Opa! Abaporu Neon
The Brazilian theater company Group Dot BR and House of Yes present Opa! Abaporu Neon, a high energy party celebrating and reimagining Brazilian art modernism.
Throughout numerous decades, Brazilian Modern Art developed, evolved, and became a collection of vibrant and multifaceted “modernisms”. They had different faces but were connected by a common thread: the ideas of breaking with conservatism, finding freedom of expression, searching for the country’s true identity and valuing what is Brazilian. It feels contemporary, right?
The historical moment that put Brazilian Modernism in the spotlight was the Modern Art Week (Semana de Arte Moderna), a scandalous arts festival held in the conservative Municipal Theater in São Paulo, in 1922. As we celebrate the centennial of this transformational week, we invite you to scandalize yourself, find your Brasilidade, and join us for a Brazilian day of dancing to the sound of DJs and live music, performances, food, visual arts, and a neon costume station.