“Ballet has functioned as a benchmark of colonial power.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this lecture from Volume Two, ‘Theatre in a Neoliberal Age’, Cristina Rosa, Senior Lecturer of Dance at Roehampton University, demonstrates how neoliberalism has impacted the production and dissemination of contemporary dance in Brazil. She details how Eurocentric movements have been celebrated and commercialised as the foundation of theatrical dance during the development of Brazil’s economy, and exemplifies the differences between Eurocentric and Afrocentric qualities of movement.
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