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Introduction to Nós do Morroblog

Introduction to Nós do Morro

In the past twenty-five years, the Nós do Morro company consolidated its roots in the heart of Rio de Janeiro and achieved international recognition.

Nós do Morro: Voice, Art, and Empowerment

Nós do Morro (Us from the Hillside) is a community based theatre company and school based in the Vidigal[i] Morro, one of the largest favelas (shanty towns) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sonho de uma Noite de Verao: uma intromissao do grupo Nós do Morro no mundo de Shakespeare (Midsummer’s Night Dream)production

Sonho de uma Noite de Verao: uma intromissao do grupo Nós do Morro no mundo de Shakespeare (Midsummer’s Night Dream) (Mello da Costa, Fernando, 2004): Full Video

Languages: Portuguese Regions: Brazil

Sonho de uma Noite de Verão – uma intromissão no mundo de Shakespeare (Midsummer Night’s Dream – an intromission in the world of Shakespeare), directed by Fernando Mello da Costa, is the first Shakespearean stage adaptation from award winning community based theatre company, Nós do Morro. Declaring to be an “intromission” into the world of Shakespeare, the Brazilian performance recreates the atmosphere of love, fantasy and dream present in the original text. The blurring of the boundaries between reality and fantasy is creatively introduced before the actual play starts, in the foyer of the theatre.

Dois Cavalheiros de Verona (Two Gentlemen of Verona)production

Dois Cavalheiros de Verona (Two Gentlemen of Verona) (Fraga, Gutti (Guti), 2006): Full Video

Languages: Portuguese Regions: Brazil

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2006, the award winning community theatre company Nós do Morro (We from the Favela/Hillside) displays a fresh and energetic performance of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Switching effortlessly from the comic to the serious, the plotline is infused by vibrating music and movement.

Arabesque: Shakespeare and Globalisation

On April Fool’s Day 1607 the crew of the Red Dragon weighed anchor off the coast of southern England and set sail into global history –mercantile, cultural, and imperial.