Curupira – O Espetáculo Antropológico


Curupira – O Espetáculo Antropológico


Curupira – O Espetáculo Antropológico (1995)
Text by Saulo Sabino
Performed by Tropa Mineira Teatro e Dança Belo Horizonte
Directed by Geraldo Vidigal (in memorian)
Voice: Rita Bertin
Piano: Wagner Sander
Bass: Fernando Souza
Drums: Eduardo Campos
Live recording at Escola de Música da UFMG – Belo Horizonte
Sound engineer: Dudu Martins (in memorian)

This Dance – Theater play tries to recount the Discovery of Brazil (XVI Century), from the point of view of the native Indians and the African slaves, and the domination of European settlers including their abomination of local traditions and folklore. “Curupira” is a mythological creature of Brazilian Folklore. This creature has red, fiery hair, and resembles a man or a dwarf, but its feet are turned backwards to create footprints that lead to its starting point, thus making hunters and travelers confused. Scored for female voice, electric bass, drums, piano and synths.

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