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Recasting Transnationalism through Performance
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Manuel Semedo Tavares stands in front of the morgado
(landowner) house in Engenhos village, Santiago Island,
where he has worked as a guard since 1956. Photo by the
author.
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Edimilson Sousa plays peasant farmer ‘Bita,’ a strike leader
inspired by the actor’s extended family’s experiences with
agricultural exploitation in Engenhos. In OTACA’s Tchom di
Morgado. The 2004 Mindelact International Theatre Festival,
Cape Verde Islands. Photo: João Barbosa, courtesy of the
Mindelact Association.
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Sandra Horta dramatizes the oral history of Matilde Tavares
in ESTE’s Mãe Preta, a tribute to Cape Verdean mothers
who have struggled to feed their children during times of
drought. The 2005 Mindelact International Theatre Festival,
Cape Verde Islands. Photo: João Barbosa, courtesy of the
Mindelact Association.
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A sign hanging outside the restaurant Filha da Mãe Preta
(the Black Mother’s Daughter) along Porto’s Douro River in
northern Portugal. Photo by the author.
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Kongolese prophetess Kimpa Vita conveys her visions
about returning a Kongo king to power. Anabela Vandiane
in Elinga’s Kimpa-Vita: A profetisa ardente. FESTLIP 2009,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Rogério Resende, courtesy
of Talu Produções.
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Bety Fernandes and Rosy Timas wrap themselves up in a
long white piece of mesh resembling a wedding veil in Raiz
di Polon’s Duas Sem Três. Photo: João Barbosa, courtesy of
the Mindelact Association.
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Elliot Alex plays a barman tempting a desperate
Mozambican woman Deolinda, played by Yolanda Fumo
(R), to become his restaurant’s official taster, while her
Conscience, Isabel Jorge (L), looks on in disapproval in
M’Bêu’s O Homem Ideal. FESTLIP 2009, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. Photo: Rogério Resende, courtesy of Talu Produções.
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Nuno Delgado (the Fool) interacts with the head of Fonseca
Soares (Lear) in GTCCPM’s 2003 production of Rei Lear.
Photo: Luís Couto, courtesy of the Mindelact Association.
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Nuno Costa and Marco Freitas rehearse a scene from Pirámo
e Tisbe in the forest in Solaris’s Sonho de uma noite de verão, a
Crioulo-language version of Midsummer Night’s Dream. The
2005 Mindelact International Theatre Festival, Cape Verde
Islands. Photo: João Barbosa, courtesy of the Mindelact
Association.
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Actors from Luarte and Agerre Teatroa play Dom Quixote’s
friends and neighbors in Dulcinéia e o cavaleiro dos leões.
Teatro Avenida, Maputo, Mozambique. Photo: Agerre
Teatroa, courtesy of Maite Agirre.
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Actors from GTO-Guinea-Bissau play feuding families
in Nó mama: Frutos da mesma árvore. FESTLIP 2009,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Rogério Resende, courtesy
of Talu Produções.
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