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Lectures for secondary students

A Morning with Lia Rodrigues

Shake up the world through art

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How can art be an instrument of social transformation? The well-known choreographer and dancer Lia Rodrigues has turned this question into one of the essential lines of her career as an artist.

Lia Rodrigues’ works never flee commitment to the world. From the ecological crisis to racism or gender violence, her contemporary dance creations are radically affected by their surroundings and are committed to transforming them. Both her internationally acclaimed company and her school of contemporary dance are located in the heart of the Maré favela, the biggest in Rio de Janeiro, with a population of 140,000 people living in conditions of extreme vulnerability and yet, at the same time, a very rich source of creativity and energy. Located here, Lia Rodrigues, working with the least privileged sectors of Brazilian society, sends out to the world her demand for guaranteeing and expanding to the maximum access to culture. Since 2004 her company, which has been creating educational and artistic activities for everyone, has offered training to young dancers from the favela and other parts of the country.

Somewhere between performance, the plastic arts, and dance, her choreographies have been awarded numerous prizes in both Brazil and abroad.

In this session for secondary school students, Lia Rodrigues will speak with the dancer, choreographer, and director of the Mercat de les Flors theatre, Àngels Margarit. From 25 March until 5 April, the Mercat de les Flors will devote an extensive programme/ to the Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, with the aims of showing the particular universe of a creator or group of creators and immersing participants in their work and stories.

Participants: Lia Rodrigues

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