sonia Destrie Lie’s performance NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK deals with racial discrimination and inequality in Brazil. In the production, eight performers investigate the multiple meanings of the word "Nêgo", which can be used as a derogatory term, but also in an affectionate way. Originally, a derivative of the Portuguese word for black, "negro", it refers to the country’s afro-brazilian population whose identity has been profoundly shaped by African culture and life in the disadvantaged suburbs of Brazil’s megacities. A fusion of street dance and contemporary dance, the work recounts the performers’ personal encounters with racism and succeeds to catch the spirit of the country’s social movement that strives to change Brazil’s future for the better.

Artistic Crew:
DANCERS Tiago Sousa, Andre Feijao, Jessica Nascimento, Johnny Britto, Miguel Fernandez, Rafael Balbino, Julio Rocha | CHOREOGRAPHY Sonia Destri Lie and Dancers | DANCING DESIGNER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Sonia Destri Lie | ORIGINAL SCORE Rodrigo Marçal | LIGHT Renato Machado

Funders and Supporters:
Centro Coreografico da Cidade do Rio de Janereiro

NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Christopher Duggan
NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Christopher Duggan
NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Christopher Duggan
NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Christopher Duggan
NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Christopher Duggan
NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK
(c) Renato Mangolin