Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Tempo e Imagem: a memória do porvir nos ritos dos Congados e do Povo Maxakali

February 23rd, 2010
2:00 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100 Jones Hall
Tulane University

A talk by Leda Maria Martins of the Federal University of Minas Gerais / NYU

The talk will address the experience of time and the act of graphically performing images in the Afro-Brazilian dramatic dance Congado as well as in rituals of the Maxacali people. It will be conducted in Portuguese, with bilingual discussion to follow.

Dr. Martins is the author of A cena em sombras (1995) and Afrografias da memória: O Reinado do Rosário no Jatobá (1997), among other books on theater, performance, and Afro-Brazilian culture. She was the guest editor of a special issue of Callaloo on Afro-Brazilian literature and a visiting scholar at NYU in the Fall of 2009.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Scholars, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, contact Idelber Avelar.