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FTA Playground

A Conversation with Lia Rodrigues

Lia Rodrigues + Cadu Mello +
Nakitta Hannah

What fantasies, desires, and goals are projected on artists from the Global South? The Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues will use this platform to discuss the forms, aesthetics, and imaginary worlds that define her work. Known for her vital contributions to the development of contemporary dance in Brazil, she has also been working for decades on an artistic, pedagogical, and social project in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré favela that is upending hierarchies and challenging our assumptions about dance.


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Lia Rodrigues (Rio de Janeiro) Lia Rodrigues Companhia de danças

A major figure on the international choreography scene for the past 40 years, Brazil’s Lia Rodrigues has always prioritized community in her artistic work.

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Cadu Mello (Montreal)

A native of Brazil, Cadu Mello is a researcher based in Montreal. Since 2019, he has been conducting doctoral studies in research-creation at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) in the areas of process philosophy, performance studies, and mental health.

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Nakitta Hannah (Montreal)

Nakitta Hannah is a film director, writer and actress, primarily working in documentary, experimental and installation films

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