Rózà is a multimedia performance based on the letters of Rosa Luxemburg, a great thinker and activist of the European socialist movement. She was imprisoned several times, most notably for her anti-war protests. She was assassinated in 1919. Luxemburg’s letters reveal a passionate sensibility, a steely intellect and a multifaceted human being behind the public persona.

Rózà is a collaboration between a group of artists from all art forms: sound, music, film, theatre and performance in São Paulo, Brazil. It cuts and pastes Rosa Luxemburg’s letters with footage from recent protests and political events in Brazil, interviews with people on the street and in refugee camps in Europe. It poses questions, the same questions that Rosa Luxemburg asked, one hundred years before, about freedom and power, capitalism and socialism, globalisation and imperialism, war and peace, humanity and nature; with an urgency and super relevance of the world around us today.

Rózà premièred at Curitiba Theatre Festival in April 2014 had two seasons at Casa do Povo and a tour with Circuito Cultural Paulista, performed at Tempo Festival in Rio de Janeiro 2015 and is touring a selection of high schools that were recently occupied by students in Sao Paulo 2016.

You can visit the Rózà site here and my blog about the process of this international collaboration here.

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