Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification

Swing Nation

  • Authors
  • Cristina¬†F.¬†Rosa

Part of the New World Choreographies book series (NWC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Choreographing Ideas

    1. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 1-20
  3. Understanding Ginga

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 23-43
    3. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 44-69
  4. Analyzing Ginga

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 122-148
  5. Staging Ginga

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 151-175
    3. Cristina F. Rosa
      Pages 176-201
  6. Conclusion: The Pride and Shame of Being a Swing Nation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 222-281

About this book


Brazilian Bodies, and their Choreographies of Identification retraces the presence of a particular way of swaying the body that, in Brazil, is commonly known as ginga . Cristina Rosa its presence across distinct and specific realms: samba-de-roda (samba-in-a-circle) dances, capoeira angola games, and the repertoire of Grupo Corpo.


Contemporary dance international performance Brazilian dance body Brazil corpus dance nation performance understanding

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55470-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46227-5
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