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Holland Festival – Macacos – Clayton Nascimento

Sensational and award-winning solo performance with personal stories exposes structural racism in Brazilian society. After an incident in a football stadium, in which fans called a black player macaco ('monkey'), actor and playwright Clayton Nascimento decides to look for the origins of the racism that he also has to deal with every day.

Holland Festival – Macacos – Clayton Nascimento

Dates
Fri 14 Jun20:30 - 22:00
Sat 15 Jun20:30 - 22:00
Sun 16 Jun20:30 - 22:00
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Location
Frascati
Nes 63 63
1012 KD Amsterdam
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Monologue

Using nothing more than his own body and a lipstick, Nacimento stages the story of Brazil, from the rulings of the Portuguese Court during slavery to today, where executions of black people by the police remain unpunished. In his moving and multi-award winning monologue Macacos, he guides the audience through this history of prejudice, exclusion and violence.

In addition to historical facts and harrowing situations, he heartbreakingly gives a voice to the mothers who mourn their arrested and murdered daughters and sons. He also makes a direct connection with the audience here when he reflects on slavery, the human trafficking that made the Netherlands rich. From start to finish, Macacos is more than a performance: it shows where art has the power to inspire social change.

Please note: the end time is an indication.

Dates and times

Friday 14 June20:30 - 22:00
Saturday 15 June20:30 - 22:00
Sunday 16 June20:30 - 22:00

Holland Festival – Macacos – Clayton Nascimento

Dates
Fri 14 Jun20:30 - 22:00
Sat 15 Jun20:30 - 22:00
Sun 16 Jun20:30 - 22:00
More dates
Location
Frascati
Nes 63 63
1012 KD Amsterdam
show in Google Maps