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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Emerging culture by media type -> Theatre 21 resources (Organized by Malcolm McNee. Translation © Else R P Vieira.)

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Opening performance of Return to the Earth, by "Vida em Arte" (Life in Art) Theater Group, Rondinha Settlement, Jóia, state of Rio Grande do Sul. 2000.

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November 2002

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Theater Group "Life in Art" (Vida em Arte)
Production by the Theater Group from the Rondinha Land Reform Settlement, in Jóia, Rio Grande do Sul. of a collectively authored text and performance. Incorporation of carnivalesque elements of popular theater (stilts, banners, and a musicalized narration) in the public presentation of the Group's first authored play, Return to the Earth.
Else R P Vieira

See also: The performative arts of the MST: The symbolic power of bodies in movement.

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