Black Aurora: The Invisibility of Black Bodies in Performing Arts

    After having opened the 2020/2021 Season of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Aurora Negra, by Cleo Diára, Isabbel Zuaa and Nádia Yracema, returns to Sala Estúdio from 10 to 20 June.

    Created, artistically directed and interpreted by Cleo Diára, Isabiel Zuaa and Nádia Yracema, Aurora Negra was born from the realization of the invisibility to which black bodies are subject in the performing arts, being constantly denied access to the construction of their narratives. In this show, the singing begins in the voice of a woman who speaks: she speaks Creole, speaks Tchokwe, speaks Portuguese. On stage, three bodies, three women in the condition of foreigners also speak these three languages. Three women who seek the deepest and most original roots of their cultures, celebrating their legacy and designing a path where they assert themselves as protagonists of their stories.

    Aurora Negra was the winner of the second edition of the Bolsa Amélia Rey Colaço, a project promoted by the National Theater D. Maria II, Espaço do Tempo, in Montemor-o-Novo, Teatro Viriato, in Viseu, and Centro Cultural Vila Flor, in Guimarães, which is intended to support young artists and emerging companies.

    Location: D. Maria II National Theater;
    Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 4:30 pm;
    Price: 11 euros.

    @ Gerador

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