Leda Martins (2010-2011) Poet, Playwright, and Author


Leda Martins is a poet and playwright. She is a professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, where she teaches courses on theatre, drama and performance, and comparative literature. Besides her essays on Brazilian theatre and drama, in the last years she has focused her research on the relationship between performance and memory, particularly in the realm of Afro-Brazilian ritual performances, mainly on the Congados ceremonies, in order to develop her conception of Spiral Time as one of the most important re-creations of African knowledge, philosophy, and world view in the Americas, particularly in Brazil.