Leda Martins: Performance of Spiral Time

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Performance of Spiral Time

Biography

Leda Martins is Professor of Literature, Arts and Sciences at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. A major theorist of Afro-Brazilian religious performance, she has done extensive work on 'congados' and other forms of diasporic worship that participate in the transmission of Afro-Brazilian memory and identity. Her books include Afrografias da Memoria. In 2000, Leda Martins was a visiting scholar in Performance Studies at New York University.