This year Dzi Croquettes, a documentary on the Brazilian infamous dance troupe from the 1960’s will be shown at Reel Brazil.
Loved and admired by luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Maurice Béjart, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli, Dzi Croquettes was an infamous Brazilian dance-theatre troupe that revolutionized the nation’s gay rights movement and changed the language of theatre and dance for a generation.
Led by the American dancer and ex-pat Lennie Dale, they emerged in the heart of the 1960s Tropicália cultural movement in Rio de Janeiro, and in the midst of heavy censorship due to the military dictatorship in Brazil. They creatively and daringly used their imagination, bodies and voices, to confront the violent regime of their time.
With: Liza Minnelli, Ron Lewis, Marília Pêra, Ney Matogrosso, Norma Bengell, Miguel Falabella, Cláudia Raia, Gilberto Gil.
Reel Brazil will take place in Wellington (22 – 28 Sept, Paramount Theatre) and Auckland (27 Oct – 02 Nov, Rialto Newmarket).