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The Amazon: Learning for a different future

How to imagine and tell the story of the future of the Amazon.



Dan Baron, LAB’s correspondent in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, is organizing a conference on 18 May at 12:30 – 14:00 GMT on ‘The Pedagogies of Transformance in the Brazilian Amazon’ with the Rios de Encontro (Rivers of Meeting) project.

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Participants are asked to watch the lovely video below about the work of Rios de Encontro in the Cabelo Seco community, Marabá (in Portuguese with English subtitles).

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Dan Baron is a performance educator, living in the Amazonian afro-indigenous community of Cabelo Seco, Pará. After doctoral research into ‘theatre as education’ at Oxford University, Dan began his ‘transformance’ project in Manchester, moving to Derry in 1988, to the Rhondda in 1994. and, in 1998, to Brazil. Collaborations with at-risk landless, indigenous, trade union and school communities, generated collective performances, murals, sculptures, and in 2008, the Amazonian Rivers of Meeting project. In 2012, Dan co-founded its Community University of the Rivers with the AfroRaiz Collective. As Chair of the World Alliance for Arts Education (2006-10), and member of the World Social Forum international council, Dan advocated arts education for sustainable futures. Dan publications include ‘Theatre of Self-Determination’ (Derry, 2001), ‘Cultural Literacy’ (São Paulo, 2004), ‘Harvest in Times of Drought’ (Marabá, 2011), and numerous essays.

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