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Theatre and the reinvention of the divided city

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The city of Rio de Janeiro, stage for the 2014 World Football Cup Final and the 2016 Olympic Games, is a city that, like many others in the world’s urban centres, lays bare the deformities and contradictions of the globalized capitalist world. This article considers the situation of Rio de Janeiro as both the host to mega-sports events and a territory of struggle for equality of rights in the city. In recent years, theatrical productions by groups from popular communities, or from the periphery, have been gaining space in the cultural programming of the cultural centres. This reveals aspects of new social networks now forming in the city. Taking as its main source experiences from the extension programme Teatro em Comunidades, the article deals with the potential of art to remake the city, opening up paths of circulation for artistic productions and citizens throughout all of its environments.
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Keywords: Brazil; applied theatre; city; extension programme; globalization; theatre and society

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication date: July 1, 2016

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