Street Training in Brazil

Lottie was awarded an artist's residency (not an ASBO) by the British Council to reasearch safety and joy in the streets of Brazil (Winter to Spring 2009). During the four months she was there she apprenticed herself to young women in the favela, morro dos prazers, they taught her how to walk with safety and joy using the power of their sexuality. She made a documentary with Rio film maker Marcia Derriak and developed Street Training techniques circuits with performers, musicains, artists, researchers and dancers.
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Brazil and Rio Reflections

Submitted by Lottie on Sat, 2010-07-17 08:07

I planned to spend one month in Bahia experiencing the deep symbiotic relation to nature that permaculture pointed to, for me. To continue learning capoeira with masters as a way to deepen my understanding of how one can acquire another’s culture and experience by emulating their body movements. I then intended to live for three months in Rio to subjectively explore the emotional and psychological landscape of the city and investigate the idea that “the favela is the university of malandragem” as I was told by one of the many people I had previously quizzed on the subject.

Rio - Reflections

Submitted by Lottie on Sat, 2010-07-17 08:02

At the start of the residency I wrote
“My ways of inhabiting my body will change but some will stay the same. As I change within the currents and interplays of self, environment and culture how much control do I have over this process?”
diary Bahia, Brazil January 12th

On April 22nd 2009 I wrote

Rio Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Thu, 2010-01-28 12:24
Rio Street Training

Rio Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Thu, 2010-01-28 12:23
Rio Street Training