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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Rehearsal of Our Bakery, 2001. Theater Group from the Dorcelina Folador Settlement, Arapongas, state of Paraná

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November 2002

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Theater as a Rehearsal for Life
Theatre project in the southern state of Paraná. Performance in May 2001 of Our Bakery, drawing on the lived experience of the MST farmers, on Bertolt Brecht's The Bakery and on some popular traditions ofrural Brazil. Land itself becomes their stage as the plays are performed in the encampments and settlements.
Else R P Vieira

See also: The performative arts of the MST: The symbolic power of bodies in movement.

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