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Macacos

Clayton Nascimento

After an incident in a soccer stadium, where fans shouted macaco (‘ape’) at a black player, actor and theatre writer Clayton Nascimento decided to delve into the origins of a racism that he himself is also confronted with in his everyday life.


Using nothing more than his own body and a lipstick, Nacimento brings the story of Brazil to the stage, from rulings by the Portuguese Court during slavery to the present day, when executions of black people by the police go unpunished. In this moving and multi-award-winning monologue Macacos, he takes the audience through this history of prejudice, exclusion and violence.


Taking to the stage historical facts and harrowing situations, he heartbreakingly gives a voice to the mothers mourning their arrested and murdered daughters and sons. He also makes a direct connection with the audience as he reflects on slavery, the human trafficking that made the Netherlands rich. From beginning to end, Macacos is more than a performance: it shows where art has the power to inspire social change.

dates

Fri June 14 8:30 PM

Sat June 15 8:30 PM

Sun June 16 8:30 PM

Prices

  • default € 24
  • CJP/student/scholar € 13

language & duration

  • Portuguese surtitles: English, Dutch

  • Show duration to be announced (zonder pauze)

  • © Julieta Bacchin

  • © Julieta Bacchin

  • <p>Macacos</p>

    © Julieta Bacchin

  • <p>Macacos</p>

    © Julieta Bacchin

  • <p>Macacos</p>

    © Julieta Bacchin

credits

director Clayton Nascimento creation Clayton Nascimento performance Clayton Nascimento technical management, light Danielle Meireles, Cynthia Monteiro photography Julieta Bacchin, Noelia Nájera, Bob Sousa production Corpo Rastreado, Companhia Do Sal international production CORPO A FORA

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