“And the blacks? Where are the black people?” Jean-Paul Sartre asked on a visit to Brazil in 1960. The question still resonates today and motivated UM FILME DE DANÇA, a pioneering documentary on the history of Brazilian dance. Filmed in four major Brazilian cities and in New York, this documentary shows the personal histories, philosophies and work of some of the most active black creators of dance in Brazil. It celebrates the perseverance of black dancers and choreographers of different generations and the black body’s dominion over its own dance.
New York: March 6 at NYU.