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NewsPress Release: 4/03/02 Brazilian Social Issues is Topic of Performance Art at Marlboro

The Berkshire Bateria Escola de Samba bandMARLBORO, VT -- "Brazil: Coffee, Sugar, Blood" is the title of an exciting multimedia theater and dance performance that will be presented by Marlboro College senior Kyle Nuse at 8 p.m. April 20 in Persons Auditorium on campus.

The performance, part of Nuse's Plan of Concentration, will touch upon colonization, the segregation and mixing of races, the celebration of Carnaval, the dynamics of Brazil's capoeira dancing, femininity, and poverty. Nuse studied dance and anthropology in Bahia, Brazil, during the spring and summer of 2001.

The Plan of Concentration is the cornerstone of Marlboro's academic program. It is an in-depth, self-designed exploration of a field or fields of each student's choosing.

Performers will include Nuse, School for International Training student Shino Yagi of Japan, and professional African dancer Georgette Beighle of Cameroon.

The Berkshire Bateria Escola de Samba band will accompany the performers. A samba party will follow the performance.

Admission is free and open to the public. Persons Auditorium is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at http://www.marlboro.edu.

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