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Modernity and Nationalism in Solo Dance in Brazil: The Bailado of Eros Volúsia and the Performance of Luiz de Abreu

Sandra Meyer

in On Stage Alone

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040257
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043869 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0007
Modernity and Nationalism in Solo Dance in Brazil: The Bailado of Eros Volúsia and the Performance of Luiz de Abreu

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Eros Volúsia's goal was to construct a national dance, a bailado based in samba and achieving a miscegenation of European, black, and indigenous mestizo cultural elements with echoes of the nationalist political ideology in the 1930s and 1940s, the Estado Novo. In the late 1990s, a new iconoclast, Luiz de Abreu, has revealed a different artistic and sociopolitical vision of how to make dance in and about Brazil.

Keywords: Eros Volúsia; bailado; samba; blacks; mestizos; Estado Novo; Luiz de Abreu; Brazil

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Subjects: Dance

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