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Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

danço-te, 2005

One Channel Video Installation, TRT 6’18”

David P. Moore (Camera), Bianca Halpern (Director’s Assistant), Katia Moraes (Dance Supervision), Bia Gayotto (Choreography), Luis Pierri (Post-production)

Music: Luiz Gayotto

Participants: Haruko Tanaka, Dana Walker, Bia Gayotto, Allan deSouza, Yong Soon Min.


Five bi-national artists-non-dancers from Asia, Africa, North and South America perform a sequence of traditional Brazilian rhythms including samba, roda, baião, xaxado, afoxé, frevo and samba-reggae. In learning and performing the same dance steps as a group, the individuals reveal their unique interpretations, including spontaneous unchoreographed movements. Recorded on a continuous take, Danço-Te plays with notions of cultural stereotypes questioning individuality and the body as a cultural territory. Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

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