Dança da conquista (1990)

Dança da Conquista brings to the stage the largest genocide in the history of humanity: the Conquest of the Americas by Colonial Europe, a genocide to which the colonized countries are inheritors, witnesses, and judges. The staging follows the rhythm and the form of a performative ritual, a dance in which the defeated invoke images of their own version of history. The play is a collage of texts from the Bible, poetry, and historical documents, invoking its expressive force in the successive symbolic shocks of mythological universes that constituted Latin America. The recourse to the mythical world explores communication through a symbolic vein, questioning the domination of the European cultural inheritance over the indigenous and African roots.

Additional Info

  • Title: Dança da conquista
  • Alternate Title: Dance of the Conquest
  • Holdings: photo gallery
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 1990
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Adir Kettenhuber, Adriano Marinho, Arlete Cunha, José Carlos Carvalho, Kike Barbosa, Paulina Nólibos, Sandra Possani, Sérgio Etchichury, and Túlio Quevedo Carlos Moreira, Clélio Cardoso, Daniele Fagundes, Flávio Kaktus, Marcos Castilhos, Paulo Flores, and Vladimir Moreira
  • Credits: Text fragments by Antônio Caldasso, Deuteronomy, Fernão Carrilho, Isaías, Nikos Kazantzakis, Sahagun, and William Blake; Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, direction, costumes and props
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