Bárbara Luci Carvalho is a dancer, actress, performance artist, lecturer for theatre and dance, and part of the collective Antagon TheaterAKTion. She was the artistic program curator of the Sommerwerft – Internationales Theater Festival and, for the past 4 years, has been the artistic director of the International Womens’ Theater Festival. Carvalho develops projects based on Afro-Brazilian and contemporary dance, performance, and dance theater.
“The corona virus acts like a magnifying glass, in both the German and worldwide context, on the lives of black women and on their current resistance against structural racism. It also exposes the existence of violence and the right to life. In a broader socio-political context, the black woman’s body is thus faced with the constant challenge of rewriting new readings of its history and contemporary experience.”
For the home.frankfurt.telaviv web residency, Carvalho would like to try to artistically explore the movements of her body as home. In this context, while her body would be home, culture, family, and tradition all at the same time, her dance would be understood as an autobiographical narrative that overcomes the boundaries between dance and theater as well as geographical and aesthetic barriers.
Foto: Katharina Dubno