Calixto Neto

Calixto Neto is a dance artist. He began his path by studying theater at the Federal University of Pernambuco, and later entered the master’s ex.e.r.ce of choreographic studies at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. Between 2007 and 2013 he was a member of Lia Rodrigues Dance Company, and collabores currently with choreographers BO-Kevin Jean, Anne Collod, Mette Ingvartsen and Luiz de Abreu, being chosen to be the interpreter of his iconic piece O Samba do Crioulo Doido (2004). Calixto Neto likes to think of the choreographic field as a place of intersection between notions of identity, representations of the (black) body, and decolonization. Currently, besides collaborations with other artists in dance and visual arts, he develops his own work between writing, pedagogy and in the creation of the solos oh!rage and Outrar (in collaboration with Lia Rodrigues and her dancers), the group piece FEIJOADA and the films O Samba do Crioulo Doido: ruler and Compas and Pro Futuro Quilombo.

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