Isto é um Negro? (This is a Black?)

Theatre

  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 19:15
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Group: EQuemÉGosta?
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Nudity, More information Portugese with English Subtitles
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A study on what it means to be Black in Brazil. Specifically, it investigates what is to be a black artist in Brazil today. Questions and attempted answers permeated the construction of this performance essay. How can we discuss racial issues based on unique experiences? How can we turn theory into scene? From readings of works by Fred Moten, Achille Mbembe, bell hooks, Grada Kilomba, Frantz Fanon, Sueli Carneiro, Mano Brown and Aimé Césaire, amongst others, we explore these questions and attempt to place and displace racism in its roots.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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franck banag 26 days ago

"who is black?". My surprise to realise I never asked myself that question. The show is an attempt to make us think about the question and those possible answers. They successfully led me in acknowledging there is more to be said on the "This is a black?" status than the colour of your skin. I wish I have discovered the show sooner than the last day of the fringe, so I could have recommended it to friends and family.

Ray 35 days ago

I loved this show. It was so emotionally intimate. I’ve never seen anything like it! See this show!

Dalre 36 days ago

Best show I have seen in the fringe, I loved the set design and the performance was amazing,

Keva St. Fort 45 days ago

This was the best show I've seen thus far! If you're someone who is easily offended and doesn't want to be challenged then it's not for you. This is how we teach about disenfranchisement. Raw and in your face. Brilliant. Palpable performance. All the stars because 5 is not enough. Bring this to stages across the world. No more bs racial sensitivity and inclusion seminars. Best of the Fringe.


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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

An intense, personal essay on what it is like to be black in Brazil.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

This is challenging, powerful and uncomfortable theatre, and is highly recommended for those looking for something a bit different – a bland piece of fringe theatre it certainly isn’t!

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