From 23 March to 1 April BaixoCentro took place, a self-managed Street Festival in São Paulo that is organized collaboratively, horizontally and independently by a group of producers and...
Brazilian cultural policy under Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil has been one of inclusion and decentralization, breaking a long-standing Rio-São Paulo rule. Many sub-cultures are included: traditional storytellers, afro-descendents, Indians, culturas populares (what used to be called Folklore), culturas quilombolas (communities formed by descendants of escaped slaves), gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and gypsies.
The aim of this mapping is to be as inclusive as Gil’s policy and thereby providing a foundation for a cultural exchange that goes further than mainstream theatre in Rio and São Paulo.
This mapping will explain how to gain access to this Brazilian network as well as offering a few cultural do’s and don’ts when establishing contact. Furthermore, it will offer its readers links to websites throughout the text and explain how to navigate certain sites in Portuguese.