(Re)Inventions of the Body in the Irreducible Liminarity of Samba:

the Cuíca theory



Body, Counter-Coloniality, Samba, Queer, Cuíca


This article aims to think about the specificities of the gender performativities of dissident bodies that practice samba performances in Rio de Janeiro. A reflection on social reinventions in samba schools is proposed; and about how the potential for creation intrinsic to samba, understood in Benjaminian terms as its aura, needs to be resumed in contemporary times. Based on the concepts proposed by Walter Mignolo, of liminal thought and irreducible colonial difference, of cruzo, intersections of Simas and Rufino, the interwovens between queer studies and local contexts of race and class are discussed. Finally, a proposal is elaborated to think about the samba dissident bodies from what we call the Cuíca theory.


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Biografia do Autor

Cleiton França de Almeida, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Cleiton França de Almeida is an artist-researcher. He is a PhD candidate in Visual Arts at the Programa de Pós-graduação em Artes Visuais of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPGAV/UFRJ), in the research line Image and Culture. Master in Contemporary Studies in the Arts, in the research line Experience, Concept and Sonorities, from the Programa de Pós-graduação em Estudos Contemporâneos das Artes of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (PPGCA/UFF). Member of the general coordination of the Observatório de Carnaval/LABEDIS/MN/UFRJ. Member of the research and extension group Imagem, Texto e Educação Contemporânea (ITEC), of the Faculdade de Educação at UFRJ. He has experience in Arts, with an emphasis on Visual Arts, working mainly on the following themes: allegory, montage, narrative and carnival in contemporary artistic processes; performative and imagetic productions in the context of studies of sexual and gender dissidence; queer theory and Samba.



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França de Almeida, C. (2024). (Re)Inventions of the Body in the Irreducible Liminarity of Samba:: the Cuíca theory. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 14(1). Recuperado de https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/136499



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