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Studies for Conjura were a series of meetings open to the public and free of charge with   reference professionals in dance, theater and performance and human sciences, with research and practices linked to discussions of Afro-diasporic aesthetics and politics .
Our proposal for "Studies" presupposes   an activation of the senses to build critical thoughts that allow us to interrogate the orders of things in a pulsating way.
Can studying the diaspora mean approaching the circulations of life? In these brutal times, we are called upon to strengthen the imaginations that lead us to forge new worlds.
In  7 meetings we discussed   the composition of black dancers, the politics of identity representation in the field of Afro-diaspora arts and the practices of naming dance practices; We studied the thinking of black women in Latin America based on ideas about anger and the radical nature of love; We discover  [ dancing ] the J-Sette performance and what can be complex and changing in counter-hegemonic corporeities; We imagine   unexpected black masculinities and the protagonist role of black populations in the formation of São Paulo.
Every day, a form of conjuration. 

A cada dia, uma forma de conjura. 

Nossa proposta de "Estudos" pressupos uma ativação de sentidos para construirmos pensamentos críticos que nos permitam interrogar de maneira pulsante as ordens das coisas.Estudar a diáspora pode significar abordar as circulações de vida? Nestes tempos brutais estamos convocadas a fortalecer as imaginações que nos levam a forjar novos mundos.

Em  7 encontros discutimos  a composição de dançares pretes, as políticas de representação identitária no campo das artes da afro-diáspora e as práticas de nomeação dos fazeres de dança; Estudamos o pensamento de mulheres negras da América Latina a partir de ideias sobre a raiva e a radicalidade do amor; Descobrimos  [ dançando ] a performance J-Sette e o que pode ser complexo e mutante nas corporeidades contra hegemônicas; Imaginamos masculinidades negras não esperadas e o papel protagonista das populações negras na formação de São Paulo.

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May 4th and 5th, 2021 
Theme: "From mouths to ears: experimental conversations to dance"

The conversation moved between performative practices of speech, writing, listening and movement. During the course  suntos and poetic, historical and critical materials were presented and produced in order to question and compose in the direction of the pretense dancers.

Carmen Luz

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May 11 
Theme:   Black dances and their representations: tensions in motion.
An invitation to reflect on identity representation policies in the field of Afro-diasporic arts and the practices of naming dance practices. We will inquire about the experience of Danças Negras as a space for educational and artistic training, also reflecting on the constitution of its own epistemic field, its ethical and political implications.

Fernando Ferraz


Theme: The Discovery of Anger and the Radicality of Love as a Method
May 18th

In this meeting, we embarked on the interiorities of black women's thought in Latin America, through the anti-racist and decolonial critique of two fundamental intellectuals in the production of contemporary thought, the Dominicans Yuderkys Espinosa and Ochy Curiel.   Based on the perspectives and notes of his works, we will reflect on anger and its messenger and educational role in the construction and political struggle, as well as addressing the centrality of love as a transforming and community-building method.

Daniele Almeida


Theme: The Speed of Knowing Someone

May 25 (7pm to 9pm) jumatatu poe (USA) |

The Speed of Knowing Someone

Conversation about jumatatu poe's artistic and social work and the importance of moving slowly around the world, focusing on his research and practice of an African-American dance style called J-Sette that grew up in the bleachers of sports stadiums in universities historically black women in the American South, and on the dance floors of black gay clubs. 

jumatatu poe (USA) 


Theme: Between some affection, transgression & struggle: attempts to build an unexpected black masculinity
June 1 

Meeting-experience-essay about the experience of a black performer and the construction of black masculinities on different platforms. Between archetypes, stereotypes and the attempt of new foundations. In search of a free body with wings. 

Sidiney Santiago 


Petronio Domingues 

Theme: Black protagonism in São Paulo: history and historiography
June 8 

In this class, Petrônio Domingues will address the black experience in São Paulo in the post-abolitionist period, when the hierarchical relationships between masters and slaves ceased to exist. Reconstitute and examine black protagonism, from subjects (men and women), facts, scenarios, agencies, connections, social movements, racial policies, cultural flows and identity narratives, seeking to break the silence around this theme and giving visibility to historical experiences that deconstruct stereotypes, clichés and crystallized images. The assumption is that, in the historical formation of São Paulo, black people did not play a purely symbolic, or supporting, role. Rather, they assumed an agency role in the process of producing material wealth and in establishing the foundations of social, political, cultural and spiritual life.

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