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Late at V&A Hot Brazil

Alicia Bastos, Azul Serra, Bianca Turner, Brazilian art, Braziliarty, Camilla Danieletto, Gabriela Dworecki, London, Mayra Linares and Giselle Barboza, Michal, Nayana Fernandez, Tom Bolton., Victoria & Albert Museum
About This Project


The Telenovela experience: The story of ‘Victoria & Alberto’ in Brazil was commisisoned by the Victoria & Abert Museum to be an attraction of the Late at V&A Hot Brazil in January 2012

The script of the soap opera created by Braziliality to be recorded live in the event with the inetraction of the audinece as characters of the story.

The telenovela was broadcasted LIVE in the cafe area. Over 10 members of Braziliality were involved in this playful experience.

Braziliality team: Alicia Bastos, Bianca Turner, Azul Serra, Nayana Fernandez, Gabriela Dworecki, Camilla Danieletto, Mayra Linares and Giselle Barboza. Many thanks to Michal and Tom Bolton.

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The installation: FREVO DROP

The Frevo Drop installation was comissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum for the Late at V&A Hot Brazil event in January of 2012.

Alicia Bastos & Bianca Turner created an installation made of 30 original frevo umbrellas, insidivually hand decorated and lit.

The idea came to link the London and Brazil throught the iconic umbrellas that are essential accessory in the London winter and the summer in Brazil during the Carnival in the North East of the country. Both season happen simultaneosly and Frevo Drop aimes to bring the warmth and colours of Brazil to the UK.

Frevo is a  Brazilian style of  carnival music and  dance distinct to the  culture of the north  east region of  Perambuco. Dancers with  frevo bands are known for  their energetic moves  accompanied with the  waving of colourful  parasols.

During the 19th century,  fierce competition between  frevo bands could see fights  breaking out between their  supporters in the watching  crowd and bands had to  resort to hiring  protection.

The Brazilian martial  art capoeira was illegal on  the streets so fighters  would cover up their moves  as dance and used the  seemingly harmless props  of umbrellas as weapons to  avoid arrest, with today’s  frevo costumes and  parasols still inspired by  traditional folk styles.

The installation was seen in the main foyer of the V&A for the most successful Late to date event in the museum.